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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.

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...
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...
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...
The Genoa ACE Hardware is celebrating the company's 95th anniversary this Saturday, October 19th by throwing a party. Please visit Tobinson's Ace Hardware to show your appreciation to the staff that helped Ace to achieve 95 years in serving the greater Genoa area.
DeKalb County: Egyptian Theatre Flash Light Tour: Saturday, October 12, 2019 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM ...
The United States Air Force Band of Mid-America Concert Band will present a two-hour concert on Monday, October 7 on the campus of Northern Illinois University. This military music ensemble represents the professionalism and excellence found every day in the United States Air Force.  Their repertoire ranges from symphonic band masterworks,...
This Saturday DeKalb will host one of the largest Tourism events of the Fall season.  The ultimate Marching Band Competition with performances from some of the midwest’s best high school marching bands at the 10th Annual Red & Black Fall Classic!  Held at...
After an arousing version of the "Star-Spangled Banner" by the Northern Illinois University Marching Band, the DeKalb City Council and local citizens continued the debate regarding the services of the DeKalb City Clerk. Letters were read from Kay Shelton and JJ Wett to both...