DeKalb native Richard Jenkins celebrates his 1st Emmy win

            Published in the Daily Chronicle on: Wednesday, September 30, 2015 By ADAM POULISSE – apoulisse@shawmedia.com DeKALB – DeKalb native Richard Jenkins wasn’t just handed an Emmy on Sept. 20 on live TV. He was handed his shiny new award by Lady Gaga. “My thought was, ‘What did you do tonight?’ ‘Well, Lady Gaga just gave …

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 …

DeKalb Kite Fest Celebrates 10 years!

The first DeKalb Kite Fest was held on September 6, 2006.  This amazing event came to be because an 8 year old boy, Nathan Overman wrote a letter to then Mayor Frank Van Buer expressing his desire to bring his love of kiting to his hometown, DeKalb.  According to Nathan, he broke one of his kites and his mom started …