DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport Puts Out the Welcome Mat

Pictures of the day: Oshkosh bound JULY 22, 2015 BY GENERAL AVIATION NEWS STAFF By ALBERT DYER As aircraft began their annual migratory flights toward EAA AirVenture, weather Saturday afternoon, July 18, became threatening between DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport (KDKB) in Illinois and KOSH, resulted in many aircraft having a three-hour layover at KDKB instead of just a fuel stop. …

DeKalb Prepares for Next Round in America’s Best Communities Grant

The DeKalb community is a quarter-finalist in Frontier Communication’s “America’s Best Communities” competition!  We are 1 of only 3 communities in Illinois and 1 of 50 nationwide to become quarter-finalists. Winner of the top prize receives $3,000,000 to implement a long-term vision for community quality of life and economic vitality. With awards of $2,000,000 and $1,000,000 going to the second …

Camp Power Grows in 2nd Year

Camp Power is a ten week summer program that originated within the DeKalb Police Department’s “Youth in Need Task Force”.  The program was a collaborative inspiration between the police and variety of community stakeholders who wanted to enhance the quality of life for everyone in our community, including children who might not be as fortunate as their peers. The program …

Baker Report: Building A Thriving DeKalb

NIU President Doug Baker visits Camp Power Wednesday. NIU is far more than a resident of the City of DeKalb – we are an engaged and enthusiastic partner in making the city a great destination. We are woven deeply into the city’s fabric, just as the city is an inseparable part of who we are. Our institution and its hometown …

Congrats to Richard Jenkins on Emmy Nomination!

67th Emmy Award Nominee: Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie – 2015 Richard Jenkins, as Henry Kitteridge Olive Kitteridge HBO HBO Miniseries in association with Playtone Richard Jenkins was born in DeKalb, IL in 1947 and graduated from DeKalb High School.  He has been married to Sharon R. Friedrick since August 23, 1969. They have two …

DeKalb Public Library Awarded Big Read Grant

The DeKalb Public Library is the proud recipient of The Big Read grant in the amount of $15,000. The Library, one of three organizations nation-wide, has received this national grant for nine consecutive years. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing …

DeKalb Needs Your Input!

Do you have opinions about DeKalb’s future? During the month of July, community members are invited to give their opinions and ideas for DeKalb’s strategic plan. The planning effort, which will result in a 10-year vision for the City, will be driven by input from community members. The City is turning to city residents, students, workers and employers to share …

Study: NIU Law School One Of Nation’s Most Underrated

By: Guy Stephens Source: www.northernpublicradio.org Posted: July 9, 2015 The Northern Illinois University College of Law was listed as one of the country’s top ten most underrated law schools in a recent study. The study by University of North Carolina School of Law professor Alfred Brophy rated schools based on students’ median scores on the Law School Admission Test, graduates’ …