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So the County Board is looking at increasing its investment in domestic tourism. Ahhh, tourism. I've been down that road before. Let me take you down memory lane. It's a winding road but relevant to the issue. Illinois tourism was a Gov. Big Jim Thompson administration initiative. Actually, it was an...
Local 26 year old Genoa and DeKalb resident Kristina Barry passed away on Sunday due to complications from childbirth. Her son Tyler is now only 11 days old. Kristina also has a seven year old daughter named Ashlee. Tyler's father, Jeremy Wilhelm who also has a 8 year old...

The DeKalb Tradition

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The Legendary Dee Palmer and His Fantastic Band: Chapter 2 from Andrew McCormick on Vimeo. The last Concert in the Park for DeKalb's Hopkins Park is tonight, weather permitting. As a treat and a tribute we're sharing this segment of an excellent two-part documentary on Dee Palmer and the DeKalb...
"This is not American Idol and it's not America's Got Talent," said Kirkland mayor and emcee, Les Bellah, "This is..." "Picking in the Park!" roared the crowd of more than 200 music lovers at Franklin Township Park in Kirkland. Dave Guzzardo, Jim Pasko, Larry Wallace, Ed Smith, Jerry Keating, and others...

80 attend Jobs Rally

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About 80 people attended the Rebuild the American Dream rally at the DeKalb Square on the corner of 4th and Lincoln Hwy. Most in attendance were likely Democrat voters but there was a call for all political factions to come together to get the message to legislators that the...
As he said he would, my second most favorite retired NIU professor, Herb Rubin, followed up on trying to get the DeKalb city council to open up their thinking on redrawing ward boundaries. The item is on the Committee of the Whole (COW) agenda for tonight's regularly scheduled meeting. Here's...
On Wednesday August 10th in the park on the corner of North 4th Street and Lincoln Hwy in DeKalb at 5pm there will be a rally of DeKalb County area citizens. They are citizens who are concerned about the lack of focus by elected officials on creating good quality...
As seen over DeKalb on Friday, July 29th, 2011 Sirens began warning DeKalb residents of a tornado at approximately 5:15pm. The tornado disappeared almost as quickly as it appeared. Click on the pictures below to enlarge.        
Venting... I've sung this song before! As long as the appointed administrator has thick enough skin and citizens have short enough memories The Plan keeps on coming on. Goo Goo (good government) folks wear out or join the club (see Professor Mea Culpa). Or they move out to keep from jumping...
The parking lot at South Pointe Conference Center was filled with equipment trucks. It looked like a major construction project was about to get underway. Instead the banquet center was being used as a staging area for Ramin Bahrani's new film, starring Dennis Quaid, Zac Efron and Heather Graham. It...
Saturday morning and early afternoon on July 16, 2011, nine different fire departments came together for ethanol fire training. Hosted by Maple Park-Countryside Fire Protection District, sponsored by Burlington Northern Sante Fe Railway and coordinated by the Kane County and the DeKalb County Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC), the...

Star Gazing

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The following pictures were submitted by Derek Gibbs of Zac Efron and Dennis Quaid greeting fans in Shabbona, Il.. Please click on the pictures for a larger view.