Actress Barbara Hale Born in DeKalb

Barbara Hale (born April 18, 1922) is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 270 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series. She reprised the role in 30 Perry Mason movies for television. Barbara Hale was born in DeKalb, Illinois, to Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener, and his wife, Wilma …

DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy Class of 2016/2017 has been tasked with the responsibility of raising $4,000 to support on-going leadership training in our Community.  Past classes have raised these funds in a variety of ways.  This year’s class, has chosen to accomplish their fundraising goal, while raising awareness about the on-going #ProudlyDeKalb campaign. The structure of this …

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Thrilled with NIU Intern Victoria Diemer

Victoria Diemer is a senior at Northern Illinois University, pursuing a BA in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) with a minor in Psychology. She has recently become much more involved in DeKalb. “I have the privilege of working with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO) as their intern for my final semester at NIU,” Victoria explains. The internship program is …

NGOLD-DCNP Intern Gets Involved at Youth Services Bureau

Nicholas Lisle, a sophomore at Northern Illinois University, was recently place at the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) as the intern to Executive Director, Diana Hulst. YSB is a program for court ordered youth to devote volunteer hours to the community. A Public Administration and Community Leadership Civic Engagement double major, Lisle has worked on outreach in the form …

The Happenings at School District 428

There is always a lot of amazing things going on around School District 428.  Here are some of the recent Happenings within the DeKalb School District. During the month of April, Founders Elementary was paid a visit by the Northern Illinois University Southeast Asia Club.  This organization is made up of exchange students from Southeast Asia.  Throughout the duration of …

NIU Intern Finishing School Year at Egyptian Theatre

Brandon Pugh a Northern Illinois University student has interned with the Egyptian Theatre for the 2015-2016 school year as part of a special program through the NIU Center for Non-Governmental Organization Leadership and Development and the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership.  He is graduating the end of this semester with a B.A. in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement with a minor in …