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Family Service Agency (FSA) is excited to announce a new program called Senior Connections! This program provides companionship for seniors in the community who are 55 and older. Some of the activities that a volunteer and a senior may do together include engaging in conversation, games, puzzles, sharing memories, and...
With Halloween approaching, many DeKalb County residents enjoy visiting haunted houses, knowing that the scares take place in a fun, controlled setting. But there are other types of haunted locales in DeKalb County—ones that many people swear are home to real spirits from beyond the grave. In fact, if you...
Pictured left to right: Tim Gipe (athletic director), Jack P. (Open Door client), Josh B. (Open Door Client), Renee Roop (Open Door staff), Brandon S. (Open Door Client), and Tom Sodaro (Sandwich High School Principal). Clients of Open Door Rehabilitation Center expressed their gratitude to the Sandwich Indians Football Team...
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Look. Listen. Learn. Be aware. Fire can happen anywhere. Today’s home fires burn faster than ever. In a typical home fire, you may have as little as one to two minutes to escape safely from the time the smoke alarm sounds. Knowing how to use that time wisely takes planning...
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The DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s State of the County annual presentation Thursday night offered a medley of positive comments on the status of business economics within the county. According to DCEDC Executive Director, Paul Borek, the unemployment rates are at an all-time low in the county. Borek also spoke on the...
Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) has informed the City of Dekalb that the railroad crossings north of Lincoln Highway at Sixth, Seventh, and Tenth Streets may close as early as Friday, October 5, to accommodate scheduled track maintenance. These closures may remain in place until October 12. Dates are tentative and...
The State of the City of DeKalb presentation attracted a who's who of the City and County of DeKalb. A joint venture of the DeKalb Chamber, City of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University, this event provided the City and University leaders a chance to advise the public about the...
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Eastbound Fairview Drive at South Annie Glidden Open Eastbound access to Fairview Drive from South Annie Glidden Road will open Monday, October 1, 2018 by 6:00 P.M. Remaining construction activities to improve road conditions, drainage, and widen lanes will continue until further notice. Motorists are asked to proceed with caution. For...
Tony Berg with Warriors Watch Riders
On this day, September 25, 2018, Tony Berg was the most-honored man in DeKalb County, if not the State of Illinois. Under the auspices of a Senior Veterans pinning ceremony at Club 55 in DeKalb, Berg was presented with a number of certificates and gifts from local politicians and organizations,...
Attached is a flyer inviting you to a ceremony officially honoring the renaming of Wright Farm Park (formerly Devonaire Farm Park). The DeKalb County Community Foundation requested this re-naming as a way to honor a significant gift to the DeKalb County Community Foundation, and therefore to DeKalb County, made by...
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The Village of Kirkland, Hiawatha FFA, Kirkland Garden Club, Kirkland Area Chamber of Commerce and University of Illinois DeKalb County Master Naturalists are hosting the 1st Annual ‘Celebrate our Parks’ event. Various activities are taking place at Franklin Township Park, Behnke Park, Pioneer Park and Potawatomi and MacQueen Parks. Franklin Township...
Penguin Project Mary Poppins Jr.
For one magical weekend, the DeKalb District 428 High School Auditorium was transformed into the "DeKalb Centre for the Performing Arts." This weekend, the Penguin Project presented a very wonderful version of "Mary Poppins Jr." The Penguin Project is part of a nationwide program to make theater available to many...