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Re:New Dekalb to host annual community breakfast

By Samantha Brockett | March 19, 2013

The Easter Bunny will be in town early this year for breakfast with children and their families. Re:New DeKalb will host its annual holiday event “Breakfast with the Bunny” Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. The event is sponsored...

Downtown Sycamore to host warm events this weekend

By Samantha Brockett | January 16, 2013

Sizzlin’ in the Snow is being held in downtown Sycamore this weekend to bring some summer flair to the winter months. The merchants of downtown Sycamore are hosting a summer-themed series of events from Friday to Sunday. The idea for the event was created...

Between the Lines: Derek Gibbs

By Samantha Brockett | December 9, 2012

A local man looks to help change the world, one bowl of soup at a time. Derek Gibbs was born and raised in Sycamore and he graduated from Sycamore High School in 2001. After his high school graduation, he attended Kishwaukee Community College on and off...

Non-Profit Spotlight: Feed’em Soup

By Samantha Brockett | December 5, 2012

Feed’em Soup, 122 S. First St., is a non-profit organization known for serving the DeKalb area with free community meals for those in need. The idea for the organization began in January 2010. The economy at the time was poor and a group of 16 individuals...

Lieutenant Joesph R Kozenczak of Des Plaines police department speaks about his experiences in helping to catch serial killer John Wayne Gacy.

Detective discussed experiences with John Wayne Gacy case to interested students

By Samantha Brockett | November 29, 2012

The lead investigator of the John Wayne Gacy case spoke at NIU on Wednesday evening. Students crowded in a Neptune Central smart classroom to hear Lt. Joseph Kozenczak speak about his experiences while investigating the serial killer John Wayne Gacy....

DeKalb set to host Santa in downtown tonight

By Samantha Brockett | November 28, 2012

Santa Claus is coming to town during a public meet and greet downtown today. Re:New DeKalb is hosting their annual holiday event at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., today. The event will begin at 6 p.m. with cookies, cocoa and caroling performed...

Dean Frieders

Between the Lines: Dean Frieders, DeKalb city attorney

By Samantha Brockett | November 12, 2012

DeKalb city attorney Dean Frieders may not be entirely responsible for the city’s decisions, but he is the person who city council looks to for its information. Frieders grew up in a farm near Naperville and lived in Waterman for many years. He currently...

Local businesses use social media for promotions and marketing

By Samantha Brockett | November 11, 2012

With a rise in Facebook and Twitter use, the opportunity for DeKalb businesses to create marketing and promotional initiatives has skyrocketed. Local businesses have been looking to social media websites to host special offers and for targeted marketing...

Obama wins another four years in office

By Samantha Brockett | November 7, 2012

America will see four more years with President Barack Obama. The election was decided late Tuesday night with the president receiving 303 electoral votes to defeat Republican challenger Mitt Romney who only had 206, according to CNN news. CNN reported...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 9

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 9

By Samantha Brockett | October 28, 2012

Julia L. Fauci Party: Democrat, Incumbent Age: 60 Hometown: DeKalb Education: Bachelor’s degree of Fine Arts in visual communications from Northern Illinois University. Career: Retired graphic designer Main Goals/Priorities: •Creating jobs and supporting...

Library to host square dance and pie baking contest as a finale to the Big Read

By Samantha Brockett | October 24, 2012

The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a square dance and pie baking contest at 6 p.m. Saturday. The event will be held at Hopkins Park Shelter, 1403 Sycamore Road. During the event, participants have a chance to enter a pie baking contest. The deadline...

Downtown Dekalb, Sycamore to host Trick-or-Treating for children

Downtown Dekalb, Sycamore to host Trick-or-Treating for children

By Samantha Brockett | October 23, 2012

Discover Sycamore and Re:New DeKalb will both be holding trick-or-treating events for children this week. Children will be able to dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat at various businesses in both cities. Discover Sycamore businesses will be hosting...