DeKalb Dog Park Expands

The DeKalb Park District recently completed installing the permanent dog park in Katz Park.  A temporary dog park had been established using a little-used softball field for the past couple years while a permanent dog park location and plan was established.  DeKalb is now home to the only dog park in DeKalb County. Improvements in the new dog park include …

DeKalb Prepares for IHSA State Football Championships

Training for the IHSA Destination Team Ambassadors was held on the NIU campus this week.  These volunteers are the community members that will greet each of the 16 teams and all their coaching staff that will compete for the state football championships.  They will greet the teams when they get off the bus, lead them to their practice area, locker rooms, …

IHSA Destination DeKalb Returns November 2015

The IHSA Destination DeKalb committee is preparing for another record breaking crowd of 30,000 plus visitors that had one ultimate goal this year…to make DeKalb their destination on Thanksgiving weekend.  In 2013, we played host to this prestigious event for the first time. It is a tremendous honor to be selected to host one of the premiere sporting events in …

DeKalb Park District Summer Day Camp a Hit!

Summer for kids in the DeKalb Park District Day Camp program was filled with exciting recreation and learning opportunities.  B.A.S.E. Camp (Build A Summer Experience) was based at Littlejohn School this summer with the last couple weeks held in Hopkins Park as “Kids Unplugged”.  Campers took part in activities such as games, hiking, crafts, along with weekly field trips and …

Russell Wilson brings football camp to Huskie Stadium

By JESSE SEVERSON – jseverson@shawmedia.com Published: Thursday, June 25, 2015 DeKalb Daily Chronicle By JESSE SEVERSON DeKALB – Russell Wilson was much kinder to Northern Illinois this time around. Years after torching the Huskies during his days at Wisconsin, Wilson came to DeKalb as celebrity host of the Russell Wilson Passing Academy, which featured hundreds of youth players of all …