American students overall score poorly in math and science against other developed nations. And even students from our best high schools often score less well than students from Finland, Hong Kong and major cities in China, such as Shanghai, which alone has about the population of California.

In extraordinary times, it’s taken extraordinary efforts for teams to make it to Huskie Stadium in 2021 for the IHSA Football State Championships. Everyone has worked really hard to make this weekend happen, and we hope you enjoy yourself here in DeKalb. We've got a lot to be thankful for this year.

As the weather turns colder and the leaves turn colors, many of us prepare ourselves for the yearly task of raking our yards and putting the leaves out by the curb.This is how we prepare our yards for the winter, after all. But is it always the right choice?