Architect George Franklin Barber

Born: July 31, 1854, De Kalb, Illinois. Married:  Laura Alice Cheney, October 8, 1879, De Kalb, Illinois. Died:  February 17, 1915, Knoxville, Tennessee. George Barber was born July 31, 1854, to Lyman and Cornelia Barrett Barber in DeKalb, Illinois. After the early and unexpected death of his father, his mother moved the family to Fort Scott, Kansas, in 1860. Barber lived with his sister, Olive … Continue reading Architect George Franklin Barber

Spotlight on School District 428: Katie Slou

  Teacher Name: Mrs. Katie Slou Grade/Subject: 7th Grade Intensive Huntley Middle School Tell us a little about yourself – your hometown, education, hobbies! I am from Indianapolis Indiana and moved to Illinois with my husband 15 years ago!  I have my undergrad in elementary education and my masters in special education.  I have two very busy boys Logan who is 11 and is an … Continue reading Spotlight on School District 428: Katie Slou

Clinton Rosette Hosts Schoolwide Lip Dub

Submitted by: Marilyn Koonce, DeKalb School District Public Relations Intern Positive culture and school spirit were the themes for this year’s Lip Dub at Clinton Rosette Middle School.  On March 10, 2015, a CRMS faculty member carried a GoPro camera throughout the school to capture students, faculty and staff lip syncing over popular songs such as “All Star” by Smash Mouth and “Best Day Of … Continue reading Clinton Rosette Hosts Schoolwide Lip Dub

DeKalb’s America’s Best Communities Team Plans Town Hall Meeting

  DeKalb, Illinois (March 10, 2016) – The volunteer group Proudly DeKalb, Inc. invites the public to a town hall meeting on Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 7:00 PM at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb.  This event is free and open to the public; doors open at 6:30 PM. Local ABC team members will provide an overview of the America’s Best Communities competition … Continue reading DeKalb’s America’s Best Communities Team Plans Town Hall Meeting

Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals returns to DeKalb & NIU for 18th year

The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Northern Illinois University (NIU) are proud to be hosting the Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals for its 18th year.  The 2016 IESA state wrestling meet will be held at NIU’s Convocation Center on Friday and Saturday, March 11-12.  Wrestlers in grades fifth through eighth from across the state will be competing individually in nineteen … Continue reading Illinois Elementary School Association (IESA) State Wrestling Finals returns to DeKalb & NIU for 18th year

Recent Women’s Health Event a Success

KishHealth System, part of Northwestern Medicine, presented its sixth annual This One’s For The Girls women’s health event at Valley West Hospital in Sandwich on Feb. 6 and at Kishwaukee Hospital in DeKalb on Feb. 18, 19, and 20. The popular event hosted more than 2,300 attendees in total over the three days and one VIP evening. Staff members representing twenty-five health system service lines … Continue reading Recent Women’s Health Event a Success

DHS Robotics Team Reveals Robot For Competition

The DHS robotics team has completed and boxed up their robot in preparation for their competition on April 1st for First Stronghold 2016.  Team 5934 Crowbotics is a first year rookie team from DeKalb Illinois.  They are sporting a big #proudlydekalb bumper sticker on the back of their robot! Pass The Torch: Meet These Robot Wranglers Continue reading DHS Robotics Team Reveals Robot For Competition