Researchers find pathway to give advanced notice for hailstorms

A new study led by Northern Illinois University meteorologist Victor Gensini identifies a method for predicting the likelihood of damaging hailstorms in the United States—up to three weeks in advance. Hail is easily the most economically destructive hazard posed by severe thunderstorms, producing on average billions of dollars in U.S. losses each year, including damage to roofs, homes and especially crops. New research …

2017 IHSA Destination DeKalb Gets Glowing Feedback

November 24 and 25, 2017, DeKalb County, the IHSA Destination DeKalb Host Committee and volunteers welcomed the 2017 IHSA State Football Championships to Huskie Stadium. The championships featured 16 teams competing in 8 championship games to earn their class (teams are broken up into 8 classes, 1A – 8A, based on school population) state football title. IHSA Destination DeKalb received …

NIU Career Services Collaborates to Develop Job Skills for DHS Students

A recent collaboration among NIU Career Services, DeKalb High School (DHS), the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce and #ProudlyDeKalb offered DHS juniors and seniors an opportunity to develop their soft skills in preparation for employment now, and for life beyond high school. First Impressions Count: Essential Skills Workshop was offered to DHS students through their economics education classes. The two-day program …

Join the IHSA Destination DeKalb Volunteer Team

The boys of fall are headed back to Huskie Stadium. The countdown stands at 23 days until DeKalb County hosts its third IHSA state football championships on Nov. 24-25 at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium. The IHSA Destination DeKalb Committee, led by chair Wendy West, the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and NIU is busy planning to welcome thousands …

Introducing: The Proudly DeKalb Street Team

Proudly DeKalb is proud to announce the formation of its very own event Street Team! With help from the members of Pi Sigma Epsilon, a professional marketing and sales co-ed fraternity at NIU, the Street Team was formed to capture all of the great moments and events that are happening in the DeKalb community. The Street Team positively engages the …

Liberty Park’s New Playground

A new playground was installed at Liberty Park, an active neighborhood park located at 1018 Lewis Street in DeKalb. The new playground replaces an 18-year-old playground that was the last wooden play structure in the Park District. The new playground features vibrant colors, a generation swing, and ADA accessible play components. In addition, based on neighborhood input, the purple dinosaur …

#ProudlyDeKalb Welcomes New Team Member!

Looking to increase community interaction, the Proudly DeKalb team is excited to bring Colton Mang, a Senior Marketing & Sales student at Northern Illinois, aboard to serve as a digital marketing intern! If you were at the Back to School Bash or The First National Challenge events earlier this year, you may have seen Colton and his professional fraternity members, …