Northern Illinois University: Helping Students Climb the Ladder of Success

Social mobility and higher education go hand in hand, especially at Northern Illinois University. In recent years, NIU has ranked high in providing low-income students with opportunities to earn degrees and good-paying jobs. According to Washington Monthly the university was among the top 200 universities in the nation in social mobility, research, and service in 2015. Payscale.com ranked the university 30th on its social mobility … Continue reading Northern Illinois University: Helping Students Climb the Ladder of Success

Campus & community welcome Huskies Home

The campus and community have partnered this year in a visible effort to extend a warm welcome to new and returning Huskies. NIU officials offered Huskie welcome signs to DeKalb business owners, and they responded enthusiastically. Those signs can now be seen displayed throughout the community. Sol Jensen, Vice President of the Division of Enrollment Management, Marketing and Communications, said the effort reflects the university’s … Continue reading Campus & community welcome Huskies Home

DeKalb Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is proud to welcome more than 60 new teachers and administrators to District 428. The 8th annual event was held at the DeKalb High School Cafeteria with more than 140 attendees present to enjoy lunch provided by sponsor Hy-Vee. Each new teacher and administrator was presented with a welcome bag complete with items from more than 50 DeKalb Chamber members. These … Continue reading DeKalb Chamber Welcomes New Teachers

Lion’s Park Grand Opening

The DeKalb Park District held a grand opening celebration for the newly renovated Lion’s Park on Saturday, July 22nd. Following the ribbon cutting, refreshments were served and there were a variety of games and activities such as, sand volleyball, bags competitions, horseshoe games and basketball. The new playground, trails, and council ring were also open.   The renovation of Lion’s Park was made possible through … Continue reading Lion’s Park Grand Opening

Barb City Bagels named in top 10 bagel shops in Illinois!

For those accustomed to superior bagels, finding that perfect one can be challenging. There are several terrific bagel shops scattered across Illinois, serving up fresh, homemade doughy goodness every day. Most of these shops are family-run businesses that takes pride in their delicious bagels, available in a wide variety of flavors with a wide variety of toppings. For the best, check out these 10 bagel … Continue reading Barb City Bagels named in top 10 bagel shops in Illinois!