Teacher Highlight: Littlejohn Elementary School

Proudly DeKalb would like to present a series of Teacher Highlights to showcase some of our town’s outstanding teachers. We want to highlight individuals who work hard to create a welcoming community and strengthen our Proudly DeKalb spirit! This week we talked to Principal Billy Hueramo from Littlejohn Elementary. We were seeking a teacher who stood out and went above …

Hustle for Hearing 5k

This month we got a chance to learn about a local race that gives all their proceeds go to an organization called Hear the Cheers. The event will be held on September 21, 2019   “Hustle for Hearing is a 5K run/walk event that raises money for children who can not afford hearing aids in the Chicagoland area! This is …

Barbed Wire Betties Roller Derby

This month Proudly DeKalb had the honor of getting to know more about the Barbed Wire Betties, a local nonprofit roller derby group. The Barbed Wire Betties are a women’s flat-track roller derby team based in DeKalb Illinois. Roller Derby is a full-contact sport played on roller skates, the object of the game is for the scoring skater to pass …

Trevor Noah to Perform Campus Comedy Show

“After a long wait, stand up comedian and “The Daily Show” host Trevor Noah will come to the Convocation Center. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 with ticket prices starting at $25.50, according to the Convocation Center’s webpage. Noah was originally scheduled to arrive in DeKalb Nov. 10, 2018, but pushed his appearance back to Dec. 9, …

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 …

Know Peace: Remembering Victims of Christchurch, New Zealand

DeKalb Muslims Hosting Unity Event Thursday Join the NIU Muslim Student Association and the Islamic Center of DeKalb in a gathering of strength, solidarity, and love on Thursday, March 28, 2019, as they honor the victims of the terror attacks that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Unity Event will take place from 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. in the Sandburg Auditorium of the NIU …

NIU Professor receives NASA grant to explore life on other planets

  DeKalb (WREX)- Northern Illinois University Microbiology Professor Wesley Swingley is getting a $340,000 grant form NASA. That grant will help Swingley and a team of others look for life on other planets. Over the next two years, he will lead that team to assess which distant planets may have signs of life. The team is interested in what life …

Altrusa International of DeKalb/Sycamore awards $6.5K in literacy grants

There are so many ways to spell winners when it comes to the Altrusa International Community Spelling Bee. Altrusa International of DeKalb/Sycamore recently awarded $6,500 in grants to the following local schools, libraries and other literacy-focused organizations: 4-C (Community Coordinated Child Care), Clinton Rosette Middle School, Littlejohn Elementary School, NIU Campus Child Care, Children’s Learning Center, the DeKalb Public Library, …

Public Works Official Saves Choking Victim

Drew Zimmerman; Daily Chronicle – Andy Raih, acting streets superintendent, said public works officials received some first aid training a few years ago from the DeKalb Fire Department. Training focused on CPR procedures, defibrillator use and other basic first aid. Raih said refresher courses are still performed here and there. Raih put his training into action in January when he …

Martucci Earns NIU Gymnastics’ Highest Individual Score in Over Two Decades

DeKALB, Ill. – Northern Illinois University gymnastics’ junior floor specialist Anna Martucci (Clarkston, Mich./Our Lady of the Lakes) earned a 9.975 on Sunday to record the highest individual score since Margaret Mroz hit a perfect 10.0 on the same event during the 1995 season. The Huskies hit a season high and tied the third highest score in school history with …