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What to do and when to know in DeKalb County Illinois. This category contains featurettes of happenings around the county. Be sure to check out The Best Event Calendar on any side of the Kishwaukee River! for more coverage.

The Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb is proud to present the 4th annual Jazz at the Egyptian on Saturday, January 25 at 7 PM.   Jazz at the Egyptian features performances by Jazz in Progress, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble,...
The DeKalb Park District will host a Christmas Tree Recycling program this season! Drop off your tree in the designated area, at Hopkins Park, and we'll mulch it! You may drop off your tree anytime between December 30th and February 9th.
Eco Explorers; Illinois Animals is running this Wednesday and there's still time to sign up. Visit the link below or swing by the Service Desk before class starts! The first Eco Explorers is next Wednesday and only $7 per child. It's a great way...
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. - Pictures with Santa $12. Includes a 4×6 photo (Digital version posted on our Facebook page) and a doggie treat. $5 from each session will be donated to Raven’s Husky Haven and Rescue in Sycamore.
Have to go to work? Drop your kids off with us. Want to shop on Black Friday alone? Drop your kids off with us! On a quest to keep your children occupied on school days off? Look no further! This exciting program includes indoor events, special guests, gym time, craft...
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...
The average American will spend over $1,000.00 this holiday shopping season. It all starts with Black Friday (the busiest shopping day of the year), and the official beginning of the holiday spending. The sad part is that 'Black Friday' sales started the first weekend in November as the pre-Black...
Several local DeKalb County restaurants and food specialty locations are offering a variety of free or special deals to military veterans as well as current active military on Veteran's Day, November 11. This a partial list and does not include national chains out of the DeKalb County...
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 excitement of another NIU Homecoming is being celebrated this weekend in DeKalb. Adding to the busy weekend will be the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival in Sycamore. These events make DeKalb County a prime place to visit. Throw in an apple orchard and local made whiskey, there is...
For those that want to possibly see the brilliance of the Northern Lights, the best time will be late Thursday evening into Friday morning. The 'Space Weather Prediction Center' (SWPC) has issued a G1 storm watch scheduled for late Thursday evening into Friday morning in the midwest...
This year Sycamore celebrates its 59th annual Pumpkin Festival!  It started in 1956 as a few decorated pumpkins in the front lawn of Wally Thurow (“Mr. Pumpkin”) to turn Halloween into a time of fun and creativity. Through the efforts of Mr. Pumpkin and the...