This correspondent will be serving as an official in "Chess Control" in hopes to better understand the dynamics of such a large scale event. This event typically rotates between downstate Illinois and Northern Illinois, and it is hoped that in the not too distant future, the NIU campus might be selected as a host location.
Sadly, I do not believe ANY DeKalb County schools will be participating in this weekend's event. How can this be?
DeKalb Chess Club stands ready to assist with any schools wishing to develop chess programs. Further, we'll gladly donate chess sets to any school or public library which might need a chess set.