DeKalb Municipal Band prepares for its 165th season

DeKALB – The DeKalb Municipal Band, under the direction of Kirk Lundbeck, invites the community to opening night of its 165th consecutive season. The band will perform at 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 11, at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. In addition to the music, there will be a flag presentation in recognition of Flag …

Foundation succeeds with Day of Giving event

The NIU Foundation surpassed it’s $250,000 goal for the very first Day of Giving event by raising over $770,600 from 1,402 donors nationwide. The money was raised by alumni, faculty and students who made donations to the NIU Day of Giving website. The donations support students, scholarships and programs at the university. The College of Business raked in over $175,000, …

NIU students win international competition for supermileage car

DeKalb (WREX)- The Northern Illinois University Supermileage team took home first place in the Shell Eco-Marathon Competition earlier this month. The school says the team created a car that goes more than 1,500 miles on a single gallon of gas, that’s about the distance from DeKalb to California. The team won first place in the Internal Combustion Engine Prototype category. …

12th Annual DeKalb School District Family Wellness Fair

Thursday, April 25 marks the 12th annual D428 Wellness Fair. From 6-8 p.m. families can attend this fun and free event at the DeKalb High School Field House located at 501 West Dresser road. Jefferson Physical Education teacher and District 428 K-8 Physical Education Coordinator, Kelly Zerby has been in charge of the event  for the past 3 years and …

Katie Baraglia, Huntley Middle School 7th-grade teacher, receives Wirtz Award

Seventh-grade teacher Katie Baraglia recognized for excellence in education DeKALB – Katie Baraglia, a seventh-grade teacher at Huntley Middle School, has been named the 2019 recipient of the Wirtz Award for Excellence in Education. According to a release from the Wirtz Foundation, the award is meant to recognize educators with high standards of achievement who bring quality to the public …

DREAM Action NIU hosts sixth annual Coming out of the Shadows

DeKALB — Undocumented students came out of the shadows to tell personal stories to students and faculty while reflecting on the hardships they face in America. DREAM Action NIU hosted its 6th annual Coming Out of the Shadows event in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium. Due to the rain and cold weather, the event didn’t hold a unity march as it …

NIU Department of Communication to host Reality Bytes Film Festival

DeKalb, IL. –The​ ​NIU Department of Communication​ is bringing three nights of student films to Cole Hall’s Jameson Auditorium with the 18th installment ofthe Reality Bytes Independent Student Film Festival, beginning at 9 p.m. Tuesday, April 9. The events are free and open to the public. Films screenings are also scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, beginning at 9 p.m. Producer …

DeKalb choir students perform in ADCA conference

The DeKalb School District  was fortunate to have 12 students selected for the national honors choir at the recent American Choral Directors Association conference in Kansas City, Missouri. Between the four National Honor Choirs, approximately 1,600 students from all 50 states performed at the National Conference. These students auditioned against tens of thousands of other students across the United States …