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.

The Sycamore and DeKalb Chambers of Commerce are once again hosting a Community Expo this Thursday, March 29. Over 110 local business and organizations are scheduled to participate. The expo will include food samples from a variety of local restaurants, crafts and games for the kid’s, live demonstrations, 2017...
The 10th Annual Waterman Gobbler Gallop 5K Walk/Run is this coming Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. The course is a certified 5K that starts and finishes at Clinton Township Community Center, 160 West Lincoln Highway, and winds through scenic village streets and is fully paved with mile...
THE WALL THAT HEALS is coming to Sycamore, Illinois for the third time this Wednesday, July 12th . It will be on display July 13th - 16th, in the East Sycamore Park off Airport Road. The WALL was in Sycamore in September 1997 and September 2007. The Wall That Heals...
Drum Corps Tour of Champions Returns to DeKalb and NIU  The sounds of brass and beating of the drums returns to DeKalb and NIU Huskie Stadium as the 2018 Drum Corps Tour of Champions promises to bring excitement and pageantry with its returns to the campus of Northern Illinois University. Local concert...
The Sycamore Summer Concert Series host the Lisa Rene Band this Thursday, July 27th. The Lisa Rene Band is one of Chicagoland’s hottest female-led variety bands, providing a high-energy show with something for everyone! From rock to pop, to retro, to funk, to country, this super talented 4 piece dream...
If there was a Hall of Fame for local bands, The DeKalb Footstompers would be a unanimous inductee. For 45 years the band has performed at local pubs and events earning the distinction as the Best Polka-Rock-Naughty Band on either side of the Kishwaukee River. Their 1970-80s performances at Andy's...
All DeKalb County, IL Schools, including Northern Illinois University and Kishwaukee College, will be closed Monday, January 28, 2019 because of extreme winter weather. Please notify us if you hear of any exceptions. The weather forecast for Monday calls for snow, wind, and dropping temperatures later in the day. School closures...
Hinckley Fireworks presents their Hometown Family Fun Fest this Saturday, June 24th, 2017 at the Hinckley-Big Rock High School in Hinckley! Come out for a family-friendly day of fun, food and fireworks! Join the Hinckley Parks & Rec Program at the Community Building to decorate your bike /wagon /stroller before...
Sycamore will be hosting Movies in the Park this Friday, August 4th with the movie 'Lego Batman'! Come out for a new family tradition at this unique and fun movie experience!  The movies are shown on a big inflatable screen, by the Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, off Airport Road...
Sycamore will be hosting Movies in the Park this Friday, July 7th with the movie 'Elf'! Come out for a new family tradition at this unique and fun movie experience!  The movies are shown on a big inflatable screen, by the Good Tymes Shelter, Sports Complex, off Airport Road in...
Everything will be looking up during this brand new event at the DeKalb Taylor Airport, featuring live music, hot air balloons and craft beers from Forge Brewhouse and Fatty’s Pub & Grille. The first Balloons, Brews & Blues will take place Saturday, June 22, at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232...
This Friday, May 18th from 5am - 2pm, DeKalb Police and NIU Police will partner with Dunkin' Donuts in DeKalb for COP ON A ROOFTOP. This event helps raise awareness and funds for The Illinois Special Olympics. Currently more than 22,000 athletes with intellectual disabilities and 20,000 young athletes ages 2-7...