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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.

Santa Claus is coming to Northern Illinois! DeKalb County has many events this coming weekend to help you get into the holiday spirit. With five weeks between Thanksgiving and Christmas, there will be lots to see and do. Details soon on the "Wine Walk" in downtown DeKalb - December 8. Watch for...
With "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" now behind us, the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving is designated as "Giving Tuesday." Giving Tuesday was begun in 2012 by the 92nd Street Y and the United Nations Foundation as a response to the consumerism and commercialism associated with the beginning of the holiday season. In 2017, an...
Come to the Old North Grove School in Sycamore (26745 Brickville Rd) today for a nostalgic, Old-fashioned Swedish Christmas. The open house will be from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. Enjoy homemade Swedish cookies and spiced apple cider, listen to traditional Christmas music and be visited by...
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 shops that make our communities strong, American Express launches Small Business Saturday on the Saturday after Thanksgiving to encourage people to Shop Small and bring more...
The DeKalb Police Department’s Benevolent & Protective Association and DeKalb Target, would like to announce that this year’s Heroes and Helpers (Shop with a Cop) program will be held on Sunday, December 9th, 2018 at the Target store in DeKalb, IL. This is an all-volunteer program and donations are always...
Santa is coming for another visit! Come talk to Santa, participate in a craft or two or visit our story telling corner and enjoy a light breakfast. $6 per person (adults & kids 2 yrs+) Breakfast provided by Hy-Vee Includes eggs, pancakes, sausage and more! Registration is required and must be paid in advance....
Kick off your holiday season with a tour of the elegantly decorated Ellwood mansion. More than a dozen rooms will be decorated by local businesses, clubs, organizations, and volunteers. Guided tours will run through November 29, with self-guided tours available during the holiday event weekend November 30 through December...
IN MEMORY OF ROB DESHAZER, TAPA LA LUNA WILL BE HOSTING THIS FINAL FUNDRAISING EVENT THAT ROB WAS WORKING ON!! SHIRT OFF YOUR BACK will be hosted at Tapa La Luna (226 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL) Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Come wearing your clothing donations and walk our...
Join us for the NIU tailgate tonight from 4:00 - 6:30 p.m. on the Donor RV Lawn (see map below), where we'll be honoring the Woodruff Family! $5 per person for all you can eat food and drinks. All proceeds will be donated to the Woodruff Family Children's Trust. RSVP Commander Craig...
Sweets4Troops Chairman Michael Embrey was interviewed today (Friday) by Rockford TV Reporter Brittany Toolis on how and why the organization got started. Brittany has done stories on Veterans in the past and has several veteran friends. She was excited to tell the story of the success of Sweets4Troops and...
O'Leary's Ale House in Downtown DeKalb will be closing on November 17, announced owners, Mel and Debbie Witmer on Facebook today. The Witmers will be retiring from O'Leary's and residing full time in Henderson, Nevada. Debbie has already been living there and teaching 2nd grade at an elementary school in...
The Sandwich Public Library is inviting everyone to come and have a Sandwich in Sandwich, iL. Materials for sandwiches will be provided. Registration is required for individuals and groups. They will also be showing a complimentary family-friendly movie to enjoy while you are eating your sandwich. You could also enjoy a...