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Between the lines: Dan Kenney

Between the lines: Dan Kenney

By Maria Ahmad | November 19, 2012

Dan Kenney may be a fourth grade teacher by profession but he is also an activist for community sustainability and change in DeKalb. Kenney grew up in Galva, Ill., a small town with mostly locally owned businesses and tight-knit neighborhoods. Growing...

Charity wine tasting to raise money for United Way

By Maria Ahmad | November 14, 2012

Kishwaukee United Way has invited the DeKalb and Sycamore communities to enjoy a night of wine tasting and silent auctions at the Taste of the Vine fundraiser today. Taste of the Vine will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Church of St. Mary’s Memorial...

Kish Hospital hosts Holidays with Diabetes to help with healthy eating habits

By Maria Ahmad | November 7, 2012

Diabetics pay special attention to what they eat during the holidays, but Kishwaukee’s Diabetic Team encouraged all to practice healthy holiday indulging during a program Monday. Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Diabetes Education Team hosted Holidays...

Demmer beats out Boken in 90th District

Demmer beats out Boken in 90th District

By Maria Ahmad | November 6, 2012

The 90th district elected Republican Tom Demmer as its new state representative, defeating Democrat Tom Boken by 24 percent. Ninety-two percent of  precincts were accounted for by 11:40 p.m. election night, with 62.1 percent of the votes for Demmer...

Ben Gordon Center hosted its annual dodgeball fundraiser Saturday

By Maria Ahmad | November 4, 2012

Ben Gordon Center uses a gym class favorite to raise money for mental health and substance abuse programs. The Center’s seventh annual charity dodgeball tournament was held on Saturday with 30 different teams registered to play The tournament was held...

DHS Band raies money for trip to Sugar Bowl

By Maria Ahmad | November 4, 2012

The DeKalb High School Marching Band is preparing to taste the sweetness of the Sugar Bowl. Members of the band hosted a Cajun dinner to help cover the costs of their upcoming New Orleans trip, which centers around the band’s halftime performance at...

Kish Hospital to host Artisan Market to raise money for scholarship fund

By Maria Ahmad | October 30, 2012

Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its third annual Artisan Market Friday with unique handmade crafts, original artwork, and homemade baked goods. The Artisan Market will display the arts and crafts from 45 vendors this year. A raffle will...

New day spa gives back to charity

By Maria Ahmad | October 23, 2012

A new spa in downtown DeKalb is offering free massages to those in need. Dana’s Day Spa, 203 E. Locust St., moved to downtown DeKalb from downtown Sycamore this month. All services provided are done by spa owner Dana Baars. “Consistency in quality...

Volunteers, guides needed for Sycamore Historic Homes Walk

By Maria Ahmad | October 17, 2012

Volunteers are needed to guide tours on historical houses of the Sycamore area during the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. The Historic Homes Walk will be held on Oct. 27 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival. The walk is hosted by...

League of Women Voters to host interactive candidate’s night tonight

By Maria Ahmad | October 16, 2012

Citizens will be able to submit questions to candidates during a League of Women Voters event today. The DeKalb community is invited to attend a candidate’s night at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. The event will...

DeKalb to host WorkNet Job fair

By Maria Ahmad | October 11, 2012

The Illinois WorkNet Center of DeKalb will host a job fair Friday for residents of DeKalb seeking a career. The fair will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Community Outreach Center, 2500 N. Annie Glidden Road. About 21 employers from the...

YMCA provides resources, opportunities to volunteer

By Maria Ahmad | October 10, 2012

The YMCA remains a community resource with the help of more than 1,100 volunteers per year. The Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road, was incorporated in 1957 and serves the community through promoting youth development programs and healthy living...