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Lily Provost, 5, of DeKalb, with father Tim Provost makes a donation toward Feed’em Soup while David Gordon (right), junior organization and corporate communication major, mans the donation table in front of Walmart, 2300 Sycamore Road. Rent and utilities have made it difficult for the charity, which provides locals with cheap food, to pay its bills.

Debt threatens Feed’em Soup

By Joseph Dench | April 13, 2014

To make up for finding itself with 30 percent less supplies than it had in the fall and $10,000 in debt, Feed’em Soup has teamed up with Pi Sigma Epsilon to put together a drive to collect food, cleaning supplies and cash donations.Feed’em Soup, founded...

Six DeKalb businesses fail tobacco check

By Northern Star Staff | November 13, 2011

Six DeKalb businesses failed tobacco compliance checks performed by the DeKalb Police Department Thursday, police reports state.According to police reports, an agent working for the DeKalb Police Department entered each store and attempted to purchase...

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national
contest, sponsored by Walgreens, to win one ton of candy and a cash

Sycamore woman reaches semi-finals in national Walgreens sponsored contest

By Courtney Schmitt | October 13, 2011

Sycamore resident Becky Wardlow is in the running for a national contest to win one ton of Halloween candy and a cash prize sponsored by Walgreens and Hershey's. As a semi-finalist, Wardlow was awarded a $300 Walgreens gift card to decorate her house...

The stars make their way into DeKalb County

By Brian Belford | July 19, 2011

DeKalb | If you thought you saw Hollywood actors walking around this week, you might not be as crazy as you think. Debbie Armstrong, executive director of the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau, located at 164 E. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, said...

Three DeKalb businesses fail Tobacco Compliance Check

By Northern Star Staff | November 21, 2010

Three businesses failed a Tobacco Compliance Check conducted on Nov. 11. According to a DeKalb Police news release, Walgreens, 100 W. Lincoln Highway, 7-Eleven, 802 S. Fourth Street, and La Salsa Supermarket, 1011 W. Hillcrest Drive, all sold tobacco...

Flu shots offered all around DeKalb area

By Allyson Martin | October 20, 2010

Some local businesses are offering convenient ways to get a flu shot. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for all persons six months of age and older. In the past, the CDC only recommended annual vaccination for adults...