Architect George Franklin Barber

Born: July 31, 1854, De Kalb, Illinois. Married:  Laura Alice Cheney, October 8, 1879, De Kalb, Illinois. Died:  February 17, 1915, Knoxville, Tennessee. George Barber was born July 31, 1854, to Lyman and Cornelia Barrett Barber in DeKalb, Illinois. After the early and unexpected death of his father, his mother moved the family to Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1860. Barber …

Spotlight on School District 428: Katie Slou

  Teacher Name: Mrs. Katie Slou Grade/Subject: 7th Grade Intensive Huntley Middle School Tell us a little about yourself – your hometown, education, hobbies! I am from Indianapolis Indiana and moved to Illinois with my husband 15 years ago!  I have my undergrad in elementary education and my masters in special education.  I have two very busy boys Logan who …

Clinton Rosette Hosts Schoolwide Lip Dub

Submitted by: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern Positive culture and school spirit were the themes for this year’s Lip Dub at Clinton Rosette Middle School.  On March 10, 2015, a CRMS faculty member carried a GoPro camera throughout the school to capture students, faculty and staff lip syncing over popular songs such as “All Star” by Smash …

DeKalb’s America’s Best Communities Team Plans Town Hall Meeting

  DeKalb, Illinois (March 10, 2016) – The volunteer group Proudly DeKalb, Inc. invites the public to a town hall meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb.  This event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 PM. Local ABC team members will provide an overview of …

Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals returns to DeKalb & NIU for 18th year

The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Northern Illinois University (NIU) are proud to be hosting the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals for its 18th year.  The 2016 IESA state wrestling meet will be held at NIU’s Convocation Center on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12.  Wrestlers in grades fifth through eighth from across the state will …

Recent Women’s Health Event a Success

KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, presented its sixth annual This One’s For The Girls women’s health event at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich on Feb. 6 and at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on Feb. 18, 19, and 20. The popular event hosted more than 2,300 attendees in total over the three days and one VIP evening. Staff members representing …

DHS Robotics Team Reveals Robot For Competition

The DHS robotics team has completed and boxed up their robot in preparation for their competition on April 1st for First Stronghold 2016.  Team 5934 Crowbotics is a first year rookie team from DeKalb Illinois.  They are sporting a big #proudlydekalb bumper sticker on the back of their robot!

Project Seth Hosts Battle of the Bands

Project Seth, a local not for profit, suicide awareness organization, hosted their second annual Sethtastic Battle of the Bands on Friday March 4th at The House Café in Downtown DeKalb. The event brought many teens and young adults together and reminded them that they are not alone.  Five bands competed this past weekend. Party Apple Peel and Bring Your Son …

DeKalb Park District holds POLARpalooza Winter Festival

Despite having to work around mild weather this season, the DeKalb Park District held the 2nd Annual Polarpalooza Winter Festival at Lions Park on February 14th.  Originally scheduled for February 6th, the event had to be postponed due to warm weather and the absence of snow and ice.  However, the snowy weather on the rescheduled date made for a great …

A New Big Read Starts In DeKalb County With a Caribbean Flavor

The Big Read Steering Committee kicked-off the 2015-2016 Big Read of DeKalb County with a Dominican Festival at the DeKalb Public Library on February 27.  The community will be reading and celebrating “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez during the month of March. Big Read of DeKalb County and the Friends of the NIU Libraries are proud …