Support local farmers, artists at market Dec. 1

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St., will host a winter farmers market with local artisans and a book sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1 Admission is $1. Organizer Dan Kenney said there will be more than 20 vendors, including many newcomers. Hasselmann Family Farm will offer grass-fed beef, pork, poultry, eggs, …

Help the homeless during event at Tapa La Luna in DeKalb

  DeKALB – Snow has fallen. The season has turned. As you go through your wardrobe or your kid’s closet finding clothing that no long fits, you could just donate it, the way you’ve always done. Or you could wear it one last time, work a catwalk and honor one of DeKalb’s most beloved, albeit late, entrepreneurs. Rob Deshazer, the …

#DistinctlyDeKalb – Barb City Bagels Giveaway Winner is…

Congratulations to Angela Frye for being selected as the #DistinctlyDeKalb – Barb City Bagels Giveaway winner! Angela has just won a $10 gift certificate, a Barb City Bagels t-shirt, and a gift certificate for a bag of coffee! Barb City Bagels is a local commodity in the community located at: 118 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115 Here’s a big …

The Winner of the O’Leary’s $50 Gift Certificate is…

Congratulations to Jason Dominguez for being named this week’s #DistinctlyDeKalb Giveaway winner! Lady luck was on your side and now it’s time to claim your prize! O’Leary’s Ale House is a throwback Irish pub located at: 260 E Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115 Be sure to check back soon for our next #DistinctlyDeKalb giveaway featuring: The Lincoln Inn and their …

Armstrong: DeKalb County Bold Spirits live on WGN radio

The Illinois Governor’s Conference on Tourism took place Feb. 26 to 28 in Chicago. It is the premiere event for Illinois tourism professionals. DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau Board Chairman Brad Hoey, Whiskey Acres partner Nick Nagele and I were in attendance with more than 500 tourism professionals. The night before the conference began, Cory Jobe, director of the …

#DistinctlyDeKalb – Fatty’s Giveaway Winner is…

Congratulations to Amanda McLain for being selected as the #DistinctlyDeKalb – Fatty’s Giveaway winner! Amanda has just won a $50 gift certificate and 2 tickets to tonight’s comedy show featuring: Larry Reeb! Fatty’s pub and grille is a local commodity in the community located at: 1312 W Lincoln Hwy, Dekalb, IL 60115 Here’s a big thanks to our friends at …

#ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes New Team Member!

Looking to increase community interaction, the Proudly DeKalb team is excited to bring Colton Mang, a Senior Marketing & Sales student at Northern Illinois, aboard to serve as a digital marketing intern! If you were at the Back to School Bash or The First National Challenge events earlier this year, you may have seen Colton and his professional fraternity members, …

Barb City Bagels named in top 10 bagel shops in Illinois!

For those accustomed to superior bagels, finding that perfect one can be challenging. There are several terrific bagel shops scattered across Illinois, serving up fresh, homemade doughy goodness every day. Most of these shops are family-run businesses that takes pride in their delicious bagels, available in a wide variety of flavors with a wide variety of toppings. For the best, …