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Education is by far and away the largest employer in DeKalb County. To say it’s big is an understatement. This category is devoted to news and information derived from RSS feeds and press releases from our local institutions. To be added make sure you Add Your Site to our local online directory.

Just when you thought parking around the NIU campus was creating concerns, Northern Illinois University is adding a new parking lot that leaves a lot of questions for local residences and the City of DeKalb.  DeKalb County Online was contacted Monday about new construction...
Support our local state champions as they celebrate the 2019 Illinois High School Association football season as it culminates in DeKalb with the IHSA State Football Championships November 29 & 30 at NIU's Huskie Stadium. Cheer on the 16 teams as they play for their respective division...
Every year the Genoa-Kingston High School (GKHS) theater students perform a play, and in the spring they do a musical. However, this year is unlike any other. Instead, the theater class has decided to write their very own production, entirely from scratch, and it's a musical, too! As part...
The members and staff of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce welcome all NIU Alumni back to DeKalb for Homecoming 2019 and all the activities in our community. We would like to welcome back members of the NIU Alumni Band, Silverettes, and many other groups coming back to DeKalb to...
The Art Insitute in Chicago will be hosting an evening program for a select group of hearing challenged people. The Art Institute staff will provide an interactive tour of works in the collection presented in American Sign Language only, without voice interpretation. This program is...
From The Sports Desk at DeKalb County Online By MIKE KORCEK What's the deal?  Why do "we" spell it H-u-s-k-i-e as opposed to H-u-s-k-y?People have asked that question for decades, especially in light of the fact that the breed of dog ends...
Evidence has been building that music lessons boost students' cognitive skills, helping them excel at a wide range of academic subjects. Research from a variety of organizations has shown that music students that start earlier in the formative years develop into more responsible learners.
On Sunday, October 8, 1871 various fires happened throughout the Midwest claiming thousands of lives and destroyed millions of acres across Illinois, Michigan and Wisconsin. The most famous fire struck Chicago and claimed about 250 lives while destroying over three square miles of the city, including more than 17,000 buildings.
DeKalb, IL - The NIU SAT Test Preparation fall 2019 five-week program provides individualized attention in a small classroom setting and offers students a chance to prepare themselves for the SAT test.Classes will be held on campus in Graham Hall on Sunday's from 1 to 4:30 p.m....
The college graduating class of 2019 is more burdened by student loan debt than at any time in history. Of the recent graduating college seniors the average students took out some type of student loans, and they graduated with an average debt of $30,000. Among the graduates of 2018, 69% of college students took out...
Northern Illinois University released a 10th-day enrollment total for university showing a 3% year-over-year decline in total overall enrollment.  According to the university, the 2019 total headcount is coming in at 16,609 students, compared with 17,169 in the 2018 academic year. This means this year's student population is the lowest enrollment in 50...
In a statement by a local media outlet, the headline said that the 'Doe' lawsuit regarding the DeKalb School District was "Tossed". This is misleading as the Judge said the lawsuit should have been filed in State Court rather than Federal Court. In regards to the case...