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Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 8

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 28, 2012

Julia Fullerton Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 32 Hometown: DeKalb Education: J.D. from the NIU College of Law Career: Director of intellectual property for an international, non-profit association; former Executive Director of the American Veterinary...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 4

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 28, 2012

Joe Bassett Party: Democrat Age: 32 Hometown: Sycamore Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from the University of Iowa Career: Entrepreneur, inventor Main Goals & Priorities: Encouraging public/private entrepreneurship programs in conjunction...

Event offers the chance to chase or be chased

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 21, 2012

Saturday’s Zombie Dash 5K run, sponsored by the Clinton Rosette Middle School Parent Teachers Associate, marked the first of its kind to take place in DeKalb. Runners arrived at 8 a.m. to register at Clinton Rosette Middle School (CRMS), 650 N. First...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 2

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 2

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 16, 2012

DeKalb County Board District 2 Election Profiles Russell Deverell Background: Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 59 Hometown: Kingston Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural economics from University of Illinois Career: Farmer, Self-Employed Main...

Clifford Adams, Sycamore, knocks over his king in defeat against his opponent at a chess match at the Congregational Chruch of DeKalb, 615 N. 1st Street.

DeKalb Chess Club offers fun for all skill levels

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 9, 2012

The DeKalb Chess Club has historically been a place where chess enthusiasts young and old can come to participate for fun and prizes. The club is an affiliate of both the Illinois Chess Association and the US Chess Federation, and meetings are held 3...

Art Walk shows off local artists

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 7, 2012

 The Sycamore Art Attack School of Art hosted the fifth annual Art Walk on Saturday. The event allowed fans of any medium to tour studios and meet artists. Susan Edwards, Art Attack executive director, was one of the event organizers. Art Attack spanned...

Dogs ‘strut’ at TAILS’ Fun Fest

By Ludwig Gerdes | September 23, 2012

TAILS Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road, held its annual fundraiser, Mutt Strut-Dog Walk and Fun Fest, on Saturday at Hopkins Park. The event allowed both dog-enthusiasts and owners to bring their furry friends for the afternoon. The walk began...

Kite Fest comes to DeKalb for its eighth year

By Ludwig Gerdes | September 9, 2012

A rainbow of color occupied the skies as DeKalb’s 8th annual Kite Fest took flight Sunday. Kites resembling dolphins, rainbows, cows, cats and other things were visible all the way to NIU’s North 40 field. The event went from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at...

Loan options debated for new police station

By Ludwig Gerdes | September 5, 2012

On Aug. 30, the DeKalb City Council gave an initial vote in favor of a $12.25 million loan needed for the construction of a new police station and renovations to existing fire departments. The new police station will be at 700 W. Lincoln Highway, across...