DeKalb Firefighter Honored with Illinois Medal of Honor Award

May 9, 2017 in Springfield several Firefighters from the DeKalb Fire Department were honored for their exemplary work. Jared Thorp, a firefighter and paramedic with DeKalb, received the Medal of Honor Award–the highest award given by the State of Illinois to a firefighter for an act of outstanding bravery or heroism, selflessness, and personal courage. Congratulations to Jared, and to the other firefighters from DeKalb … Continue reading DeKalb Firefighter Honored with Illinois Medal of Honor Award

Downtown DeKalb Halloween Tradition Continues

The Downtown DeKalb Trick-or-Treat Spooktacular event will be entering its 19th year on Thursday, October 27th.  The event was created by the Downtown DeKalb Association as a way to bring the community to the downtown area and offer a safe environment for children to trick-or-treat. The first year of the event was so successful many of the shops ran out of candy. Seeing the positive … Continue reading Downtown DeKalb Halloween Tradition Continues

DeKalb Presents at International Town & Gown Association Annual Conference

DeKalb Mayor John Rey, DeKalb City Manager Anne Marie Gaura, NIU President Dr. Douglas Baker Presented at the 2016 annual conference of the International Town & Gown Association, held at the Loyola Lake Shore Campus. Their presentation on the emerging town and gown relationship between DeKalb and NIU was well-received, especially by one member of the audience who is not only a university professor in … Continue reading DeKalb Presents at International Town & Gown Association Annual Conference

DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy Class of 2016/2017 has been tasked with the responsibility of raising $4,000 to support on-going leadership training in our Community.  Past classes have raised these funds in a variety of ways.  This year’s class, has chosen to accomplish their fundraising goal, while raising awareness about the on-going #ProudlyDeKalb campaign. The structure of this fundraiser is similar to that … Continue reading DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

The DeKalb County Community Foundation Shows Their Pride for DeKalb

The DeKalb County Community Foundation Board of Directors and staff are #ProudlyDeKalb!  In their latest quarterly meeting, held at Barb City Manor in DeKalb, they took the opportunity to get an update on the America’s Best Communities proposal and wanted to express their congratulations and support to DeKalb. The Community Foundation is a non-profit organization with the vision of being a philanthropic leader in partnership … Continue reading The DeKalb County Community Foundation Shows Their Pride for DeKalb