These are all events in DeKalb County, IL over the next few weeks. Maybe this is why Santa has such a jolly, round belly: Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - DeKalb, IL Breakfast with Santa - Saturday, December 1, 2018 - Hinckley, IL Spaghetti with Santa -...
Chad Pepper is visiting from Georgia and shared these photographs he took this morning at NIU. Enjoy!
March 29th is "National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day"—a day to honor all small business owners. Small businesses account for 99.7% of all businesses in the United States and 49% of all private sector jobs, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration. Small business owners invest a lot of time,...
How would these wind powered vehicles look on the DeKalb County landscape? Pretty cool, we thinks.
Does the New Year mean a new you — or another failed New Year's resolution? Probably the latter for many of us. Psychologists suggest it is very unrealistic to expect that the flip of a calendar is enough to motivate us to rid our minds and bodies of all our bad...

Cocktail for Fall

Pucker up Sucker Each month DCO will introduce a new cocktail for our readers to try. If you have a unique or favorite cocktail, please let us know and we may feature your favorite Cocktail (and a chance to win a prize). 1.5 oz Quality Brand Bourbon* Squeeze from half...

Do Dreams Die, Too?

Personal analogy... Talk about an impressionable little boy. The most vivid memories I have of my early childhood involve the Kennedys. When JFK gave his inauguration speech the nation, or at least Beards Elementary School in Beardstown, Illinois, came to a standstill. The speech was played through the school's intercom...
It wouldn’t be Fat Tuesday without a paczki (pronounced "poonch-key" or "punch-key"), the yeasty, sugar-dusted Polish doughnuts that are filled with sweet jelly, cream, custard, pudding or fruit. This year, Paczki Day is being celebrated on Tuesday, March 5, and good DeKalb County Online readers know that if you want...

Enjoying colors

Gracie and I took a short drive through the southern parts of DeKalb County. We were looking for fall colors. It was a bit early but the trip was enjoyable -- especially with those apple cider cinnamon donuts.
In a year of astronomical anomalies, we will experience another one tonight when the first day of Spring begins with an extra-bright full moon, or "supermoon." According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, this event only happens three times a century, on average. It will also be the third and final...
According to a recent study, Illinois was named the cheapest U.S. state to buy a 24-pack of beer in 2018. The study used the average cost for a 24-pack of Bud Light and Miller Lite in each state to organize the rankings. The study says it costs $15.20 for...
National Pet Day is celebrated annually on April 11th and is an unofficial holiday that encourages all of us to pay our pets some extra attention. It is also a day to commemorate everything that our pets do for us on a daily basis. National Pet Day was founded...