DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

The DeKalb Public Library presents its next installment of the “Healthy Mind, in a Healthy Body” initiative with “Snack on THIS! Healthy Foods with Hy-Vee” for children and caregivers on Saturday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m. Hy-Vee dietician Lisa Brandt will be in the library to discuss healthy living and nutritious alternatives to unhealthy snack foods. Using youth books such as Kid’s First Cookbook by … Continue reading DeKalb Library/DeKalb Kiwanis Provide Programs on Healthy Eating & Living

Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

The Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra received a Superior Rating at the IGSMA State Contest on Saturday, April 29th. They qualified for a spot at State by receiving a Division I Rating at the IGSMA District 9 Contest back in March. The ensemble performed for three judges and participated in a clinic immediately following their performance. The Chamber Orchestra is composed of 6th, 7th, and 8th … Continue reading Huntley Middle School Chamber Orchestra Receives a Superior Rating

DeKalb Firefighter Honored with Illinois Medal of Honor Award

May 9, 2017 in Springfield several Firefighters from the DeKalb Fire Department were honored for their exemplary work. Jared Thorp, a firefighter and paramedic with DeKalb, received the Medal of Honor Award–the highest award given by the State of Illinois to a firefighter for an act of outstanding bravery or heroism, selflessness, and personal courage. Congratulations to Jared, and to the other firefighters from DeKalb … Continue reading DeKalb Firefighter Honored with Illinois Medal of Honor Award

DeKalb Welcomes IESA State Wrestling Finals

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 19th year.  The estimated impact of the event for our area is $255,000. 450 hotel room nights have been booked for the event.  Restaurants and shops can expect to see an increase in traffic and an economic … Continue reading DeKalb Welcomes IESA State Wrestling Finals

Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification

January 13, 2017 Kishwaukee is the first hospital in Illinois to receive honor DeKalb, IL – The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification for Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. The advanced certification is for Joint Commission-accredited hospitals, critical access hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers seeking to elevate the quality, consistency and safety … Continue reading Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Joint Center Receives The Joint Commission’s Advanced Certification