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Artist Dan Danielson will discuss his watercolor paintings, such as the one pictured here, at the next Kishwaukee Valley Art League meeting, to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 2, in the Club Room at Hy-Vee, 2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.


Fall youth baseball, softball signup to end

Registration ends Aug. 6 for the DeKalb Park District’s fall youth co-op baseball and softball leagues. The leagues will play a 10-game season and a post-season tournament. Practices begin the middle of August, and games will be played in September and October. The leagues will be formed in conjunction with Sycamore and Genoa. Teams will be divided by towns, and practices will be based in DeKalb with games rotating among DeKalb, Sycamore and Genoa. Registration can be done online at For more information, call 815-758-6663.


Parking restriction information to be posted

Street signs with information about the fourth and final phase of DeKalb’s Safe Streets Initiative should be installed soon. The initiative is a crime reduction strategy to keep streets clear of parked vehicles in early morning hours.

In the plan’s fourth phase, no parking will be allowed on Rushmoore or Aracadia drives from 2 to 6 a.m. 

Only vehicles with a city permit will be allowed to park from 2 to 6 a.m. on Blackhawk Road, Ridge Drive from Rushmoore to Normal Road, and West Hillcrest Drive between Blackhawk and Normal Road.

Greenbrier Road, Edgebrook Drive and Kimberly Drive from Blackhawk to Normal will have 24-hour permitted parking.

After the new parking restrictions are posted, residents will have a two-week grace period to obtain the necessary permits. Residents who qualify for a parking permit may submit an application to the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Hwy. 

Resident passes issued for earlier phases of the initiative will expire Aug. 1, and will need to be renewed at the police station for a $25 annual fee. New resident permits will be concurrent with Northern Illinois University’s school year.

For information on the Safe Streets Initiative, or for maps of affected areas, visit

Trivia fundraiser to support retirement center

DeKalb Area Retirement Center – Oak Crest residents, staff and volunteers invite the community to a Western-themed trivia night fundraiser at 7 p.m. Aug. 4, in the Terrace Dining Room at Oak Crest.

The fundraiser will benefit the Oak Crest Good Samaritan Fund. Oak Crest is at 2944 Greenwood Acres Drive, DeKalb.

Cost is $10 per person with a maximum of six players to a team. Lasso your team of six and call 815-756-8461 to register. Prizes will be given for best table decoration, costume and trivia bragging rights.


KC fall registration on; classes Begin Aug. 20

Kishwaukee College registration for fall 2018 continues in preparation for classes that start Aug. 20.

Online registration is open to current students through the Student Self Service System available in myKC (the college’s online portal). In-person registration can be completed 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Thursday in the Student Services Office, Room C2100, in the college’s Student Center. Students are encouraged to meet with an academic advisor before choosing classes. Appointments can be made by calling 815-825-9375 or visiting

For more information about enrolling at Kishwaukee College, contact Student Outreach at or 815-825-9460, or visit


Watercolor artist to show his technique

Artist Dan Danielson will demonstrate watercolor painting when he paints a wildlife animal image at the next Kishwaukee Valley Art League (KVAL) meeting to be held at 7 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Hy-Vee Club Room, 2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore.

Danielson’s fascination with watercolor began at the American Academy of Art, studying under Irving Shapiro. After a career in advertising as a creative director, Danielson began teaching and painting full-time. His award-winning work has been seen in many watercolor shows and businesses.

Danielson teaches at the DuPage Art League and leads workshops at the Peninsula School of Art in Door County. He is a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, and has been awarded Best of Show at the IWS Members Show for the past two years.

KVAL promotes local artists and is dedicated to the development of upcoming artists in the area. Visit for information.


–DeKalb County News Briefs–