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NIU artist pays it forward

NIU artist pays it forward

Zaneta Taylor places a piece of tile on a pattern while helping with the Northern Illinois University mosaic mural project in DeKalb, Ill. The design of the mural incorporates local imagery with women's studies themes.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
NIU artist pays it forward

NIU artist pays it forward

Danielle Dobies, a Northern Illinois University artist and master of fine arts candidate, prepares a section of tiles for mortar while working on a mural for the NIU women's studies offices project in DeKalb, Ill.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
NIU artist pays it forward

NIU artist pays it forward

Kristen Myers cuts a piece of tile while helping with a mural project at the Northern Illinois University women's studies offices in DeKalb, Ill.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Home schooling popular in north central Illinois county

Home schooling popular in north central Illinois county

Imtihaan Hardy, 5 of Sycamore, Ill., points to a cluster of trees while his mother, Qiana Hardy, looks on during a scavenger hunt July 1 at Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve in Kirkland, Ill. The Hardy family as well as three other home-school families gathered for a nature walk at the forest…

July 20, 2013 12:00 am
Home schooling popular in north central Illinois county

Home schooling popular in north central Illinois county

Patty Ruback, of DeKalb, Ill. gathers a group of home-schooled children before a nature walk on July 1 at Potawatomi Woods Forest Preserve in Kirkland, Ill. Home schooling is becoming a popular choice for parents who want their children to have an education public schools can't offer, said G…

July 20, 2013 12:00 am
Mock murder trial challenges students

Mock murder trial challenges students

Hope Pavelski, 18, of Appleton, Wis., a student from Classical Conversations, questions a witness while taking on the role of a defense attorney during a mock murder trial May 8 at the DeKalb County Courthouse in Sycamore, Ill. Classical Conversations is a nationwide program that focuses on …

May 19, 2013 12:00 am
Siblings reunite after 5 decades

Siblings reunite after 5 decades

Dan Cornwall, 54, of LaSalle, Ill., catches up with his sister Barbara Buck, 63, of Brandon, S.D., at the Parkway Restaurant in Sycamore, Ill., after the two were reunited after more than five decades. Buck was put up for adoption when she was 2 months old.

July 17, 2012 12:00 am
Second chances given in night school

Second chances given in night school

Instructor Mike Franckowiak, left, works with Royce Banner, 17, on a geometry exercise at a night school program held at Genoa-Kingston High School in Genoa, Ill. The program, which started last year, is aimed at students who previously had poor grades, frequently got in trouble or had a dif…

May 12, 2012 12:00 am
Small church helps feed families

Small church helps feed families

Pastor James Harper, Jr. of Grace Fellowship Church, poses recently with one of the red wagons from the church's red wagon ministry he started. Members of the church bring groceries and gift cards to fill a red wagon a few time a month, and the pastor delivers the donated goods to residents …

August 25, 2011 10:44 am
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