Local People

Sycamore’s “Country Mayor”

John Ward cares about his community – from his rural neighborhood to the city of Sycamore. Because he cares, he’s always giving back. “Anything you do you get back two-fold,” said John. “Everyone benefits if you work together.” The community-minded farmer prides himself in being a good farm neighbor and city friend. more

Growing Trend: Barn Quilts

Colorful quilt squares are beautifying local barns. Barn quilts are becoming popular country landmarks in DeKalb County. They provide special points of interest for those traveling the countryside while honoring our farming heritage and the talents of local quilters and artists. Decorating barns dates back to the Colonial days when colonists painted more