DeKalb Fire Department Debuts New Aerial Ladder Truck

The new aerial ladder truck just came back from being detailed with the City of DeKalb colors and logos.  A new feature on the design is the #proudlydekalb logo.  DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks stated, “The DeKalb Fire Department is an active supporter within the community from emergency response to community service. Because we believe DeKalb is “America’s Best City” we …

DeKalb Advances in $10 Million America’s Best Communities Competition

DeKalb is one of just 15 communities nationwide to make competition’s semifinals, with an opportunity to win up to $3 million Sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and The Weather Channel, America’s Best Communities is investing in new solutions to revitalize rural America DEKALB, IL., Jan. 13, 2016 – DeKalb, Illinois will have the opportunity to continue its journey …

DeKalb Police Bowl for a Great Cause

Recently members of the DeKalb Police Department and community members held a benefit event at Mardi Gras Lanes to raise funds for an education fund. Funds raised will be divided between the Policemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and the education fund that’s been established for the daughter of Tom Reilly.  Reilly passed away in July of 2015, leaving behind his …

Residents Challenged to Prove DeKalb is America’s Best

Local team leading DeKalb’s efforts in America’s Best Communities competition calls on neighbors to help with final push to share why city should win America’s Best Communities, sponsored by Frontier, DISH, CoBank and The Weather Channel, aims to revitalize small towns and rural communities across the country DeKalb, IL, JANUARY 4, 2016 – In a final push to prove DeKalb should …

Chairman and Owner of the Chicago Bears Visits Brooks Elementary

Going Above and Beyond to Reach Success in Leadership and Literacy It was an exciting day this fall for Lisa Feuerbach’s 5th grade students at Gwendolyn Brooks Elementary School in DeKalb.  George McCaskey, Chairman and Owner of the Chicago Bears, visited the school to speak to the students about the importance of leadership and literacy.  When McCaskey was asked what …

Happy Birthday Egyptian Theatre!

86 years ago the Egyptian Theatre opened her doors on December 10, 1929.  When the Egyptian opened in 1929 it was one of over 100 Egyptian themed theatre’s around the country.  Today the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb is one of only six Egyptian Theatre’s left in the United States and the only one East of the Rocky Mountains.  The fad …