What's Going On

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.

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September 9-15, 2018 is National Suicide Prevention Week. DeKalb County Online wants to make people aware of what they can do to help prevent suicides. What is the scope of the problem? The World Health Organization estimates that around 800,000 people die from suicide each year. The focus on suicides in the...
DeKalb Corn Classic 2018
Join us for the 38th Annual DeKalb Corn Classic! While the name is the same, runners will have a whole new race experience! Beginning and ending in Downtown DeKalb, the route will take runners through historical neighborhoods, along the Kishwaukee River via Prairie Park, and through NIU's campus and...
Kite Fest 2018
Anyone ever tell you go fly a Kite? Here is your opportunity to take them up on it. Join local families on Sunday, September 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the NIU North 40 (corner of Lucinda Ave and Kishwaukee Dr; adjacent to Anderson Hall) for the latest...
Kishwaukee College
According to their website, The Kishwaukee College main campus closed at 12:00 p.m. today (Friday, September 7) due to a water main leak. All on-campus classes or activities that began at 12 p.m. or later were canceled. Any class or activity that started was to dismiss at 12 p.m. All...
Taste Bottles & Brews
Save the Date: Kishwaukee United Way Readies for Annual Event DEKALB, IL – Kishwaukee United Way will host their annual fundraising event, "Taste: Bottles and Brews," on November 8th at St. Mary’s Memorial Hall in Sycamore. Attendees will have the opportunity to sample wine and microbrew beer while enjoying appetizers,...
Grandparents Day 2018
Splash Fountain is for kids of all ages! Bring your favorite playmate for an afternoon of tunes, games, prizes and, of course, splashing on Sunday, September 9th! Grandparents are free with pass or daily admission of their grandchild(ren). Daily Admission fees: Residents $2/ Non-Residents $4/ Ages 7 months and younger Free Splash...
Kishwaukee Valley Wanderers' VolksFest is a weekend dedicated to celebrating Genoa and surrounding communities. Our not-for-profit VolksFest event will feature many activities supporting various nonprofit and charity groups in our area. All events will take place at the Country Companies Big Top in Carroll Park, located at Park Ave....
Sandwich Fair Overhead View
As festival season continues, DeKalb County prepares for another event-full weekend. Among the events on the schedule, none are bigger than the Sandwich Fair, which begins on Wednesday and continues through the weekend. Other community events slotted for this weekend's calendar include Volksfest in Genoa, Fireworks and Fun in Sycamore,...
Sandwich Fair 2018
The 131st Annual Sandwich Fair kicks off tomorrow and any way you look at it, it is one of the biggest events of the year in DeKalb County. True to its agricultural roots, the Sandwich Fair provides large numbers of agriculture exhibits and competitions, in addition to commercial exhibits, food,...
PRESS RELEASE             08-26-2018   The 11th Annual Veterans Weekend will be Saturday, September 8, 2018 and will include a Motorcycle/Motorcade honoring our Senior Veterans at eight different locations in DeKalb and Sycamore and ending at the DeKalb American Legion Post 66 for the dedication of a new Flag Retirement Chamber. This will be a rain or...
Happy Labor Day
Ever wonder why we celebrate Labor Day? A good friend shared a comment from his grandchild when he was asked why we celebrate Labor Day. "We take this day off to celebrate all those who have worked hard," he said. And just as quickly, the grandchild responded, "Then why don't...
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Join Steven Bigolin, noted local historian, as the guided walking tours of Sycamore’s History District continue throughout the summer. Bigolin will lead a tour highlighting the architecture and local history connected to the homes along DeKalb Avenue. We’ll meet at the DeKalb County Community Foundation (former train depot at 475...