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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.

Public Access Counselor Sarah Pratt from the Illinois Attorney General's office will offer a training session on the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Public Access Counselor's mission is to help people obtain public documents and access public meetings. Wednesday, September 19, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Location: Northern Illinois University, Cole...
National Issues Forum: Immigration in America September 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. DeKalb Public Library, Yusunas Meeting Room Organizers: Samantha Hathaway, Tracy Rogers-Tryba For centuries, a steady influx of people from other countries has helped make the United States a nation comprised of immigrants. Today, many people are asking questions about...
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PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release Contact: Tim Holdeman, Public Works Director (815) 748-2040 September 17, 2018 Eastbound access to Fairview Drive from South Annie Glidden Road will remain closed through September 29 to accommodate utility work, drainage improvements, and road reconstruction. Fairview Drive will remain accessible from South First Street via posted detours. The Super 8 Motel...
The 39 Steps
If you're in the mood for live theater, one of your options this weekend is to head to DeKalb for the Stagecoach Players' production of "The 39 Steps." The show opened yesterday, but will feature six more performances, spanning this weekend and next. Showtimes this weekend are Fri. (22)...
Goat Yoga
Would you try yoga with a Goat? How about with a cat? Or with your children? All kinds of community Yoga classes are being offered this month around DeKalb County. Go ahead and stretch yourself with something different. All are free or support non-profits. Yogi Bears: Free Family Yoga (No experience...

NASH Car Show Saturday

Discover the legacy of Charlie Nash and the Nash Motor Car, from the small beginnings in Cortland, Illinois, to Detroit Michigan to Kenosha, Wisconsin. This unique car show will take place at the Sycamore History Museum this Saturday, September 20th, 2014, from 10:00 – 3:00. It is free and...
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AIR FORCE BIRTHDAY Happy Birthday, US Air Force. On September 18, we commemorate the establishment of The United States Air Force. Almost from the moment the Wright brothers found a way to soar with the birds, aeronautical pursuits were incorporated into the military. However, it was not until September 18, 1947, that...
National Cheeseburger Day! It’s National Cheeseburger Day!  DeKalb County’s favorite sandwich is honored on September 18th with a slice of cheese. How did the cheeseburger become so famous?  One or the earlier reports suggests that Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger in 1926 while working at his father’s Pasadena, California sandwich shop,...
Girls grab your Dad, Granddad or family friend and prepare yourself for an evening of fun, dancing, contest, prizes and refreshments. Hey guys ask your Mom or your favorite gal to our Annual Sweetest Day Dance. Show her your best dance moves and have the time of your life. This...
NIU Art Museum Reception
All are invited to attend a free public reception to celebrate guest alumni artists and former faculty of Northern Illinois University's School of Art & Design on Thursday, September 20, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the NIU Art Museum - First Floor of Altgeld Hall, 595 College...
The Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra invites the community to its Spring Pops Concert on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall in the Music Building at Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. This concert is a special add-on performance to its regular 2017-2018 season of events....
Fall is in the air in DeKalb County and our Apple Orchards are open for the season! DeKalb County, with almost 90% of it’s acreage still in farmland, has some of the best Fall Fun anywhere. Our Apple Orchards contain corn maze’s, apple trains, petting zoos, hayrides and of...