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Kishwaukee Symphony to host free Halloween concert

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The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present its free Halloween concert, appropriate for children and adults, Tuesday, Oct. 28. Performances are planned at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall of the NIU Music Building. The earlier show is geared toward a younger audience. Indoor trick-or-treating will be provided from 5 to 5:30 p.m. in…

NIU psychology prof: What influences children raised by grandparents?

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It’s not uncommon nowadays for grandparents to live with grandchildren, with many acting as full-time parents. And that family arrangement can bring unique challenges, says Laura Pittman, an NIU professor of psychology. Pittman blogs on the topic today on the Psychology Today website, examining questions related to how living in a grandparent-headed household influences a child’s well-being. “While…

Turn on the power: Volunteer with University Village’s summer program

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Sometimes, it really does take a village – or, in the case of DeKalb, a University Village. NIU, University Village, the City of DeKalb Police Department, DeKalb County Community Gardens, DeKalb County KEYS/Ben Gordon Center, Kishwaukee Community Hospital, the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, Live Healthy DeKalb County, New Hope Baptist Church and Voluntary Action Center have come together to create Camp…

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