Whiskey Acres Distilling Co is Proud to be Illinois’ First Estate Distillery

Jim and Jamie Walter, and Nick Nagele gazed out at their cornfields this year with a different perspective than most farmers – calculating bottles per acre rather than bushels per acre.  As founders of Illinois’ first estate distillery, their outside the box thinking has helped them to gain notoriety in both the distilling and agriculture worlds. Whiskey Acres began distilling …

DeKalb Dog Park Expands

The DeKalb Park District recently completed installing the permanent dog park in Katz Park.  A temporary dog park had been established using a little-used softball field for the past couple years while a permanent dog park location and plan was established.  DeKalb is now home to the only dog park in DeKalb County. Improvements in the new dog park include …

IHSA Destination DeKalb Returns November 2015

The IHSA Destination DeKalb committee is preparing for another record breaking crowd of 30,000 plus visitors that had one ultimate goal this year…to make DeKalb their destination on Thanksgiving weekend.  In 2013, we played host to this prestigious event for the first time. It is a tremendous honor to be selected to host one of the premiere sporting events in …

DeKalb Firefighters Visit Library’s Story Time

The children and caregivers who attend the weekly story time at the DeKalb Public Library received a surprise this week.  Members of the DeKalb Fire Department came by to participate during Fire Safety week.  Deputy Chief Jeff McMaster read to the children during story time on Tuesday and Wednesday morning and gave a little lesson on fire safety.  Then everyone …

DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win

            Published in the Daily Chronicle on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 By ADAM POULISSE – apoulisse@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb native Richard Jenkins wasn’t just handed an Emmy on Sept. 20 on live TV. He was handed his shiny new award by Lady Gaga. “My thought was, ‘What did you do tonight?’ ‘Well, Lady Gaga just gave …

DeKalb Kite Fest Celebrates 10 years!

The first DeKalb Kite Fest was held on September 6, 2006.  This amazing event came to be because an 8 year old boy, Nathan Overman wrote a letter to then Mayor Frank Van Buer expressing his desire to bring his love of kiting to his hometown, DeKalb.  According to Nathan, he broke one of his kites and his mom started …

Burger King DeKalb Celebrates A New Image With A Deep History

The BURGER KING® restaurant at 913 West Lincoln Highway, DeKalb, has been operating in the same location since 1965.  When it opened it was one of the original prototype designs for the Miami based fast food restaurant chain and a flagship location for the brand in its heyday.   The restaurant fell on hard times during the economic down turn and …