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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.

Today is the first day of spring for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere, which is marked by the arrival of the Vernal (Spring) Equinox. If this seems early to you, you’re right! In fact, this is the earliest the Vernal (Spring) Equinox has occurred in...
The March 9th Full Moon called the Full Worm Moon, reaches peak fullness at 12:48 P.M. CDT*.  Look for the spectacularly bright Moon as it rises above the horizon that evening. This is the First Supermoon of the Year. This Full Moon will also be the first of three supermoons in 2020—the other two occurring in April and May. A Super Full Moon...
On Monday, the American Dow Jones stock market dropped over 1,000 points based on the effects of the Coronavirus on the world economy. On Tuesday, another down day as DJI fell again (-879.44 (-3.15%)).  Stock markets in Asia continued to fall on Tuesday, with Japan’s Nikkei seeing the steepest...
Leap Day and Leap Year happen every four years on February 29. One of the most well-known leap day traditions is that women can propose to their boyfriends, instead of the traditional way around. If you are that gutsy lady that feels it is time to make him commit, you may win a prize (see below).
Executive Director Brian Reis of the Ellwood House Museum has announced the appointment of a new Operations Director. Ethan Peterman will join the executive team at the Ellwood House Museum as the Operations Manager. Peterman previously worked as the Summer Camp Coordinator and Content Manager at SciTech Hands-On Museum in...
The Ellwood Association and the DeKalb Park District are proud to announce the return of the very successful Music at the Mansion-Music Under the Stars program. Throughout the summer, Music at the Mansion will present eight different concerts that are free to the public, with events located on...
Chicago and February is an exciting time for not only car lovers, but families alike, as auto shows have so much to experience. At the 2020 Chicago Auto Show (Feb. 8-17), for example, there will be nearly 1,000 cars, trucks, and SUVs on display; ample opportunities for attendees to jump behind the wheel with...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week reported that the coronavirus outbreak was dangerous but not a serious concern for US Citizens. This has changed dramatically over the last 48 hours. The CDC now says the virus does appear to have mutated and described the outbreak as a “rapidly changing situation.”...
2nd Annual Barbeque Fundraiser will be Friday, February 7! Enjoy a tasty BBQ dinner sponsored by the Country Store & Catering while helping fund new projects for the Sycamore Public Library. Tickets are $15 per plate, ages 5 and under eat...
The State of Illinois, the City of Sycamore, the Chicago Bears, Northern Illinois University and Eastern Illinois University will have ties to the upcoming Super Bowl game. A former Sycamore HS football player, Ben Niemann, plays for the Kansas City Chief. The Niemann family moved...
According to national business reports, Frontier Communications is considering to file for bankruptcy within the next two months. According to customer satisfaction reports, Frontier service and failing networks have been an ongoing problem. Additional details of the report confirm, Frontier Communications had $16.3 billion in long-term...
Fatty's Pub and Grille is excited to welcome back NIU students and staff for the upcoming Spring semester. "It is always refreshing to see the students come back as well as the return of many local patrons that were away for the holiday break," said pub owner...