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Zachary Isaacman

Sentencing for Isaacman pushed back to March 3

By Zachary brictson | January 30, 2011

DeKALB | Sentencing for Zachary Isaacman was pushed back after his newly-appointed attorney asked for a continuation during a hearing Thursday. Isaacman, 23, a former NIU student, was arrested on Feb. 19, 2010 after shooting another student in the leg....

More to the job than professing

By Zachary Brictson | November 18, 2010

Not everyone is able to see what professors do outside the classroom and how they must balance between a variety of responsibilities that go well beyond the chalkboard. "We do a lot of hidden work that you don't see, but it's essential to keeping the...

The affects of political comedy like Colbert Report, Daily show

By Zachary Brictson | November 8, 2010

The popularity and recent noise over Comedy Central's satirical news hosts, John Stewart and Stephen Colbert, raises questions over how much influence the two men and their shows have. Airing four times a week, ‘The Daily Show' and ‘The Colbert Report'...

Local churches and businesses team up for charity

By Zachary Brictson | November 3, 2010

With frigid weather approaching, local churches plan for programs to help the less fortunate through the winter. Churches and businesses are working with DeKalb's Salvation Army, 830 Grove St., to provide food drives and other charitable service to eligible...

The new CPR: It’s as easy as C.A.B.

By Zachary Brictson | October 27, 2010

DeKALB | The American Heart Association has released new guidelines for performing CPR that will improve chances of survival for victims of cardiac arrest. Previously known as the ABC (airway, breathing, compressions) method that starts with tilting the...

One of TAILS black cats that has gone un-adopted during the month.

Black cats get spotlight from TAILS

By Zachary Brictson | October 18, 2010

Black cats at the TAILS humane society for sheltered and adoptable animals are getting the spotlight this October. Located at 2250 Barber Green Road, TAILS began the "Change Their Luck" campaign at the beginning of the month, lowering adoption fees for...

Nancy Wood and her husband, David, look for books in the DeKalb Public Library on Sunday afternoon.

DeKalb Library begins Big Read month

By Zachary Brictson | October 3, 2010

The Big Read is making its fourth appearance in DeKalb. The event, hosted by the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., began Friday. The Big Read is a month-long initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts, and according to the DeKalb Public Library's...