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The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $129,450 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants benefited a total of 29 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicagoland area for music education. Congratulations to the spring 2019 grant recipients: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Northern IL University - $2,500 to bring evidence-based...
It's hot right now all around DeKalb County, and the weather is just warming up! The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across Northern Illinois for the next three days (Thursday - Saturday), with little relief in the evenings. The heat is expected to peak in intensity...
The City of DeKalb held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the fire that occurred on Tuesday night, July 9, 2019, at 808 Ridge Drive. The briefing ended up becoming a scalding rebuke of the apartment building's owner, Hunter Properties. Mayor Jerry Smith, City Manager Bill Nicklas, First Ward...
Auditions have recently been announced for Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Murder on the Rerun” by Fred Carmichael, on Sunday, July 14th from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, July 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad...
Finally, there is a day to recognize the gear heads and car collectors in the United States. United States Senate Resolution 271 officially recognizes July 12, 2019 as “Collector Car Appreciation Day.” A similar resolution has been introduced as House Resolution 108, expressing support for the Senate Resolution and...
Together with the Delmont family, the DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Gina M. Delmont Memorial Scholarship Fund. Through this scholarship, Gina’s spirit of giving lives on and benefits a Sycamore High School graduate pursuing higher education at Kishwaukee College or Northern Illinois University in either the...
Congratulations to Devonte Merrick of DeKalb, recipient of the 2019 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship award. During the June 11 DeKalb Municipal Band concert at Hopkins Park (DeKalb), Devonte was honored with the $3,500 scholarship award from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. Devonte plans to attend St. Olaf College in the...
While the Smithsonian exhibit is gone, DeKalb County's story as it relates to change in rural America is on display with many new and unique artifacts! Check out an engine invented by Jacob Haish, Wally's bike from Pumpkin Fest, corn sheller made by Sandwich Manufacturing Co. and much more! Open...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is honored to announce the Donald "Tank" Anderson Memorial Fund. The fund will serve two functions. The first is to support the activities of the DeKalb Wrestling Club and secondly, to fund the Donald "Tank" Anderson Memorial Scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded to a...
The City of DeKalb is refreshing its Paint-A-Plug fire hydrant art program. The Paint-A-Plug program was initiated by the city’s Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission (CCEC) in 2018 as way for community members to transform fire hydrants throughout DeKalb into works of art. Individuals, groups or organizations have an opportunity...
June 2019 has been the month of the storm in DeKalb County, Illinois. The Kishwaukee Valley Storm hopes that will continue this weekend, as Storm Dayz, the largest girls fastpitch softball tournament in the state, will begin at 8:00 a.m. Friday at the Sycamore Sports Complex. Despite the wet month...
The City of Genoa, IL is pleased to introduce Art Osten, Jr. as its new City Administrator. Mr. Osten earned two Master’s degrees, in Public Policy & Administration and Urban & Regional Planning, from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He also has over thirty years of small-town local...