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Egyptian Theatre Expansion

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to acknowledge the 4.5 million dollar expansion of the Egyptian Theatre. This date marks...

Glidden Homestead’s “Soup-er” Tuesdays

Warm soup is good on any cold winter day. But when you add guided tours of the site where barbed wire was invented, it’s...

Barb City Manor Celebrating 40 Year Anniversary

Barb City Manor is celebrating their 40th Anniversary! They are inviting past residents, families, staff and volunteers from the community to share their stories,...

Hanukkah & St. Nicholas Day Celebrated This Week

This week, December 2-10, 2018, starts the celebration of many holiday traditions. Hanukkah is a Jewish holiday commemorating the rededication of the Holy Temple (the...

Small Business Saturday is Here!

Here is a brief history of Small Business Saturday, as told by the company who founded it—American Express. 2010: In an effort to support local...

Did NIU Invent Homecoming?

NIU is celebrating their 112th Homecoming this weekend, which centers around today's football game against Ohio University at 2:30 p.m. at Huskie Stadium. Northern Illinois...

Chicago is on Fire

"Chicago is on Fire" would have been the local headline 147 years ago today, when the growing business town faced an enormous set back...

Historical Markers of DeKalb County

For those who liked Eight Things That Began in DeKalb County, IL, here is a treasure trove of DeKalb County history, shared by the Dekalb...
Pepperoni Pizza

Pepperoni Pizza Day: September 20

September 20th is National Pepperoni Pizza Day. Most pizza lovers recognize Pepperoni as the most popular pizza topping ever created. Pepperoni Pizza Day celebrates...

Things That Began in DeKalb County, IL

There are many important people, organizations and inventions that have their roots in the great State of Illinois. Surprisingly, quite a few of them...
Lisa Freeman

Lisa Freeman to Become Permanent NIU President

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved contract negotiations for Lisa Freeman to become the next permanent President of Northern Illinois University. She will become the...