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Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

Youth-led committee to host community outreach event

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2019

DeKALB — Youth Engaged in Philanthropy, a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation, is looking for 10 high school volunteers for its second My Pantry Express food distribution event from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 24 in the northeast parking lot...

Healthcare scholarship open for local high schoolers

By Northern Star staff | November 19, 2015

The DeKalb County Community Foundation will award the James and Marjorie Lehan Scholarship to graduates at DeKalb and Sycamore High Schools beginning in spring 2016.The Lehan family has provided healthcare to patients in DeKalb County for the last 70...

Students listen to speakers during a rally that was held during Gov. Bruce Rauners Oct. 29 visit to NIU. 

DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership to hold economic crisis meeting

By Northern Star staff | November 3, 2015

The DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership (DCNP) is holding a community economic crisis meeting Thursday to discuss the lack of state funding.The meeting will provide information about the Illinois budget crisis and how it is impacting local citizens. The...

Nonprofits to participate in Give Local DeKalb County

By Northern Star staff | April 9, 2015

DeKalb County nonprofit organizations will accept donations May 5 as a part of the Give Local DeKalb County fundraising event.Give Local DeKalb County is an annual 24-hour fundraising initiative in which nonprofits can receive cash donations from community...

1923 Sycamore fire truck gets revamp with grant

By Kristin Maglabe | November 19, 2014

A $2,500 grant has made it possible for restoration to begin on the Sycamore Fire Department’s first motorized fire engine, a 1923 Stutz.The DeKalb County Community Foundation presented the grant to the Sycamore Fire Preservation Company Monday. Although...

This 1926 photo shows the Sycamore Fire Department’s first motorized fire engine. A local group is raising $25,000 to restore the vehicle.

Restoration project honors Fire Department’s history

By Keisha Howerth | May 1, 2014

The Sycamore Fire Preservation Company is in final talks to display the city’s first motorized fire engine in a local car show at the end of July.The nonprofit organization began a campaign to raise $25,000 to restore a 1923 Stutz fire truck two weeks...

Authors of Why Sycamore Works, (from left) Robert A. Glover, Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy, Bob Boey, Dean Copple and Clint Gittleson were part of a panel discussing Sycamores history from a social economic perspective.

Sycamore book shows city workings

By Ryan Chodora | September 25, 2013

Thirty years of Sycamore’s manufacturing history have been condensed into a book written by an NIU alumnus.The Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., held an open panel discussion at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the DeKalb County Community Foundation, 475...

DeKalb Fire Department gets grant for new compression machine

By Northern Star Staff | November 25, 2012

The DeKalb County Community Foundation has donated more than $13,000 to the DeKalb Fire Department, 700 Pine St. (DFD) to buy a new life saving device. The foundation’s grant of $13,654 to the department will allow DFD to purchase a new Lucas 2 Chest...

Dr. Larry Bolles, director of the Office of Community Standards & Student Conduct, will be retiring at the conclusion of the school year after over 30 years at NIU.

Larry Bolles to retire after 34 years at NIU

By Chelsey Boutan | April 25, 2012

After finding out that he’s retiring, Larry Bolles said students stop by his office almost every day with one pleading request: “Please don’t go. What are we going to do without you?” “That tells you that you must have done something right,”...

DeKalb County Community Foundation works to help non-profit organizations

By Felix Sarver | November 30, 2011

The DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) is a powerful ally of non-profit organizations in the DeKalb County area. The goal of DCCF is to distribute funds through the county to enhance and promote the quality of life in different communities, said...

Deadline for Promise Fund apps set for Nov.1

By Thomas Verschelde | October 26, 2011

The DeKalb County Community Foundation (DCCF) is accepting applications for a Promise Fund grant that would provide up to $1,500 to educational institutions and community organizations that provide services to the underserved.Elaine Suarez, DCCF Community...

Students make paper planes during STEMfest Saturday at the NIU Convocation Center. STEMfest celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics with hands-on activities, exhibitions and more.

STEM Festival brings interactive science experience to NIU

By Shadonna Merriweather | October 25, 2010

What turned out to be a morning full of heavy rain, dark clouds and ankle high puddles settled into an afternoon that kids could not resist. NIU’s Haunted Physics Laboratory metamorphosed into Spooky Science Saturday and was geared toward teaching little...