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The American Red Cross reminds of the importance of your liver

By Thomas Verschelde | October 4, 2011

October is National Liver Awareness Month, and a number of blood drives are being held in DeKalb and surrounding areas this month due to blood stocks being very low. "Every two seconds, someone in the U.S. needs a blood transfusion," said Theresa Kuhlmann,...

Firefighters battle an electrical fire at 414 Prospect St. in DeKalb Tuesday morning.

Fire results in estimated $20K of damages

By Shaun Zinck | April 19, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb Fire Department is investigating an electrical fire that occurred Tuesday morning just one block from city hall. Police received a call at 10:31 a.m. on Tuesday about an electrical meter on fire at a house located at 414 Prospect St.,...

DeKalb County Red Cross helps displaced residents

By Demarcus Robinson | October 31, 2010

Students who were displaced from a building at 916 Greenbrier Road Wednesday night, after the roof was blown off in high winds, received help from the DeKalb County Red Cross and NIU. "We provided comfort care kits [for building residents]," said Rona...