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  • Editor's Note: Today's daily life is tomorrow's nostalgia

    Around our house, I do most of the cooking, but my husband always makes the grilled cheese sandwiches.
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 11:41 am
  • LoPresti: Holding off on Social Security can make IRA last longer

    As you know, Social Security is only one source of retirement income. It supplies about 40 percent of the average retiree’s income, and as little as 2 ...
    NEW: July 24, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • Chef Darrell: DIY rubs the spice of life

    All of the grocery stores we shop at have a wide selection of spices; so many choices that it gets confusing for the average home cook to understand w ...
    July 22, 2014 - 12:56 pm
  • Editor's Note: Keeping it clean

    When I was an infant, my mother tells me, I would pull tissues out of their boxes and use them to dust the furniture.
    July 22, 2014 - 9:05 am
  • Waubonsee Voices: College brings art to the community all year long

    Summer brings a wealth of opportunities for getting out and experiencing all the region has to offer. While concerts abound and carnivals beckon, some ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Metzger: 4-H 'the best-kept secret in DeKalb County'

    New board members to be appointedCounty Board members Derek Tyson (D) and Julia Fullerton (R) have r ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:10 am
  • Editor's Note: Fictional friends remain untouched by time

    Recently, someone loaned me a new book.It was the newest Richard Jury mystery by Martha Grimes. Grim ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:03 am
  • LoPresti: Spousal benefits may outweigh worker’s own Social Security payout

    One of the most underappreciated aspects of Social Security is the fact that a spouse who has little or no lifetime earnings can receive benefits base ...
    July 2, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Editor's Note: Shock, then gratitude in the wake of storms

    After the initial shock, I suppose, must come gratitude.As one surveys the wreckage left behind by t ...
    July 2, 2014 - 9:58 am
  • Editor's Note: Learn to live with wildlife

    A couple of weeks ago there was a bear roaming around northern DeKalb County, and people went completely bananas.
    June 26, 2014 - 12:37 pm
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