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 …

IHSA Destination DeKalb 2015 Was A Huge Hit

Fans and volunteers alike got to enjoy the enthusiasm and pride that surrounded the 2015 IHSA Destination DeKalb events and games. The IHSA, visitor fans and teams were welcomed by banners and signs throughout the community and 200 friendly volunteers at Huskie Stadium. Team fans decked out their Spirit Zone tent, competed for the coveted “Spirit Zone Plaque” and enjoyed …

DHS Students Will Participate in First Stronghold Robotics Competition

Submitted by: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern The DeKalb High School Robotics Team was selected to participate in the Midwest Regional First Stronghold Robotics Competition.  The competition will take place on March 30th through April 2nd at the University of Illinois at Chicago. To prepare, the robotics team attended a kickoff session at UIC.  They were able …

DeKalb Fire Department Debuts New Aerial Ladder Truck

The new aerial ladder truck just came back from being detailed with the City of DeKalb colors and logos.  A new feature on the design is the #proudlydekalb logo.  DeKalb Fire Chief Eric Hicks stated, “The DeKalb Fire Department is an active supporter within the community from emergency response to community service. Because we believe DeKalb is “America’s Best City” we …

NIU: Baker Report

Working together for best community outcomes When Illinois Gov. John Peter Altgeld approved funding in the spring of 1895 to open two new “normal schools” to prepare teachers in northern and eastern Illinois, many cities in our region engaged in a spirited competition to win those prizes. Loyal residents of DeKalb, like their counterparts in Dixon, Freeport, Fulton, Oregon, Polo …

Gwendolyn Brooks Student Artwork Will Compete at State Level

Submitted By: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern The artwork of Gwendolyn Brooks students, Gianna Gooden, Erra Sanderson-Haque, and Ellison Xu, was selected to compete in the PTA Reflections program at the state level. The National Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) Reflections program encourages students to submit their artwork for the chance to be honored for their creativity.  In order …

Cortland Elementary Hosts Literacy Night

Submitted By: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern Approximately 450 community members filled the halls of Cortland Elementary during the school’s Literacy Night.  Families were served dinner and once they were finished, sat in the gymnasium for a presentation about the evening’s activities.  During the presentation, Principal Jennifer Hillard unveiled to students and parents the new school mascot.  …