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  The Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble recently was invited to perform at The House Cafe in DeKalb. Under direction of Scott Mertens, this group played their first gig of the season performing tunes by George and Ira Gershwin, Duke Ellington, Benny Carter and others. Band members include: Saxophones: Ryan...
Greetings alumni and friends, As I begin my first official week as NIU’s 12th president, I have been meeting regularly with the leadership team at Northern Illinois University on how to translate the 2020 vision of becoming the most student-centered public research institution in the Midwest into reality. I have articulated...
Welcome Days 2015: First days of the rest of your Huskie life It’s the most wonderful time of year — those glorious, stress-free days when campus is open, but classes have not yet begun. NIU’s Welcome Days, Aug. 21-23 are jam-packed with events and activities to help new and returning...
Gene Lowery
In response to a series of public inquiries and concerns related to the DeKalb Police Department regarding our approach to immigration and customs enforcement, the Department would like to reassure our community that the approaches taken by the DeKalb Police with regard to such issues are not planned to...
The DeKalb County Liners defeated the Chicago Zephrys Sunday afternoon at Waubonsee Community College by the score of 8-1.  With their win, the Liners have clinched the 2012 Midwest Collegiate League pennant and have earned home-field advantage for as long as they remain in the playoffs. The Liners finish the...
The Assistive Resources Center (ARC) of Kishwaukee College received a $500 donation from the Lions Club of Waterman for use towards activities and equipment to support Kishwaukee College students who are visually or hearing impaired. The Assistive Resources Center provides a variety of academic and personal assistance and support to...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists is collecting donations for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry. Needed items include new and gently used coats, boots, mittens, scarves, and other winter accessories. All five Northern Rehab locations are serving as collection sites with clinics in DeKalb, Genoa, Rochelle, and Sandwich....
DeKalb County ranked as one of the healthier counties in Illinois according to the annual County Health Rankings recently released by the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). The Rankings are available at www.countyhealthrankings.org. “Since the County Health Rankings began in Wisconsin...
It's hot right now all around DeKalb County, and the weather is just warming up! The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across Northern Illinois for the next three days (Thursday - Saturday), with little relief in the evenings. The heat is expected to peak in intensity...
Join the NIU Muslim Student Association and the Islamic Center of DeKalb in a gathering of strength, solidarity, and love on Thursday, March 28, 2019, as they honor the victims of the terror attacks that occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. The Unity Event will...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists recently presented Matthew Faltz, Senior District Executive of Three Fires Council of the Boy Scouts of America, with a donation to help support the Boy Scout organization. Rob Larkins, lead Physical Therapist at Northern Rehab’s DeKalb Lincoln Highway clinic, was excited to present Matt Faltz with...
The City of Sycamore has contracted Behm Pavement Maintenance of Crystal Lake, IL to complete the 2016 Crack Sealing Program. This work involves placing rubberized asphalt crack sealant into existing cracks and seams in the asphalt roadway. This process extends the useful life of the roadway by slowing the growth of existing...