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 …

Neighborhood reunion

DeKALB – When Sherry (Wiltberger) Meyer, 68, of Michigan attended a reunion last month at Twin Tavern in DeKalb, she saw friends she hadn’t seen in about 50 years. Meyer was one of the more than 35 children who grew up on Leonard Avenue and Haish Boulevard in DeKalb in the 1950s and 1960s that befriended each other. The children’s …

Volunteers and Businesses Spruce Up South Fourth Street Lot

There is a desire to spruce up South Fourth.  A few weeks ago, Dan Kenney and DeKalb County Community Gardens began working with the Park District to deal with the Protano lot which is now owned by the City. Thanks to some good discussions and a commitment to make some positive changes to this brown field, it seems as if …

Barb Food Mart awarded $14K for ‘Greatest Impact’

DeKALB – Barb Food Mart has been recognized for its impact in the community by the DeKalb Chapter of Women Who Care. The food mart was awarded the Greatest Impact Award and a $14,000 check from the 100+ Women Who Care foundation at their May meeting, and presented with a check June 6, according to a press release. The Greatest …

Summer Kickoff ’19!

It’s time to kickoff Summer 2019 in DeKalb IL! Families of DeKalb County are invited to join Cathedral of Praise in Summer Fun on June 22nd from 11am-8pm. This FREE event includes face painting, games, donation dunk tank, food for purchase from our local TINEZ TACOS food truck, and bounce houses for ages 2 to 99yrs old! All donations will …

DeKalb Fire Department receives $3,000 grant

DeKALB – Thanks to a $3,000 grant, DeKalb Fire Chief Jeff McMaster says the department is one step closer to equipping its crews with tools for “dire” situations. Sycamore-based insurance company Country Financial donated the money as part of its Operation Helping Heroes program, which began in 2015 as a way to support local emergency response teams and nonprofits that benefit active …

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 …