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  • Clark Griswold could learn a few things from these holiday light displays

    Some people put up a tree or hang mistletoe. Greg Gould covers his house with more than 25,000 LED lights.
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Keep these things in mind to choose the perfect tree

    Selecting the “perfect” Christmas tree this holiday season is simply a matter of following a few steps.
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • People with hearing loss can get free phones

    Free amplified phones are available through the Illinois Telecommunications Access Corporation program (ITAC). Qualified individuals must be legal res ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Memorial tree honors loved ones who passed away in 2014

    SANDWICH – In honor of the families they have assisted throughout the year, Sharon and Jeff Beverage of Beverage Family Funeral Home have established ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • 'The more things change, the more they stay the same'

    YORKVILLE – 2014 Yorkville High School graduate Thomas Milschewski has always been interested in the history of Yorkville. Researching his family hist ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Cookies and candy needed to fill cheer baskets

    SANDWICH – Lots of homemade cookies and candy are needed to fill nearly 400 Christmas Cheer Baskets that will be delivered Christmas Eve to senior cit ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:22 pm
  • Last chance to donate to Franklin Mall project

    SANDWICH – Financial support and food are still needed for the Franklin Mall Christmas Project in Sandwich. The sharing effort was started by the late ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 2:19 pm
  • Donated van a blessing for Plano family

    PLANO – The Edward Kollmann Family of Plano received a wheelchair-accessible Chevrolet van donated through the Aurora Veterans Advisory Council by an ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 9:33 am
  • Chancel Choir celebrates the season with free concert

    SANDWICH – The Chancel Choir singers will fill the sanctuary of the Federated Church of Sandwich with melodies and readings for the Christmas season a ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Summer Rec thankful for grant

    DeKalb County Community Foundation granted $2,500 to Somonauk Summer Recreation.The new access paths ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Dozens visit church’s free boutique

    PLANO – Plano Christian Church held a New to You, Zero Cost Shopping Event on Friday, Nov. 14 in the fellowship hall of the church. More than 65 women ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • A place to rest your head

    Ben Weihrauch’s goal in life isn’t about owning a big house on a hill. It’s about helping people with no homes at all.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:19 pm
  • Relay for Life moves from night to day in 2015

    Planning has begun for the next Relay For Life of Plano-Sandwich-Somonauk. Relay For Life is the leading fundraising event for the American Cancer Soc ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 3:20 pm
  • Plano Rockin' Christmas starts Dec. 5

    PLANO – The City of Plano will kick off the holiday season with its Annual Rockin’ Christmas Celebration.
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Yorkville women’s club hosts holiday house walk

    YORKVILLE – The Yorkville Junior Women’s Club will hold its annual “Homes for the Holidays: A Yorkville Tradition,” a Christmas house walk, from 10 a. ...
    Dec. 1, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • Reader Poll

    Do you decorate the outside of your home with Christmas lights?
    Yes, and we go all out
    Yes, but not a lot
    No