The DeKalb Area Women’s Center (DAWC), 1021 State Street, sustained damage in a recent storm including the collapse of its brick chimney. They could use some help picking up the pieces out of the garden and would be grateful for a repair estimate. If you can help, the number is (815) 758-1351 or you can stop by and chat with Director Anna Marie Coveny during DAWC’s summer art show open times of 7-9 p.m. Fridays.

As of this writing I have not yet contacted 3rd Ward Alderman Victor Wogen nor the Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) group about their plans, but will pass on news from them if a coordinated effort proves to be in the works. Late last fall, Ald. Wogen was able to obtain use of a lift truck, which enabled NHN to replace some siding and do some painting high up just before winter struck.