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Civil War reenactors bring history to life

SANDWICH – The Civil War ended in spring 1865, but the 10th Illinois Infantry Reenactment Group brought the war between the North and South back to life in Sandwich.The 10th Illinois Infantry Reenactment Group hosted a living history encampment from April 11 through 13 at James Knights Park in Sandw ... Read More »

Local News

Fitness classes for all ages at park district

SANDWICH – The Sandwich Park District offers fitness programs for all levels, including Zumba, yoga, chair yoga, Super Core and more. Programs are offered during the day and e ... Read More »

Baseball league donates to Open Door

Business

Workforce training boosted with grant

SUGAR GROVE – Waubonsee Community College’s efforts to boost workforce training have received a boost from the state of Illinois.The Illinois Department of Commerce and Econom ... Read More »

Schools score bank donations

Heartland Bank and Trust Company donated more than $2,200 to area schools through the Score with Heartland Bank program. The Score with Heartland Bank program paid $1 for each ... Read More »

Opinion

Editor's Note: Bad tech day makes the past look good

I’m having a bad tech day.Does anyone else have those? Those days when it seems every piece of technology so vital to our daily lives is out to get them?It started off innocuo ... Read More »

Editor's Note: Tell me my fortune...or lack thereof

Ihad an oddly unsettling experience at a Chinese restaurant.At the end of the meal, the waitress brought us our check and the obligatory set of plastic-wrapped fortune cookies ... Read More »

Letters

SEF thankful for fundraiser success

The Sandwich Education Foundation held its annual Dinner, Dance and Auction on April 12 and would like to thank the following for making the event possible:Sponsors Castle Ban ... Read More »

Gudmunsons grateful for support

We would like to thank the Leland Lions Club for sponsoring a fundraiser to support our family after the long hospitalization of our son, Drew.We were extremely grateful for t ... Read More »

Clubs

tudents have more hands-on opportunities

SOMONAUK – Students at Somonauk High School will have the opportunity to improve and expand their work-based learning through supervised agricultural experiences (SAE). Superv ... Read More »

Drawdown funds two scholarships

SANDWICH – The 15th annual Sandwich Lions Club Drawdown will be held Friday, May 2, at the Fox Valley Community Center, 1406 Suydam Road, Sandwich. The event, open to the publ ... Read More »

Planit DeKalb Co.

Music Review: Cage The Elephant, "Melophobia"

Kentucky-based Cage The Elephant has perfected their own, Americanized version of Brit rock. Their albums dip into the genre while bringing a heavy dose of ’90s-era alternative. ... Read More »

Real Estate

30-year fixed mortgage rate declines slightly

Mortgage rates for 30-year fixed mortgages fell this week, with the current rate borrowers were quoted on Zillow Mortgage Marketplace 4.18 percent. ... Read More »

Q & A with America’s real estate professor: Home warranties

I'm glad to see that you are a rental property owner now! I've been hearing more and more investors that use home warranties, which is quite a turnaround from a few years ago. ... Read More »

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