Community Close-Up http://northernpublicradio.org en Prophetstown Residents Sift Through Past, Look To Future http://northernpublicradio.org/post/prophetstown-residents-sift-through-past-look-future-0 <p>The fire destroyed the city's historical society. The second floor held vintage clothing, which could not be salvaged. Firefighters were able to rescue some items: papers, pictures and paintings. They arrived in various levels of disrepair at a nearby factory for "historical triage."&nbsp; Two boys are charged with starting the July 15 blaze.</p><p></p><p>Charlene Hanson now spends her days organizing black-and-white photos from Prophetstown's past at the nearby Penberthy factory. Box fans are set on full blast to dry out the hundreds of pictures in neat piles around her.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 11:56:18 +0000 Jenna Dooley 34124 at http://northernpublicradio.org Prophetstown Residents Sift Through Past, Look To Future Earlville: 150 Years And Counting http://northernpublicradio.org/post/earlville-150-years-and-counting <p>This is an important year for the farming community of Earlville, Illinois.&nbsp; Residents are preparing for the town’s Sesquicentennial.&nbsp;</p><p>Think there's nothing to do in Earlville on a Friday night? Think again.</p><p></p> Tue, 14 May 2013 11:12:15 +0000 Jenna Dooley 29310 at http://northernpublicradio.org Earlville: 150 Years And Counting Close-up: DeKalb And Its Homeless Citizens http://northernpublicradio.org/post/close-dekalb-and-its-homeless-citizens <p></p><p><strong><em>WNIJ's Community Close-up of DeKalb examines how a community supports its most vulnerable members.</em></strong></p><p>About 44,000 people live in DeKalb.&nbsp; Another 5,000 students live on campus at Northern Illinois University. The city is also host to a growing number of people who sleep in their cars, on their friends’ couches, or in the county’s only homeless shelter: <a href="http://hopehavendekalb.com/">Hope Haven</a>.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 12:27:57 +0000 Dan Klefstad 26453 at http://northernpublicradio.org Close-up: DeKalb And Its Homeless Citizens