Inside the worker shortage crisis in DeKalb County, service work struggles: “With so much going on and not enough kitchen help, I’m afraid it’s going to affect customer service," said Maria Male, who along with her family staffs Maria's Little Italy in Sycamore. This is Part 2 of the Daily Chronicle's series about worker shortages. Part 1 appeared in Thursday's print edition and can be found online.

For healthcare workers across the country, and in DeKalb, working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic has been stressful, to say the least. "Staff or no staff, residents still need care," said Shelly Stanley, a certified nursing assistant at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center. This is Part 1 of the Daily Chronicle's series about worker shortages. Stay tuned for Part 2 Friday (in print and online).

Downtown Sycamore’s holiday season kicked off Friday with Moonlight Magic, a family friendly event featuring local businesses, live window displays and a special visit by Santa and Mrs. Claus. The event was put on by Discover Sycamore through the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce.

DeKalb Chamber of Commerce staff, ambassadors and board members, along with community members recently celebrated Canvas Hair Studio’s first year of business and welcomed them to the chamber.