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

2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

The 2nd annual Toys for Tots basketball game recently took place.  Huntley Middle School and Clinton Rosette Middle School staffs played against the DeKalb Police and Fire Departments.   This game raised over 3 boxes of toys and $200 in donations which beat last year’s total.  A great sign of the community coming together! Continue reading 2nd Annual Toys for Tots Basketball Game Takes Place

Pickleball Popularity Hits DeKalb

It’s fun just to say pickleball, now imagine how fun it is to play!  Invented in 1965 as a makeshift sport between family and friends, Pickleball has evolved into one of the fastest growing sports and recreation activities in the country. Pickleball combines elements of tennis and ping-pong using paddles and plastic whiffle balls.  It is played on a court similar in size to badminton … Continue reading Pickleball Popularity Hits DeKalb

NIU Softball Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game

On Saturday, October 8th, NIU softball field held their first game in support of pediatric cancer awareness. Thanks to senior softball player, Kali Kosakowski, NIU teamed up with Cal’s Angels. This organization is based out of St. Charles and founded by Tom and Stacey Sutter who lost their 6 year old son, Cal, to leukemia. The goal of the organization is to grant wishes, promote … Continue reading NIU Softball Pediatric Cancer Awareness Game

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

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

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