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DeKALB – You better grab your seat sooner rather than later, because tickets are going fast to see Bears head coach Matt Nagy in person, when he speaks at ...
Additional police, counselors to be at DeKalb High on Monday after weapons referenced in video DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – A DeKalb High School senior who alluded to weapons and violence while engaging with people on social media won't be in school Monday – but ...
Classes resume at DeKalb High School after soft lockdown DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – DeKalb High School was placed on soft lockdown on Friday.
DeKalb High presents annual Madrigal Dinners DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The DeKalb High School Music Department's annual Madrigal Dinners will be held Dec. 8 at DeKalb High School and Dec. 14 and 15 at Northern Illinois ...
Illinois Report Card: Majority of DeKalb schools underperforming DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Five of the 11 schools in District 428 are commendable, according to the Illinois Report Card data released Wednesday by the Illinois State Board of ...
DeKalb School District 428 unveils diversity plan DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Parents weigh in on impending equity-focused institutional changes.
DeKalb High commits to preparing more students for college DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Erica Teagus, a senior at DeKalb High School, wants to work in the medical field, so she has got plenty of options along her career track. She could ...
Oscar nominee takes in the shape of his alma mater at DeKalb High DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKalb High School Athletic Director Peter Goff presents Richard and Sharon Jenkins with school spirit wear as Principal James Horne looks on Monday ...
Public forum tonight on DeKalb schools diversity plan DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – A public forum on the DeKalb School District's diversity plan will be at 5:45 tonight in the forum room at DeKalb High School, 501 Dresser Road.
Kish College, DeKalb County public schools closed Tuesday, Wednesday DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – DeKalb and Sycamore schools will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, administrators announced Monday night. School was canceled Monday ...
DeKalb County school districts close as cold expected to persist through midday Thursday DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Thursday morning's temperatures will not bring a reprieve for DeKalb County, and could in fact be colder than Wednesday morning's, according to the National ...
DeKalb School District 428 working toward performance improvement plans DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 Director of Curriculum and Instruction Jennie Hueber has been working exhaustively with school principals to develop plans to ...
DeKalb School District 428 to vote on buying three minibuses DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Board will consider RFP, get update on buildings projects.
DeKalb accepts invitation to join DuPage Valley Conference DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The facilities, the students, the community – DeKalb athletic director Peter Goff said the member schools of the DuPage Valley were impressed with ...
Breaking: Storm causes flurry of closures in DeKalb County DeKalb Daily Chronicle
MALTA – Here's the rundown of all things you need to know about cancellations and postponements of events, classes and meetings in DeKalb County:.
Prep football: Weckler resigns as DeKalb football coach DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Stepping down as the DeKalb football coach was one of the easiest decisions Matt Weckler said he ever made. He also said it was one of the hardest ...
Our view: Good luck to successful DeKalb football coach DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Thumbs-up: To the most successful football coach DeKalb has had in recent memory. On Thursday, school officials announced that Matt Weckler was stepping ...
DeKalb High School Marching Barbs to host Irish band DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb High School Band will welcome the Finglas Concert and Marching Band from Ireland this weekend. There will be a free concert featuring ...
DeKalb School District 428 to vote on Dupage Valley Conference invitation DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Tuesday's DeKalb School District 428 Board meeting is expected to include a vote on whether the district should accept an invitation to join the ...
Local students honored as 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The Illinois Student Assistance Commission has announced the 2019-20 Illinois State Scholars. These students rank in approximately the top 10 percent of high ...
DeKalb School District 428 Board discusses closing TIF 1 early DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board will not be moving forward with a surplus agreement with the city of DeKalb for a planned third tax increment ...
DeKalb School District 428 Board to review improvement plans for underperforming schools DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb School District 428 Board will continue the process of addressing underperforming or lowest-performing schools in the district during ...
Dimensions Youth Ballet presents 'Swan Lake' DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Dimensions Youth Ballet Company of DeKalb will present “Swan Lake,” a timeless love story that mixes magic, tragedy and romance into four acts, on Feb.
DeKalb Park District pursuing nature trail extension on Shodeen property DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is again pursuing extending the Nature Trail through the development known as Irongate, owned by the Shodeen Group, ...
DeKalb Class of 2018 celebrates commencement at NIU Convocation Center DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Families flocked to the Northern Illinois University Convocation Center on Saturday to watch 442 DeKalb High School students receive their diplomas ...
DeKalb: Top local stories of 2018 DeKalb Daily Chronicle
It was another eventful year in DeKalb County. Here's a somewhat chronological rundown of some of the most important stories that unfolded and continued ...
DHS Theater to stage 'Mutually Assured Destruction' DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The DeKalb High School Theater Department is preparing its fall production, “Mutually Assured Destruction: 10 Plays About Brothers and Sisters,” by Don ...
Sycamore District 427 begins talks for new high school graduation requirements DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Sycamore school officials are reconsidering high school graduation requirements in a constantly changing world.
Sycamore School District 427's calendar for 2019-20 still awaiting vote DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – More discussion still has to take place in order to define an instructional day in Sycamore School District 427 and solidifying the district's calendar ...
Bienvenue a DeKalb: French diplomat emphasizes importance of languages to DHS teens DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – When asked what she did in school this week, DeKalb High School senior Bethany Billips can say she got to talk to a French diplomat in her top-level ...
DeKalb Music Boosters looking for nominations for Hall of Fame DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb Music Boosters are looking for nominations for their Hall of Fame which are due by the first week of January.
Oscar-nominated actor, DeKalb native Jenkins' tour concludes with honors DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Emmy Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins' public tour of his hometown wrapped up Tuesday night with a reception and a ...
Longtime DeKalb softball coach Jeff Davis to coach baseball DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – When spring rolls around, Jeff Davis will be in the same place he has been a head coach since 2005 – on the DeKalb High School diamonds.
DeKalb County experiencing substitute teacher shortage DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Carrie Larsen of DeKalb said she previously taught full time in Woodstock but is currently a substitute in DeKalb, now that her five kids are in school.
DeKalb School District 428 Board to review tentative budget surplus DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – A tentative budget with a surplus of about $2.4 million will be presented at the Tuesday night DeKalb School District 428 Board meeting.
Plan your holidays with this calendar of events DeKalb Daily Chronicle
December's near, which means there are loads of holiday sights and sounds to enjoy. Here's a list of local performances and events to help you plan.
DeKalb council approves TIF audit agreement, HUD money amendment DeKalb Daily Chronicle
City's block grant program gets HUD money amendment.
Sycamore School District 427 Board considering next steps in school tech DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Sycamore schools are not quite at a 1:1 student-to-electronic device ratio throughout the district, but they are starting to consider options on how ...
Northern Illinois University powers up with regional high school students DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Regional high school students put their renewable energy-powered engineering skills to the test Thursday at Northern Illinois University. It wasn't ...
Two St. Olaf Band members return to DeKalb County during tour DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Two DeKalb County natives are coming back to their old stomping grounds to perform as members of the St. Olaf Band from the Northfield, Minnesota ...
DeKalb tire business closes after 42 years DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – A notable DeKalb business is shutting its doors after 42 years of *service*. For Jim and Norma Anderson, running Illini Tire Co., 1031 W. Lincoln ...
NIC-10 rejects Barbs' bid for membership, DeKalb now looks to be independent DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The Northern Illinois Conference 10 rejected DeKalb High School's bid to join the league, athletic director Nic Kearfott said Friday.
DeKalb school board approves diversity plan DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Events spanning about 15 years, starting with accusations of racial discrimination at DeKalb High School in 2004, led to the creation and adoption of ...
DeKalb names Kerkman new golf coach; McIntosh announces resignation DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – It was a busy day for DeKalb coaches, as on Thursday changes were announced affecting three different head coaching positions.
First National Challenge raises $55000 for DeKalb, Sycamore athletics DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – For Nancy Korth, Sycamore native and die-hard Spartans fan, a Friday night well spent means getting the whole family together for the annual First ...
Mock prom crash staged at DeKalb High DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKalb firefighters use the jaws of life to extricate a "victim" from the wreckage as DeKalb High School juniors and seniors attend a mock prom crash scenario ...
Area prep wrestling preview: Dahnweih eyeing state title for Barbs DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Sitting matside in the DeKalb High School wrestling room Tuesday afternoon, Blah Dahnweih laid out his wrestling destiny softly but firmly.
Sycamore School District 427 dicusses Illinois Report Card data DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 officials said some Illinois Report Card data suggesting one school in the district is underperforming might be a little ...
Sustainability, techology, budgets on Sycamore School School District 427 Board agenda DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Environmental sustainability and budgets will be the main talking points for the Sycamore School District 427 Board meeting Tuesday.
Breaking: Kishwaukee College to close at 11 a.m. because of storm DeKalb Daily Chronicle
MALTA – Kishwaukee College closed at 11 a.m. today because of the storm that's descended on DeKalb County, according to Kayte Hamel, the college's ...
Penguins can fly: 'Mary Poppins' opens Thursday at DeKalb High DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Penguin Project nears 10 years of helping people with disabilities into the spotlight.
Breaking: NIU delays opening until 5 p.m.; Kish College, DeKalb County school districts closed DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Northern Illinois University has further delayed its opening Wednesday because of the nasty weather, as the DeKalb campus will open for night classes at 5 p.m..
DeKalb County school nurses remind community of illness prevention tactics DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – A sore throat here. A runny nose there. Maybe a case or two of strep or lice. Kris Tilton, school nurse at Sycamore Middle School and Sycamore ...
Girls cross country: Olsen, Barbs looking to make leap DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKalb senior Katherine Olsen, the reigning Daily Chronicle girls cross country athlete of the year, isn't letting last year's success affect the upcoming season.
$50K in raised funds expected from this year's Sycamore vs. DeKalb First National Challenge DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – After surpassing $1 million in donated funds last year to Sycamore and DeKalb athletics since the First National Challenge fundraiser's inception in ...
DeKalb teen returns home after heart transplant DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – It's been a long time coming (seven months to be exact), but DeKalb teen Christopher Canaday returned home Wednesday night after a grueling ...
DeKalb 17-year-old receives successful heart transplant DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Most certainly, few people have gotten better news in the wee hours of the morning.
DeKalb County students explore career paths during 6th Heavy Metal Tour DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Sycamore High School junior Frances Helton said she always has been a music lover – so much so that her family and friends have encouraged ...
DeKalb badminton continues successful season led by group of four Barbs DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Holly Trapp first pick up a badminton racket during the sixth grade in physical education class, where she met Hui Zhu.
DeKalb deputy fire chief to retire, seeks Janesville chief job DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Jim Zarek plans to retire after 29 years with the DeKalb Fire Department, and you probably can guess where he applied for his ideal retirement job: ...
Prep golf: DeKalb wins at Belvidere North DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The DeKalb golf team won at Belvidere North's two-man tournament Monday.
Will DeKalb land in the DVC? Chicago Daily Herald
Football: This week's Eyes on Five looks at even more conference changes making an impact in DuPage County.
Kishwaukee College graduation rate nearly doubles over 5 years DeKalb Daily Chronicle
MALTA – Why should students need to submit a portfolio of what they learned in three or fewer years at Kishwaukee College? That's the question college ...
Partnership creates internships at Kish Hospital for people with special needs DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Donna Larson, assistant principal at DeKalb High School, has seen first-hand what people with special needs can do – when given the opportunity.
Transformation Through Rhythm promotes unity DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Experience the power of music to promote healing, unity and community at the eighth annual Transformation Through Rhythm Concert will be held at ...
DeKalb sports: Goff settles in as Barbs' athletic director DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – As he was standing near the football field on his first day as DeKalb athletic director, one song kept playing in Peter Goff's mind as he surveyed his ...
Keicher, Syverson to host DeKalb Senior Fair DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, and State Sen. Dave Syverson, R-Rockford, will host a free Health Fair for local seniors and their caregivers in ...
Report of gun seen on bus leads to lockdown at DeKalb High School DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Administrators at DeKalb High School placed the building on a “soft lockdown” as students took final semester exams Friday, in response to reports ...
DeKalb native, actor Richard Jenkins talks acting, coming back home DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Most of the people in the audience raised their hands when actor and DeKalb native Richard Jenkins asked if they're all actors. When Jenkins ...
Banquet planned to support children's literacy project DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – The DeKalb/Sycamore Bookcase Project will host a banquet to support the annual effort to promote literacy by providing 50 solid oak bookcases as ...
Bench trial: DeKalb County judge reflects on heart transplant DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Waller 1 of 50 recipients of new heart this year at Chicago hospital.
Tapa La Luna staff: Owner dies from heart attack Monday DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Tapa La Luna co-owner and DeKalb native Rob Deshazer died Tuesday from a heart attack, his business partner said.
Clinton Rosette Middle School to host second annual Taste fundraiser Thursday DeKalb Daily Chronicle
School to host 2nd annual Taste of CRMS fundraiser.
Advocates hoping LGBTQ history will be incorporated into classroom DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Louis Peckys, 17, a junior at DeKalb High School, recently did a class presentation on J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the FBI. Although Peckys, a ...
DeKalb police: Teen sent threatening message; D-428 goes into soft lockdown DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DEKALB – A 13-year-old boy has been charged with disorderly conduct and released after police said he posted a threat on social media involving DeKalb ...
MetroNet to begin high-speed internet installation Aug. 1 in DeKalb DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Starting Aug. 1, Indiana-based telecommunication *service* provider MetroNet will begin construction of a multimillion-dollar fiber optic network in ...
Sycamore names IMEA All-District Musicians DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Fifty-four high school and 38 middle school students from the Sycamore School District were recently selected to participate in the 2018 Illinois ...
Cortland woman, DeKalb High School grad joins MTV's new 'Teen Mom' cast DeKalb Daily Chronicle
CORTLAND – Cortland resident Kayla Sessler, 19, was about halfway through her senior year at DeKalb High School when she and her boyfriend of the past ...
Indian Creek, Paw Paw high-schoolers could merge DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Voters will decide whether Paw Paw students should attend Indian Creek.
Encouragement: 'If we can do it, they can, too' DeKalb Daily Chronicle
Kish graduates, alumni offer advice at commencement.
Tickets on sale Aug. 25 for Penguin Project's 'Mary Poppins' DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The Children's Community Theatre Penguin Project will offer an evening filled with music, magic and laughter when it presents Disney's “Mary Poppins Jr.,” Sept.
Armstrong: State tourism director praises DeKalb County CVB DeKalb Daily Chronicle
The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau was honored to host another visit from Cory Jobe, state director of tourism, on Sept. 8. We celebrated the ...
Propheter receives Palmer Family music scholarship DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Dylan Propheter of DeKalb is the recipient of the 2018 Palmer Family Music Education Scholarship award.
Upward Bound tutor accused of molesting child DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – A tutor with a program geared to help children go to college who wouldn't otherwise have the means has been charged with sexually assaulting a ...
D-428 support staff, school board reach tentative agreement DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Just in time for Corn Fest or to hit the road to see their beloved Barbs open the football season against Lake Park in Roselle, DeKalb School District ...
Boys track and field: DeKalb's Marks, Yepiz place first and second in unfamiliar two-mile race DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Junior Riley Marks and sophomore Emmanuel Yepiz found themselves in a unique position Friday evening during the eight-team Tim Holt Invite at ...
New DeKalb High School principal to focus on building trust, improving learning DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Becoming principal of DeKalb High School is a professional goal achieved for James Horne.
Sycamore School District 427 to hold public hearing for tax levy DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – The Sycamore School District 427 Board will hold a public hearing for the 2018 tax levy during its regular meeting Tuesday.
More safety measures coming to Sycamore High School DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Returning Sycamore High School students may notice a few more changes made this year in the name of increased school safety.
Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine owners plan new downtown DeKalb location DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Owners of a local Middle Eastern restaurant said they saw the good things happening in downtown DeKalb and wanted to be part of it. The owners of ...
57th annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade reflects 'A Pumpkin Carnival' theme DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Karen Grush and Nancy Dashner, neighbors in DeKalb, have been attending the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival Parade together for about 40 years.
Bond for DeKalb man accused of having sex with child reduced to $50K DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – A DeKalb County judge ruled Thursday that a former Upward Bound tutor accused of criminal sex abuse of a child younger than 17 can post ...
DeKalb High School speech team readies for first state competition in 3 years DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – DeKalb High School Forensics Club member Joy Kewih just wants an opportunity to prove she is one of the best in the state at what she does.
Sycamore School District 427 officials to look at student enrollment increase DeKalb Daily Chronicle
SYCAMORE – Sycamore School District 427 officials are looking at a larger student increase this year than in recent years ahead of its district board meeting ...
New DeKalb High School assistant principal selected DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – Donna Larson, former DeKalb High School dean of students, was appointed one of the school's new assistant principals Tuesday during the DeKalb ...
Upward Bound launches at DeKalb High School DeKalb Daily Chronicle
DeKALB – High-schoolers eager to blaze a trail might be eligible for a powerful assist along that path with the launch of the TRiO Upward Bound program at ...
Kaneland comes back to stun DeKalb Chicago Daily Herald
Kaneland rallied from 13 points down on two occassions to knock off the No. 5 ranked team in Class 6A, DeKalb, 21-20 on Friday night in Maple Park.
Richard Jenkins comes to NIU | Entertainment Northern Star Online
Oscar-nominated actor Richard Jenkins will be at Northern Illinois University on 2 p.m. Tuesday for a Q & A with students in the Stevens Building's O'Connell ...
Happy Homecoming The MidWeek
Oscar-nominated actor, DeKalb native Richard Jenkins returns to town.
Looking Back for Jan. 9, 2019 The MidWeek
1919 – 100 YEARS AGO. The Chronicle would have been a pretty newsy looking paper, as usual, today had it not been for the gas company. Things have been ...
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