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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.

Enjoy a fun evening out ice skating with your friends or skip the gym and step in some cross country skis for a good ole fashioned wintry workout. Treat yourself to s’mores and hot cocoa around the campfire as you sport your best flannel and warmest coat, hat, and...
Tropical Tails, the largest annual fundraiser for Tails Human Society, is an exciting dinner and auction that celebrates their life-saving work while raising critical funds to continue their mission. The event takes place on Saturday, March 9, 2019 in the Duke Ellington Ballroom at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Event Details Cocktail Reception  ...
Although they may not have an abundance of snow, POLARpalooza is still a GO! Come out to Hopkins Park in DeKalb (1403 Sycamore Rd) on Sunday, February 10, 2019 for family-oriented winter activities at the 2nd annual POLARpalooza Winter Festival! Activities Include: Snow Shoe Scavenger Hunt (1:00-3:00 p.m.) Snow Sculpting by Lyn...
Whether you want to dance, catch a live performance, enjoy outdoor activities, or support a local non-profit organization, we've got a full line-up of events for you to enjoy around DeKalb County and beyond during this Valentine's Day season. * Click on event names for more information and to buy...
Due to inclement weather moving into our area this evening and for the safety of their patrons, tonight’s 7 p.m. showing of "The Sting" has been rescheduled to Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. All tickets purchased for tonight’s showing will be valid for the rescheduled date and time. The...
The Revolutionists, by Lauren Gunderson, is a sassy comedy about four very real, strong women living in France during the French Revolution: playwright Olympe De Gouges, assassin Charlotte Corday, former Queen Marie Antoinette, and Caribbean rebel Marianne Angelle. Heads will roll as this dream-team of radical women get together...
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 an unbeatable combination. “Soup-er” Tuesdays at Glidden Homestead offers warm soup and tours of the Homestead and Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Glidden Homestead...
Due to the warm weather, the Free Ice Skate Night with the NIU Adventure Center and the DeKalb Park District has been canceled for today. You can still rent skates from the Adventure Center if you want to skate somewhere else, but it will be their normal $5 charge. This is...
The Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb is proud to present “Jazz at the Egyptian” featuring performances by Jazz in Progress, the DeKalb High School Jazz Ensemble, the Sycamore High School Jazz Ensemble, and the NIU Jazz Orchestra. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind concert featuring performances by the area Jazz ensembles. Proceeds from...
Join the Midwest Museum of Natural History Saturday, February 2, 2019 in a Winter Woodland to celebrate their 11th Annual Groundhog Gala Fundraiser. Featuring music, hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, and an exciting Silent Auction, the event is sure to be a good time. Tickets are $50 for individuals and $90 per couple. Groundhog Gala...
The DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation is honored to welcome back Jack Penning to our first Business Round Table event of 2019. Jack Penning, Managing Partner from Volaire Aviation will be our Keynote speaker. Jack has spent the last 15 years as a consultant working with airport clients throughout North...
A wall of arctic cold has shutdown our local government. As temperatures are projected to plummet toward all-time lows in DeKalb County tomorrow, here is the (growing) list of government organizations and other services that are confirmed shutdown for Wednesday, January 30: All DeKalb County Government Offices (Will reopen at...