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The Egyptian Theatre will be showcased on the Theatre Historical Society of America’s (THSA) annual tour, with a stop in DeKalb today, Thursday, June 30th.  The event is held annually in different cities and this year’s tour features theatres and other locations in Chicago and northern Illinois. More than 100 visitors...
DeKalb County Health Department has found a new vendor for Electronics Recycling, DeKalb County's own DC Trash, and the Recycling events will resume the second week of July in Sandwich. The Recycling for the City of DeKalb has been cancelled for July because of the Holiday, but will resume Saturday, August 6th...
At a special meeting on June 24, 2016, the DeKalb Park District Board of Commissioners approved discounts for military veterans at District golf courses and at Hopkins Pool. The rate for veterans at Buena Vista Golf Course is $6 for 9 holes and $12 for 18 holes. The rate at River Heights...
DeKalb County Community Gardens was chosen as one of 76 community gardens in Canada and the United States to compete for a $15,000 grant. The competition is sponsored by Nature’s Path food products company. For 30 years Nature’s Path, as a family owned and operated business, has become an...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce that First Midwest Bank has established a donor advised fund benefiting local nonprofits with a $250,000 gift. Through the Community Foundation, the First Midwest Bank Charitable Impact Fund will provide philanthropic support that aligns with the charitable interests of First...
The Flying Legends of Victory Tour visits DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport this Tuesday, June 27th through July 5th, 2016. One of the most iconic warplanes from WWII will visit DeKalb's airport and will be open for tours from June 28th- July 4th and and host living history tours from Tuesday,...
On Tuesday, June 21, IDOT Secretary Randy Blankenhorn announced the impacts on construction due to the lack of a FY2017 budget which begins on July 1. Without funding for transportation, all IDOT contracts including engineering and construction will be suspended as of June 30. Any local agency projects let through IDOT will...
Back in the day, students went to a college bookstore to buy textbooks in two flavors: new and used. Clutching class schedules, students matched course section numbers to cards taped to shelves and left the store with a bag of books and maybe a few binders or notebooks. Today’s college bookstore is...
One homeowner says he huddled in a basement with his wife, two children and seven neighbors when a storm that produced a tornado moved into Seneca. Jeff Maierhofer tells WLS-TV that his farm suffered extensive damage Wednesday when the storm hit the village about 70 miles southwest of Chicago. He...
Lisa Gonzalez, B.S., MPH, was appointed as the new Public Health Administrator of the DeKalb County Health Department by the DeKalb County Board of Health. Christina Jones, President of the DeKalb County Board of Health, said “Lisa brings extensive experience in public health to the Administrator position. The Board of...
Target’s Upstream Distribution Center in DeKalb, Illinois will donate thousands of new and unworn kids and adult clothing pieces to local organizations. The items were recently used for testing for the new, expanded facility. Several local organizations—including DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau, Children’s Learning Center, Elder Care Services, Love, INC. and Permanency Action...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation proudly announces that Zoe Markle of DeKalb, is the 2016 award recipient of the Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship. Markle was honored with a $3,500 scholarship award at the June 14 DeKalb Municipal Band Concert at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. Markle will attend...