The Illinois State Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police and the Illinois Sheriff’s Association issued a public safety advisory last week in response to numerous inquiries to the Illinois State Police Firearm Services Bureau about whether gun owners can carry concealed firearms.
DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library has received a $15,000 grant to host The Big Read in DeKalb County for the seventh year in a row.
Sky lanterns were recently added to the “Prohibited Consumer Fireworks” list under the Fireworks Regulation Act of Illinois. This prohibits the sale or use of sky lanterns in the state of Illinois.
DeKALB – According to one artist who attended the first meeting of a new art group last month, “the sky is the limit” as to what the group can do or how it will proceed – if it proceeds at all.
DeKALB – Chris May, owner of Proton Tattoo in DeKalb, beat out 28,000 applicants to land one of 16 spots on this season of “Ink Master.”
DeKALB – Dan Hyde has embraced his large head, awkward ears and green skin.
SYCAMORE – Dion Hooker is always finding ways to motivate himself to do better.
DeKALB – The Illinois Chaos minor league football team lost its first-ever home game in DeKalb on Saturday, June 1. The team fell to the Stallions of Country Club Hills, 52-12.
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Public Library kicked off its summer reading program with a performance by storyteller-performer Chris Fascione on Wednesday, June 5.
DeKALB – StudioM Dance Company will present “Shakin’ to Shrek,” an original dance production based on the first two Shrek movies, at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8 at Boutell Memorial Concert Hall on the campus of Northern Illinois University.
DeKALB – Northern Illinois University and Family Service Agency of DeKalb County will hold the third annual KICKOFF FOR FSA fundraiser Thursday, June 20, in the Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center in DeKalb.
GENOA – The Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce is upgrading everything: staff, website and now, where it calls home.
DeKALB – A coalition of local businesses and organizations will present a one-time screening of the independent film “A Place at the Table” next week to raise awareness of food insecurity in DeKalb County.