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Camp Power

Camp Power, a free summer camp for child living in University Village administered by the Kishwaukee YMCA, DeKalb Police Department and other community partners, joined the NIU Huskie football team as well as other teams on the NIU campus to get some playing time with college athletes this summer. Campers were invited to Huskie Stadium to get on the field and get in the game … Continue reading Camp Power

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KaBOOM! NIU STEAM Works named Play Everywhere Challenge finalist

Competition will fund play spaces in unexpected places in cities across America NIU STEAM Works has been selected as a finalist in the Play Everywhere Challenge, a $1 million national competition that will award funding to outside-the-box ideas that make play easy, available and fun for kids and families in cities across the United States. The challenge is hosted by KaBOOM!, a national non-profit dedicated to … Continue reading KaBOOM! NIU STEAM Works named Play Everywhere Challenge finalist

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Actress Barbara Hale Born in DeKalb

Barbara Hale (born April 18, 1922) is an American actress best known for her role as legal secretary Della Street on more than 270 episodes of the long-running Perry Mason television series. She reprised the role in 30 Perry Mason movies for television. Barbara Hale was born in DeKalb, Illinois, to Luther Ezra Hale, a landscape gardener, and his wife, Wilma Colvin. She is of Scots-Irish ancestry. Hale … Continue reading Actress Barbara Hale Born in DeKalb

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Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety By Leapfrog Group

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital was one of 50 Illinois hospitals to receive an A ranking for hospital safety by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog. The new Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide, provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system. “This ‘A’ ranking is testament to … Continue reading Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Earns ‘A’ Grade for Hospital Safety By Leapfrog Group

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DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Leadership Academy Class of 2016/2017 has been tasked with the responsibility of raising $4,000 to support on-going leadership training in our Community.  Past classes have raised these funds in a variety of ways.  This year’s class, has chosen to accomplish their fundraising goal, while raising awareness about the on-going #ProudlyDeKalb campaign. The structure of this fundraiser is similar to that … Continue reading DeKalb Chamber Leadership Academy Raising Funds for #ProudlyDeKalb

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Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Thrilled with NIU Intern Victoria Diemer

Victoria Diemer is a senior at Northern Illinois University, pursuing a BA in Community Leadership and Civic Engagement (CLCE) with a minor in Psychology. She has recently become much more involved in DeKalb. “I have the privilege of working with the Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra (KSO) as their intern for my final semester at NIU,” Victoria explains. The internship program is a collaboration between Northern Illinois … Continue reading Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra Thrilled with NIU Intern Victoria Diemer

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NGOLD-DCNP Intern Gets Involved at Youth Services Bureau

Nicholas Lisle, a sophomore at Northern Illinois University, was recently place at the DeKalb County Youth Service Bureau (YSB) as the intern to Executive Director, Diana Hulst. YSB is a program for court ordered youth to devote volunteer hours to the community. A Public Administration and Community Leadership Civic Engagement double major, Lisle has worked on outreach in the form of newsletters, increasing the open … Continue reading NGOLD-DCNP Intern Gets Involved at Youth Services Bureau