Shabbona, Illinois news
Federal, state and local elected officials gathered on 1,280 acres of land in Shabbona Thursday to support legislation that would clear a pathway for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation’s decades-long pursuit to reclaim land in southern DeKalb County.
The sunflower fields at Shabbona Lake State Recreation Area in Shabbona Township are in their full glory Friday as the blooms are open and plentiful.
A wingshooting class for beginning shotgun shooters will be held at Shabbona Lake State Park, south of Shabbona, in mid-August. Those interested re asked to reserve spots early as space is limited.
A clinic for beginning shotgun shooters will be held Aug. 13 and 14 at Shabbona Lake State Park.
The Lions Fishing Derby for Persons With Disabilities will take place July 21 at Shabbona Lake State Park.
After almost 27 years of private practice in Huntley, attorney Michael J. Fleck will wind down his practice and take a new position with Resource Bank in DeKalb.
A 25-year-old bicyclist from Pennsylvania in town for work was killed after he was struck by a car in rural Clinton Township in southern DeKalb County Tuesday, according to the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, which identified the man Wednesday.
The Shabbona Community Fire Protection District recently received $19,546 from the Small Equipment Grant Program through the Office of the Illinois State Fire Marshal.
Paul Herrmann distinctly remembers the afternoon of April 21, 1967, when multiple deadly tornadoes struck northern Illinois, including his farm in rural Shabbona. Thursday marks 55 years since that day. "It puts everything in perspective," he said.
Foul play is not suspected in the death of a rural Paw Paw woman whose body was found Tuesday morning.
Despite previously indicating their intent to support the Potawatomi Nation’s efforts to reclaim nearby land, the DeKalb County Board this week denied that request in a partisan split vote. “I don’t think this is in the best interest of the county,” said chairman John Frieders
As a federal land resettlement act proposed in Washington D.C. renews hope for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation to reclaim land in Shabbona, the DeKalb County Board recently took first steps to back the nation’s efforts.
The filing of a federal reservation resettlement act by a Kansas senator has renewed the hopes for the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation as it seeks to reclaim nearby land in Shabbona.
Nelly Cheboi of Shabbona was named on Forbes' “30 Under 30″ list for co-founding TechLit Africa, a nonprofit which distributes recycled technology to build computer labs in Kenyan schools. “I realized that the reason why most of our communities are poor is because of the lack of technology,” Cheboi said.
Although Randy Espe has a white beard and reindeer, and December is his busiest time of year, he’s not Santa Claus, and he lives in Shabbona, not the North Pole.