Paint-a-Plug program beautifies downtown DeKalb

DeKALB – Emily Grobe was spray painting a fire hydrant at the southeast corner of Annie Glidden Road and Lucinda Avenue in DeKalb when she was approached by a police officer. Grobe wasn’t illegally tagging the fire hydrant, she was participating in the city of DeKalb’s Paint-a-Plug program. Grobe, a junior at Northern Illinois University, painted a sunset scene over …

National Night Out Plans Fun for Community

The DeKalb Police Department will once again host National Night Out (NNO). This event is scheduled for Tuesday, August 6 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Walmart parking lot located at 2300 Sycamore Road. NNO is America’s night out against crime, a community education event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW). The campaign involves citizens, civic …

Merrick receives Palmer Family Music scholarship

Devonte Merrick of DeKalb is the recipient of the 2019 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship award. He was honored with the $3,500 scholarship award from the DeKalb County Community Foundation during the June 11 DeKalb Municipal Band concert at Hopkins Park. Merrick plans to attend St. Olaf College in the fall, pursuing a degree in music education. Merrick’s connection to …

Egyptian seen in Scotty McCreery video

DeKALB – While watching country singer Scotty McCreery’s music video for his newest song, “In Between,” viewers might notice a familiar sight – the Egyptian Theatre. Alex Nerad, executive director of the Egyptian, said the theater can be spotted in the video about 12 times, with scenes showing the backstage area, dressing room, crowd and McCreery performing on stage. The …

Culture and food festival held at Hopkins Park – #proudlydekalb

For over 25 years, the weekend following Father’s Day has been reserved for the annual Greek Fest.  Greek Fest is the major fundraiser for St. George Greek Orthodox Church and is presented by volunteers / parishioners of the church.  The church has held a Greek Fest in some form throughout the over 50-year history of the parish.  Over the years, …

DeKalb’s Newest Festival June 22 – Balloons, Brews & Blues

Everything will be looking up during this brand new event at the DeKalb Taylor Airport, featuring live music, hot air balloons and craft beers from Forge Brewhouse and Fatty’s Pub & Grille. The first Balloons, Brews & Blues will take place Saturday, June 22, at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St, DeKalb, Illinois 60115. Held in partnership with the City of DeKalb. Doors open …

Music at the Mansion – Entertainment with the Stars

The first of eight concerts at the beautiful Ellwood House Mansion, 509 North First Street in DeKalb, IL, will take place Wednesday, June 12. This will be the “Pops at the Mansion-Entertainment with the Stars” show featuring the Mary J Harris Band. Mary J Harris is a professional singer and entertainer from the Rockford area. She and the band will be making …

Adventure Works Presents Barn-B-Que

DeKalb, IL – Adventure Works presents their annual FUNdraising event Barn-B-Que, taking place at Johamac Cider House on Saturday June 29, 2019,6:00 to 9:00 PM. Gather your friends for a casual evening featuring delicious food, craft beverages, music, and outdoor games. Adventure Works is proud to announce this event, returning for its sixth year. Barn-B-Que will feature a delicious meal  …

OC Honored with Awards for Recent Projects

The 2019 awards season has been kind to OC Creative across the boards. The local creative agency entered work into three separate competitions and won awards in all three. The Hermes Award judges awarded OC a platinum award for their Fuse Printer promotional video and a gold award for the #ProudlyDeKalb website (www.proudlydekalb.com).  Their Spud Life Potato Salad self-promotional video …

May 11 is DeKalb County Museum Day

Mark your calendar for the first-ever Museum Day in DeKalb County. On Saturday, museums and historical societies throughout DeKalb County will partner to be open on the same day. People will have the opportunity to see some local treasures in the north, central and south parts of DeKalb County. Museum Day is being held in conjunction with the DeKalb County …