12th Annual DeKalb School District Family Wellness Fair

Thursday, April 25 marks the 12th annual D428 Wellness Fair. From 6-8 p.m. families can attend this fun and free event at the DeKalb High School Field House located at 501 West Dresser road. Jefferson Physical Education teacher and District 428 K-8 Physical Education Coordinator, Kelly Zerby has been in charge of the event  for the past 3 years and …

“This is My Brave” Tells Stories of Living Through Mental Illness

  “This Is My Brave,” a live presentation of touching essays, original music, comedy and poetry, performed by over a dozen individuals living with―or loving someone with―a mental illness will be performed on Sunday, April 7, 2019 at 3 p.m. at the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second Street in DeKalb, IL. Part informative, part entertainment, and part inspiration, “This Is My …

Giving it his all, NIU student competes on NBC’s ‘The Titan Games’

DeKalb, Ill. — To those working out beside him at the Student Recreation Center, Covenant “Covie” Falana is just another NIU student. To Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, he’s a Titan in Training. More than 100,000 people throughout the country auditioned for Johnson’s new NBC television show, “The Titan Games.” The action star chose 64 competitors, and 21-year-old Falana was one of them. “It’s …

#ProudlyDeKalb March Blurb and “What Proudly DeKalb” means to me with Dawn Littlefield

Kishwaukee United Way is excited to be working in collaboration with local community partners to bring Money Smart Week 2019 programming to DeKalb, Lee and LaSalle Counties.Money Smart Week is a public education campaign sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago to promote financial wellness across all age groups and program topics. We will host dozens of FREE sessions the week of April …

#Proudlydekalb Street Team at the YMCA Ultimate Team Challenge!

The #Proudlydekalb Street Team paired with our friends from Pi Sigma Epsilon (the professional business fraternity at Northern Illinois University) to compete in todays YMCA Ultimate Team Challenge! They competed in a relay race, a boogie board race, inner tube water basketball, and more! This is the second year that the street team has participated in the Ultimate Team Challenge, …

Spreading Holiday Cheer

This time of year is all about giving back to our friends, our families, and our communities! Every year Tim and Bobbi, the owners of Barb City Bagels partner up with other members of our community to provide gifts and stockings for the children at Safe Passage and Hope Haven. This year the whole Barb City Bagels staff got together …

Our View: Thumbs-up to DeKalb’s new fire chief

  Thumbs-up: To DeKalb’s newest fire chief, Jeff McMaster. A 23-year veteran of the DeKalb Fire Department, McMaster was named the department’s interim chief Thursday. He talked this week about his work at the department, including the many years he worked alongside Eric Hicks, who retired from the department this week, in part, Hicks said, as a cost-saving measure. McMaster has …

DeKalb police making a list, checking it twice for annual shopping event

Cash donations sought for Dec. 9 for Heroes and Helpers event DeKALB – DeKalb police are asking for donations for their annual Heroes and Helpers event, which will take place Dec. 9 at Target, 2555 Sycamore Road. The department and Target partner to provide underprivileged local children with toys. Although the event is weeks away, the department is seeking cash …

DeKalb Fire, community team up to give 120 coats, supplies to at-risk children

DeKALB – DeKalb firefighters have seen a lot of scary scenes, including children who, without the help of our bravest, might not have a proper winter coat to keep them warm. For the fifth year in a row, the firefighters at DeKalb Fire Station 1 partnered with the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association to help local kids stay warm in the …