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 …

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  …

DeKalb Municipal Band prepares for its 165th season

DeKALB – The DeKalb Municipal Band, under the direction of Kirk Lundbeck, invites the community to opening night of its 165th consecutive season. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. In addition to the music, there will be a flag presentation in recognition of Flag …

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 …

DeKalb Salutes Memorial Day

The City of DeKalb has stepped up its game to make DeKalb a place to visit on Memorial Day, as well as honoring Veterans and current military members. On Friday, the Street Department staff led by DeKalb Street Superintendent, Andy Raih, and members of his team placed “DeKalb Hometown Hero” banners on Locust Street from 1st Street to 4th Street. …

Ceremony, parade to honor veterans Memorial Day

DeKALB — The City, American Legion and Chamber of Commerce will be commemorating lives lost in the armed forces with a ceremony and a parade, according to a press release. A Mayor’s breakfast will start the day 7 a.m. Monday May 27 at Elks Lodge, 209 South Annie Glidden Road. The first DeKalb Hometown Hero banner will be presented 8:15 a.m. Monday May …

City Encourages Participation in the Paint-A-Plug Program

The City of DeKalb Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission is pleased to announce the Paint-A-Plug Program, which encourages community members to “adopt” a fire hydrant in the community. By adopting a fire hydrant, participants are given the opportunity to help turn our fire hydrants into works of art. There is no specific theme for the fire hydrants, but artists are encouraged …

Foundation succeeds with Day of Giving event

The NIU Foundation surpassed it’s $250,000 goal for the very first Day of Giving event by raising over $770,600 from 1,402 donors nationwide. The money was raised by alumni, faculty and students who made donations to the NIU Day of Giving website. The donations support students, scholarships and programs at the university. The College of Business raked in over $175,000, …

Give DeKalb County 2019 Results

Give DeKalb County had another successful year, raising a total of $685,762 for DeKalb County Nonprofit Organizations! Here is the “Thank You” message from the Give DeKalb County website: “Thank you to everyone who participated in Give DeKalb County on May 2, 2019! Give DeKalb County is a 24-hour fundraising event coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership—a program of the DeKalb …