Glidden Homestead event reflects on railroad’s effect on DeKalb’s growth

Published: Sunday, June 28, 2015 Daily Chronicle By LINDSEY CLARK DeKALB – Guests of the Glidden Homestead and Historical Center got the chance to revisit a significant time in DeKalb’s history on Sunday morning. Sarah Glidden DeMink, a great-niece of Joseph Glidden and a homestead board member, hosted a brunch with biscuits and homemade jam from Peg’s Picks in honor of the railroad’s arrival to the … Continue reading Glidden Homestead event reflects on railroad’s effect on DeKalb’s growth

Kishwaukee Hospital Named to the List of “100 Great Community Hospitals”

KishHealth System’s Kishwaukee Hospital has been named to the list of “100 Great Community Hospitals” in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review. The hospitals featured on the list have fewer than 550 beds and minimal teaching programs. Some are suburban hospitals, but many are located in rural areas and are their communities’ sole hospital similar to Kishwaukee Hospital. Becker’s Hospital Review has published a … Continue reading Kishwaukee Hospital Named to the List of “100 Great Community Hospitals”

Egyptian Theatre 2014-2015 Season Wraps Up

The 2014-2015 Season was another exciting year at the Egyptian Theatre.  We would like to thank all of the patrons who attended events in the past year. 135 events 31 different groups and organizations utilized the Theatre 30,000+ patrons attended events Tickets purchased by patrons from 28 different states and 32 different counties in Illinois A huge amount of gratitude goes out to all of … Continue reading Egyptian Theatre 2014-2015 Season Wraps Up

Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

Published: Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Daily Chronicle By BRITTANY KEEPERMAN DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is set to host its annual fireworks show in Hopkins Park on July 4 after the park board approved a contract with fireworks contractor DCV Imports. The show is co-sponsored by the park district and city of DeKalb at a total cost of $14,000, split between the district and city. … Continue reading Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

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 ages on Thursday at Huskie … Continue reading Russell Wilson brings football camp to Huskie Stadium

DeKalb Named Quarterfinalist in Frontier Communications’ America’s Best Communities Competition

DeKalb, Illinois has been named as one of the 50 communities from across the nation who have advanced to the quarterfinalist round of the Frontier Communications’ America’s Best Communities competition. This $10 million initiative by Frontier Communications, CoBank, Dish, and the Weather Channel is intended to stimulate economic revitalization in small towns and cities. As a quarterfinalist, DeKalb will be awarded $50,000 to further develop and implement comprehensive strategies … Continue reading DeKalb Named Quarterfinalist in Frontier Communications’ America’s Best Communities Competition