The forecast for the rest of this week is declining temperatures and damp, and maybe even snowflakes by the end of the week. It doesn’t matter if you hate the chilly weather or embrace it, winter is quickly approaching. Winter is just around the corner and it is time...
On October 28th Americans most celebrate National Chocolate Day (some celebrate all year long). Chocolate Day is a special day dedicated to all things chocolate. The way to observe the day is by treating yourself to one of the many chocolate delicacies available - food or beverage. Whether it be a chocolate cocktail, candy bar,...
The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission approved a location plan for a potential Medical Marijuana dispensary in the City of DeKalb on Wednesday evening. The location was approved and is now waiting for final approval from the State of Illinois to approve the license.  This request came...
The 1985 National Champions Chicago Bears created more great players as well as championship members at any time in Bears' history. On Tuesday evening the NFL Chicago Bear Hall of Fame (2002) Dan Hampton visited Smith-Dahlquist company in Sycamore to sign autographs and take photos. The 'Daniminal'...
The DeKalb County Housing Authorityannounced that effective Thursday, October 31, 2019, at 8:00 AM the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb will officially close the Housing Choice Voucher/Section 8 Waiting List The Housing Authority anticipates re-opening the waiting list during 2020. No date has been selected at...
If you notice a trick-or-treater carrying a blue pumpkin bucket this year, it may convey a message beyond the color of the bucket. The Blue Buckets have a special meaning to those that may visit on Halloween (or whatever time allotted for the different communities).  For some, it is a subtle way...
Lincoln Towers Apartments in DeKalb continues to have problems. This past weekend one of the elevators stopped working, a continuation of problems from last August when the State Fire Marshall spent two weeks at the location dealing with elevators and their working ability.
For international travelers it is best to 'know before you go'!  In certain countries there is a charge to use public washrooms. There are countries that charge for toilet paper. In some public washrooms in Europe, there are no privacy barriers and...
Fall trips are fun but winter will be here before you know it and getting your car ready is important. Don't be the poor soul stranded on the side of the road because they forgot to winterize their car. Keep your vehicle in the...
Local Army Veteran Robert Lester Reuss, 90, of Sycamore, Illinois passed away October 1, in Sandwich while living at the Willow Crest Nursing Pavilion. Last Friday the Funeral Home Director put out the word that Robert had no immediate family and that no one would be at his...
Many communities in northern Illinois are advancing the various forms of artwork with shows and events. One of the more unique events is the Rockford Fall ArtScene. This event will be held this weekend at various locations in the Rockford downtown area. The Rockford Area Arts...
Community members may ask why DeKalb Police Officers are suddenly wearing pink t-shirts, pink ribbons, or displaying pink squad car decals. Throughout the month of October, members of the DeKalb Police Department will be supporting the Breast Cancer Awareness campaign. Officers will be encouraged and authorized to...