Northern Illinois University Theater and Dance majors open theater in nearby St. Chares. If you’re ever wondering what happened to the 2019 MFA Acting class at Northern Illinois University, you can find many of them, and a host of other School of Theatre and Dance alumni in...
If you love cherry pie, then you’re in for a treat, because today is National Cherry Pie Day. Celebrated every year on February 20th, and coincidentally close to President’s Day, cherries was one of President George Washington’s favorite foods! According to the American Pie Council,...
The first VW bus first introduced to the world at the Geneva Motor Show in 1949, and then it began production a year later. Branded as the 'T2' by VW, the kombi camper van was Volkswagen's second vehicle after the Beetle. The first production of the VW Van was a mere 10 vehicles to...
The highlight of the fall theater season will feature the Penguin Project's newest production, "Hairspray Jr.". The Penguin Project, established in 2004, provides young artists with developmental disabilities including down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, intellectual disabilities, learning disabilities, visual impairment, hearing impairment, and other neurological disorders to take the stage joined by...
Are you crazy for Halloween? Gather up your ghosts, ghouls, and goblins! Pose your pumpkins and phantoms and spooky items! If you and your family have that special spooky decorated home, you might win a valuable prize for being the "Best Halloween Home" in DeKalb County. DeKalb County...
With Harley-Davidson riders getting older, H-D felt it was time to embrace the future rider of its famed brand. Harley-Davidson will be introducing its new All-electric motorcycle. Like its future riders, it will be called 'LiveWire'. The LiveWire motorcycle features a high-voltage battery (or RESS;...
On this date in 1939, The Wizard of Oz became an official American Musical Fantasy featured film produced by MGM (Metro-Golden-Mayer). This cinema gem is widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, even competing with may successful films in 1939.  It is widely known as the best-known...
The 2020 Corvette Stingray has taken top honors as the Car of the Year. Other winners include the Kia Telluride which won Utility Vehicle of the Year and the Jeep Gladiator which was named Truck of the Year. These winners were rated by eligible vehicles on segment leadership, innovation, design, safety, handling, driver satisfaction, and...
Temperatures are dropping and leaves are turning! It's safe to say that fall is here! With the chilly weather upon us, is there anything better than staying in on a cold, gloomy day with a bowl of warm, cozy food? Of course not! We’ve gathered a...
By Mike Korcek (NIU's leading sports authority) They're all here. In one place. For the first time.  The 2019 NIU Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place on Friday, October 25 as part of NIU’s 113th Homecoming celebration. The 2019 class features Kristina Campos (Gymnastics, 2002-05), Larry English (Football, 2004-08), Ashley...
BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival The 28th Annual BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival rings in the 2019 holiday season with two days of free, family-friendly activities in Chicago. The celebration culminates in an evening tree-lighting...
The perfect road trip for those that enjoy the outdoors, the Colorado Byways is the perfect journey.  In the late 1800s, while much of Colorado mined gold and silver, the southeast region mined coal. Linked with this region are many legends and folklore. Such as the lost...