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Red Roof Inn & Suites DeKalb, Illinois For reservations call us at 815.758.8661

Renovated guest rooms & suites Complimentary high speed internet access

Business Center Fitness center with sauna Seasonal outdoor pool

HD Channels with HBO Banquets and meeting facilities from 10 to 200 guests Redicard Rewards



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Welcome to



eKalb County is home to a thriving arts and cultural scene that features both regional and national entertainment. Regional theatre groups combined with Northern Illinois University provide a wide-variety of cultural experiences. DeKalb County’s roots run deep in the rich farmland that is part of the landscape of our heritage and history. Our wide-open spaces provide visitors with endless exploration and recreation. We are located 60 miles west of Chicago. Our hotels and attractions are family-friendly and affordable. Shopping, dining, wineries, festivals, apple orchards, pumpkin patches, and NCAA Division 1 sports are just a small sampling of what attracts visitors to our area. We are proud to host the IHSA state football championships and IESA state wrestling championships in 2019! The IHSA football championships will be played at Huskie Stadium on November 29th and 30th. IESA state wrestling championships will be held at the NIU Convocation Center on March 8th and 9th. Dining is diverse and farm-to-table options are bountiful. Shop ‘til you drop for vintage treasures and antiques. Enjoy a tour at our local wineries, microbrewery, or estate distillery. Our local brewing artisans are eager to share their hand-crafted spirits with you. We look forward to your visit!

Debbie Armstrong

Debbie Armstrong, Executive Director 815/756-1336 : 877/335-2521

815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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Table of

Contents The 2019 DeKalb County Visitors Guide was published by Shaw Media.

Welcome............................................................... 3 On the Cover......................................................... 6 Transportation....................................................... 8 Group Tours........................................................... 9 Historical DeKalb County.................................... 12 Arts & Attractions................................................ 16 Fresh off the Farm............................................... 18 Sports & Recreation............................................. 20 The Great Outdoors............................................ 22 Bold Spirits.......................................................... 24 Shopping............................................................. 26 Weddings............................................................ 32 Spas & Salons ..................................................... 32 Meeting & Event Venues..................................... 34 Accommodations................................................ 38 Restaurants.......................................................... 40 Sweet Treats & Bakeries ..................................... 47 Calendar of Events ............................................. 48 Our Communities................................................ 59 Advertising Index................................................ 62

The DeKalb County CVB would like to express our appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for their help to bring this visitors guide to you: The DeKalb County Board The DeKalb County Economic Development Committee Legislative Center 200 North Main Street Sycamore, IL 60178 815-895-7189 Project Manager: Lisa Angel Design & Layout: Allison LaPorta Cover Photo: Sandwich Opera House Photo Credits: Katherine McLaughlin, Bob Meyers, DeKalb County Farm Bureau, Bob Bourne, DeKalb Park District, Northern Illinois University, and Timber Creek Inn & Suites Every attempt has been made to verify that the information in this guide is correct. The DCCVB assumes no liability for incorrect, omitted, or outdated information. At the time of print, all information was correct as supplied. We encourage you to visit: prior to your trip for any changes in event dates or other information.

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Best Wine Selections in town Live music Wednesday - Saturday Lunch served Mon.-Sat. 11am-2pm except Tuesday

Dinner served Mon.-Sat. 4pm-11pm Closed Sunday

226 E. Lincoln Hwy., Downtown DeKalb 815.217.0990 | 815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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The historic Sandwich Opera House, at 140 East Railroad St. in downtown Sandwich, is featured on the cover of our issue. It was built in 1878 and also houses the city hall. The Opera House was the core of social and cultural activities for the community for decades before it fell victim to disuse and disrepair. In 1979, the building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places and the community launched an effort to restore and renovate the Opera House. The work was completed in 1986, and the building once again began to function as a community-oriented facility, bringing community theater by the Indian Valley Theatre company, recitals, dance, concerts, and more back to the Opera House. If you are in the town Sept. 4th through 8th, don’t miss the Sandwich Fair which is the oldest fair in Illinois. This year, they will be celebrating their 132nd anniversary. There are over 160,000 visitors to the fair over the five-day period. The fair offers not only carnival rides and games but also a diverse lineup of live entertainment including national music acts. The fair is also known for truck and tractor pulls, demolition derbies, agricultural exhibits, antique farm machinery, and arts and crafts. For more information, visit The city of Sandwich is also known for its thriving antique market. Take a stroll through town and see more than a dozen different stores full of wonderful vintage finds. There is something for everyone from the casual visitor to the sophisticated collector. Each month from May through October, the Sunday at Sandwich Antiques Show offers many treasures and hard-to-find items. For more information on how to share in the thrill of the hunt and satisfaction in the find, visit sundayatsandwichantiques. com. Sandwich is also home to Timber Creek Inn & Suites and Redberri Convention Center. Timber Creek is Chicagoland’s first green hotel with 100 LEED Platinum-Qualified guest rooms. The convention center has 14 meeting rooms and seating for up to 2,500 for events and 2,600 for meetings.

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Whether you visit DeKalb County by train, plane, bus or car, we have access to help you get to your destination. Metra’s Union Pacific West Line offers commuter rail service from Chicago to Elburn, which is only a 20 -minute commute to the DeKalb area. We have limousine services, taxis and Uber drivers available to transport you to and from the train station. Greyhound also has a bus stop in DeKalb, and there are 3 airports within an hour of DeKalb, including Chicago Rockford International Airport, Chicago Midway International Airport and Chicago O’Hare International Airport.

City of DeKalb

If you have a private aircraft, you can fly directly to our city using the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. The airport has 2 courtesy vehicles available for their visitors to use while in the area.


While you are here, we have we have many car rental options as well as taxi, bus and limousine services available. Whether you are visiting for work or pleasure, we can accommodate all your transportation needs.

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DeKalb Public Transit - Routes 16, 17, 18 1606 Bethany Rd. • Sycamore, IL 815-758-3932 •

City of Sycamore Sycamore Public Transit - Route 21 1606 Bethany Rd. • Sycamore, IL 815-758-3932 • The DeKalb Public Transit and Sycamore Public Transit connecting DeKalb and Sycamore are affordable and open to the general public. The cost is $.50 per ride. Exact change is required. Children under 5 ride free. Senior/Disabled $0.25 with Medicare/Medicaid card or other ID K-12 Student $0.25. Buses run Monday – Friday, from 7 am – 9 pm, except holidays.

3232 Pleasant St. • DeKalb, IL 815-748-2020 • DTMA is situated approximately 60 miles west of Chicago and is easily accessible via I-88, then to the Peace Road exit. Runways are capable of handling small planes and corporate jets. From the north or south, take I-39 to I-88 west, then to the Peace Road exit. Instrument landing system for Runway 2 has been published. No landing fees. Airport identifier is DKB.

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HUSKIE LINE - ELBURN TRAIN SHUTTLE 340 Carroll Ave. • DeKalb, IL 815-753-1444

DeCab Taxi

This shuttle operates when Northern Illinois University is in session. It departs from the Holmes Student Center and delivers passengers to the Elburn Metra Station. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the hotel front desk at Holmes Student Center. It runs on Fridays and Sundays.



STS 899-1902 •

RTS Taxi 505-9461


1825 Pleasant St. • DeKalb, IL 815-758-6900 •

Blue Sky Limousine

The Huskie line bus service is in full swing when NIU is in session. NIU students, Staff, and Faculty ride free with NIU One Card. Public may ride for $0.50 (exact change only). Children under 5 ride free with an adult. Check their website for complete details on routes and times.


787-9800 •

DeKalb O’Hare Limousine Service 758-0631 or 899-7050

Evergreen Limo and Transportation

377 Normal Rd. • DeKalb, IL Bus Stop Only Online Tickets Available 800-231-2222 •


This Greyhound route runs from Davenport, IA to Chicago and back with six stops along the way including DeKalb and Naperville. This route runs twice daily seven days a week – check for current schedules online or by calling Greyhound customer service.

The NICE Society Limousine & Bus Services 756-1263 •

TransVac Voluntary Action Center 758-3932 •

Group Tours DeKalb County is a group friendly destination. Stay for the day or spend the night with us.

from May 11th - June 29th. It is the only location in Northern Illinois to host the display.

DCCVB staff will make your planning a breeze and your visit memorable. Our complimentary services for group tours include: • Customized itineraries • Local brochures • Site inspections • Hotel accommodation quotes

Kick back and take in our wide open spaces during the fall at family owned apple orchards, one-ofa-kind corn mazes and scenic pumpkin patches. Sample and shop for all the home grown goodies in the farm fresh county stores while you savor seasonal ciders, wines, donuts and more. Fall fun is abundant in DeKalb County.

Visit our museums, art galleries, tour a winery, craft brewery or the only estate distillery in Illinois. DeKalb County has a thriving arts and culture scene that showcases local, regional and national entertainment.

Tour a working blacksmith shop or the homes of the gentlemen who invented barbed wire. Our rich agricultural heritage can be explored on a farm or barn tour. The possibilities are endless.

In Spring, we welcome the traveling Smithsonian Museum exhibit “Crossroads: Change in Rural America” to the DeKalb County History Center

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Call us at 877/335-2521 or email to plan your trip today!

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Welcome! Whether you are visiting the City for business, pleasure, or education, DeKalb provides everything you’ll need to LIVE, LEARN, GROW and STAY. LIVE… DeKalb has a rich culture, excellent schools, world class health care, and plenty of opportunities for entertainment. Our neighborhoods are comprised of a variety of housing options, from starter homes and apartments to high-end luxury and historic homes. Whether you are just starting a family or need room to grow, DeKalb is a great community to make your home! LEARN... NIU’s academic, arts, and sports camps for youth provide unparalleled learning experiences. Educational partnerships between DeKalb High School, Kishwaukee College and NIU, provide a full range of career readiness initiatives for students and a pipeline of employees. GROW... DeKalb offers the services you need to grow your business, including fiber optic capacity, workforce development programs, collaborative technological entrepreneurship programs at NIU, and DeKalbTaylor Municipal Airport. With easy access to I-88 and I-39 corridors, business find DeKalb their ideal location. STAY… Visitors and residents alike enjoy the enrichment that NIU brings to our community. DeKalb is home to fine art galleries, local and international music performances, dance recitals, live theatre, museums, and championship sports. Located just 60 miles west of Chicago, DeKalb is a great weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the big city. Big city amenities without the big city drive await you in DeKalb. Join us and become #PROUDLYDEKALB . Contact: City of DeKalb Economic Development Planner at 815.748.2365

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DeKalb County is rich in history. Settlers came in 1834 for our fertile soil, hunting, and food supply. The county was named in honor of Johann de Kalb, a German hero of the American Revolutionary War. DeKalb County’s industrial heritage is rooted in the agriculture industry. Barbed wire manufacturing was a booming business in 19th century DeKalb. The Sandwich Manufacturing Co. and Marsh Harvester Co. produced farm machinery; Gurler Brothers Pure Milk used early scientific processes to deliver a quality product to customers. You may be familiar with the DeKalb AgResearch famous “flying ear” logo, created for its revolutionary hybrid seed corn – the company was acquired by Monsanto, which later merged with Bayer. DeKalb also is home to Northern Illinois University, a public research university with more than 17,000 students. It was founded in 1895. There are many guided and self-guided tours throughout our county. Two of our most recent self-guided tours feature the Barn Quilts and Historical Markers of DeKalb County. Download a pdf at to assist in discovering all the barn quilts. For a downloadable pdf for the historical markers or printed guide go to:  A full schedule of attractions and events is available through the DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau website:

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Clinton Township Library

110 S. Elm St., Waterman 264-3339 • Mon. & Wed. 1pm - 9pm, Fri. 1pm - 6pm & Sat. 9am - 1pm

DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association

111 S. 2nd St., Ste. 204, DeKalb 756-8737 • by appt.

DeKalb County History Center

1730 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-5762 Tues. - Thurs. & Sat. 10am - 3pm Closed Mon., Fri., Sun.

DeKalb Historic SelfGuided Tours

111 S. 2nd St., Ste. 202, DeKalb DeKalb • 756-1336

DeKalb Public Library

309 Oak St., DeKalb 756-9568 • Mon.-Thurs. 9am-9pm; Fri. 9am6pm; Sat. 9am-5pm; Sun. 1pm-5pm

Ellwood House Museum

509 N. First St., DeKalb 756-4609 • March - November Tues. - Sun. 12:30pm - 4:30pm - last tour starts at 3pm.

Flewellin Memorial Library

108 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona 824-2079 • Mon. - Fri. 3pm - 7pm, Sat. 9am -12pm, Closed Sunday

Gurler House

205 Pine St., DeKalb 758-4897 •

Hinckley Historical Society 145 E. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 286-3319 Open Saturdays 10am to 3pm

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Hoppe Heritage Farmstead / 1835 Miller Elwood Cabin / South Branch Prairie

31966 Pleasant Hill Rd. Kingston 895-7191 • forestpreserve/pdfs/hoppe.pdf

Joiner History Room

103 E. State St., Sycamore 895-7271 History Room: Tues & Thurs 10am - 3pm

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center

921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-7904 May-Oct. 2nd & 4th Sun. 12pm4pm; Tues. 10am-2pm; or by appt.

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Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society

622 Park Ave., Genoa 784-5559 Open 2nd Sunday of the month from 2pm-4pm; Wed. 1pm-5pm; or by appt.

Malta Historic Guided Tours Malta 825-2330 • by appt.

Malta Historical & Genealogical Society

127 N. 3rd St., Malta 825-2330 • villageofmalta. net/maltahistorcialsociety.htm by appt.

Marie Louise Olmstead Museum

100 S. Depot St., Somonauk 498-2417 or 228-1474 Olmstead_Museum.php Open Sundays 2pm - 4pm, closed holidays, and tours by appt.

Memorial Park/Soldiers & Sailors Clock Northeast Corner of 1st & Lincoln Highway, DeKalb WWI memorial honoring veterans.

Milan Township OneRoom Schoolhouse

8 Gabel Hall, NIU, DeKalb 753-1236 or 753-1241 oneroomschoolhouse/index. shtml • by appt.

NIU Regional History Center

Swen Parson, Room 155 DeKalb • 753-1779 collections/rhc/index.shtml Mon. - Fri. 8am - 12pm & 1pm - 4:30pm

North Grove School Association

26745 Brickville Rd., Sycamore 762-3603 Tours by appt.

Northern Illinois Veteran’s Memorial

Franklin Township Park 3rd Street, Kirkland 522-6179

Sandwich Fairgrounds

1401 Suydam Rd., Sandwich 786-2159 •

Sandwich Stone Mill Museum and the Sandwich Historical Society 311 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-2513 or 498-4401

Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum

119 W. Comanche, Shabbona 824-2597 Tues. & Thurs. 9pm - 11:30am & 12:30pm - 3pm; Sat. 9am -11am or by appt.

Sycamore Historic SelfGuided Tours 407 W. State St., Sycamore 895-3456

Sycamore Public Library

103 E. State St., Sycamore 895-2500 Library: Mon. - Thurs. 9am - 8pm Fri. 9am - 6 pm, Sat. 9am - 5pm Sun. 1pm - 5pm

Waterman Area Heritage Society

180 W. Lincoln St., Waterman 264-3461 WatermanSoc.htm Sat. 1pm-3pm or by appt.


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Northern Illinois University


Balancing contemporary and traditional art Altgeld Hall, First Floor, West End Tue, Wed, Fri – 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thu – Noon to 7 p.m. Sun – Noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment for group tours. September through May. Free and open to the public.


2019 Mainstage Series February 6-10

The Revolutionists February 27 - March 3


April 3-7

Wonderfully Alice April 25-28

Spring 2019 Dance: Le Corsaire

2019 Studio Series February 13-17


April 10-14

BFA/MFA Showcase

For more information, contact the Annette Johns box o�ce at: 815-753-1600 or visit

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Arts &


DeKalb County has an abundance of cultural attractions to visit. Enjoy a theatrical production at one of our historic sites such as the Sandwich Opera House or Egyptian Theatre to our newly renovated O’Connoll theatre on the NIU campus or Stage Coach Theatre. If you would like to see the history of DeKalb County, visit one of our many history museums or historical societies. There are many historic sites to include in your visit such as Ellwood House Museum where you can see the history of barbed wire in their visitor’s center. If art is a favorite, visit one of our art galleries or the NIU Art Museum.

Galleries & Museums Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum

DeKalb County History Center

211 W. State St., Sycamore 899-3100

1730 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-5762

Ellwood House Museum Chelsea McGhee Studios 509 N. First St., DeKalb 525 Brickville Rd., Sycamore 991-5187


DeKalb Area Agricultural Heritage Association

215 N. 4th St., DeKalb 753-7856

111 S. 2nd St., Ste. 204 DeKalb 756-8737 •

DeKalb Area Women’s Center

1021 State St., DeKalb 758-1351

Gallery 215 North

Hinckley Historical Society

145 E. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 286-3319

All Area Codes 815 Unless Noted

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Galleries & Museums Jack Olson Gallery

NIU Visual Arts Building, AB200 Art Gallery, DeKalb 753-4521 •

Midwest Museum of Natural History

425 W. State St., Sycamore 895-9777 •

Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center

NIU Art Museum

Kishwaukee Valley Art League

NIU Blackwell History of Education Museum

921 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-7904

Sycamore • 790-6111 •

Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society Museum 622 Park Ave., Genoa 784-5559 or 784-2199

116 Altgeld Hall, First Floor West End, DeKalb 753-1936 •

The Learning Center, Gabel Hall, Room 8, DeKalb 753-1236 •

NIU Regional History Center Swen Parson, Rm. 155, DeKalb 753-1779 •

Sandwich Stone Mill Museum 311 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-2513 or 498-4401

Shabbona-Lee-Rollo Historical Museum

119 West Comache, Shabbona 824-2597

The Art Box

308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-0313 •

The Pick Museum of Anthropology at NIU Cole Hall, DeKalb 753-2520

Theatre & Performing Arts AMC Market Square 10

NIU School of Music

Cinema 7

NIU School of Theatre and Dance

2160 Sycamore Rd. DeKalb • 787-2739 101 Duvick Ave. Sandwich • 786-1999

DeKalb Municipal Band

1403 Sycamore Rd. DeKalb • 758-6663

Egyptian Theatre

135 N. 2nd St. DeKalb • 758-1215

Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra P.O. Box 310, DeKalb 756-3728

NIU Convocation Center

1525 W. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb • 752-6800

Boutell Memorial Concert Hall, DeKalb 753-1551 •

Stevens Building and Gabel Hall, DeKalb 753-1600

“Crossroads: Change in Rural America”

Sandwich Opera House

140 E. Railroad St. Sandwich • 786-2555

Stage Coach Theatre

126 S. 5th St., DeKalb 758-1940

Sycamore State Street Theater

420 W. State St. Sycamore • 895-3549

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Presents May 11 - June 29 Smithsonian Exhibit:

1730 173 0 N. N. Main Main St St., Syc Sycamore | 815.895.5762

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off the Farm

DeKalb County has always been known for agriculture. It is credited with being the birthplace of the Farm Bureau movement. Throughout the county, our community gardens offer local access for families to grow fresh produce. We pride ourselves on having farm-to-table options for produce in our area. There are several family orchards and farms offering you fresh produce as well as weekly and bi-weekly farmers’ markets, which not only offer produce but also freshmade foods, wine, pastries, entertainment, and family activities. Several of our orchards offer a full day of seasonal enjoyment. You will find every type of activity from corn mazes, apple or pumpkin picking, petting zoos and bounce houses to bakeries, lunch spots, cider tastings, and shopping. There really is something for everyone. For more information, visit

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Farms & Orchards Bountiful Blessings

15565 McGirr Rd., Hinckley 320-217-9253

Camelot Christmas Tree Farm

16380 S. Somonauk Rd., DeKalb 756-6599 •

Family Farm Meats, LLC 16061 McGirr Rd., Hinckley 751-4409

Honey Hill Orchard

11747 Waterman Rd., Waterman 264-3337

Hristovi Family Farm 10922 Old State Rd. Sycamore 224-200-7473

8519 Leland Rd., Waterman 264-3470 •

Kuipers Family Farm

1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park 827-5200

Larson’s Family Farm

4404 Somonauk Rd., Sandwich 786-2249

Theis Farm Market

6N953 County Line Rd. Maple Park • 757-1090

The Enchanted Valley Farm 31853 Glidden Rd., Kingston 757-3701

Johnson’s Family Farm

1765 W. State St., Sycamore 895-3752

Jonamac Orchard

Kauffman Turkey Farm

19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta 825-2158 •

Wiltse’s Farm

50W379 Rt. 38, Maple Park 739-6179 •

Yaeger’s Farm Market 14643 State Route 38 DeKalb • 756-6005

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open mid august - november

DeKalb County Community Gardens DeKalb •

DeKalb Farmers Market

Van Buer Plaza, Corner of North Second & Locust Street, DeKalb • Every Thursday 10am-2pm (June - September)

Your Family’s Fall Tradition

Genoa Farmers Market

Corner of Genoa & Main St., Genoa Starts Saturday May 25th from 9am2pm (Check website for other dates.)

Sycamore Farmers Market

Corner of Sacramento & State Streets Sycamore Every Tuesday 3pm-7pm (June - September)

Our family invites you to visit our 105 acre farm this season. Spend a fall day picking apples and pumpkins, enjoying family activities and more. Try some fresh pressed apple cider, our famous apple donuts, hand dipped caramel apples and other treats from the bakery, or some wine and hard cider from our cider house.

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We offer many fun-filled recreational activities in our county including kayaking, fishing, ice skating, disk golf, biking, golf, camping, and hiking. DeKalb County also offers horseback riding, skateboarding, skydiving, swimming, and so much more. If golf is your game, visit one or all eight of the public golf courses in our county. If miniature golf is more your speed we have that too! And you might want to try one of our disc golf parks. Looking for fun in the great outdoors? Shabbona Lake State Park in Shabbona, called the “Muskie Capitol of Illinois,” holds four state Muskie fishing records. They offer camping sites, cabins, pontoon boats and kayak rentals. DeKalb County has an active sports scene, with many regional events held here. We are home to the NIU Huskies’ NCAA Division I athletics program as well as the DeKalb County United, who competes in the United Premier Soccer League. NIU Huskie Stadium also hosts the IHSA football tournament odd-numbered years through 2021, while the NIU Convocation Center is home to men’s and women’s basketball as well as a variety of other events.

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Aurora Sportsman Club, Inc. 7858 Preserve Rd., Waterman 264-9000 •

Clifton Diving Ventures

276 N. Cross St., Sycamore 349-7574

DeKalb Park District Aquatic Center & Hopkins Park 1403 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-6663

DeKalb Park District Recreation Center 1765 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-7756 •

Energym Gymnastics

407 S. Sycamore Rd., Genoa 899-6424 •

Energym Gymnastics

1715 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-6424 •

Fargo Skateboarding & Indoor Skate Park 629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-5555

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Four Seasons Bowling & Sports

1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-5125

Genoa Canoe Rental

Kishwaukee River, Genoa 784-5612 •

Natural Resource Center-Russell Woods Forest Preserve

Stonebridge Equestrian Center

NIU Convocation Center

Sycamore Family Sports Center

Genoa • 784-2000 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 752-6800 •

Genoa Fitness Center

NIU Huskies Den-Campus Entertainment Center

333 E. 1st St., Genoa 784-3488 •

340 Carroll Ave., DeKalb 753-1491 •

Genoa Township Park, Pool & Recreation Center

Northern Illinois Firearms Training Institution

400 E. 2nd St., Genoa 784-5612 •

Gum Farm Hunt Club

33380 Pierce Rd., Genoa 739-2351

Hendrik Stables

12757 Base Line Rd., Kingston 970-1941 •

124 Forsythe Lane, DeKalb 751-5414

Pete’s Train

435 S Birch St., Waterman 264-7753 •

Runaway Ranch

14678 Pleasant St., Sycamore 630-456-3400

7892 Twombley Rd., DeKalb 756-6582

725 E. State St., Sycamore 895-7407 •

Sycamore Park District Community Pool

940 East State St., Sycamore 895-3365

Sycamore Park District Legacy Campus

480 S. Airport Rd., Sycamore 895-3365

Sycamore RV Resort

375 E. North Ave., Sycamore 895-5590 •

Sandwich Sportsman Club

Sycamore Speedway

1245 Stadium Dr. S., DeKalb 752-6800 •

1011 Hartman Trail, Sandwich 786-6969

50W086 Old State Rd., Maple Park 895-5454

Idle Hour Lanes

Shabbona Lake State Park

Village of Hinckley Parks & Recreation

Katz Park Skate and Dog Park

Skate Park at Milestone Park

Huskie Stadium/Brigham Field

927 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-8257

100 Preserve Rd., Shabbona 824-2106 •

Dresser Rd. & N. 1st St., DeKalb

1375 North Castle St., Sandwich 786-8044

Kishwaukee Family YMCA

Splash Park at Milestone Park

2500 W. Bethany Rd., Sycamore 756-9577 •

Mardi Gras Lanes

1730 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-9411 •

Golf Courses Buena Vista

131 Buena Vista Dr., DeKalb 758-4812 •

Chicago Golf & Tiki Tees

210 S. Pointe Ct., DeKalb 517-1449

Edgebrook Golf Course

2100 Suydam Rd. Sandwich 786-3058 •

Indian Oaks Country Club

1250 N. Fairwind Blvd., Sandwich 786-8044

Star Worlds Video Arcade

1234 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-4599 •

Prairie Pines

6236 Route 38, DeKalb 758-5249

River Heights

1100 S. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb • 758-1550

Sycamore Park District Golf Club

940 E. State St., Sycamore 895-3884

603 E. Preserve Rd., Shabbona 824-2202 815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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720 James St., Hinckley 739-1336

Waterman Just For Kix Dance 160 W. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 910-2799 waterman-il/

Windy City Soaring

12637 Rt. 30 West, Hinckley 286-7200 •


Pioneer Park Disc Golf Course North St., Kirkland 630-495-7500

Prairie Park Disc Golf Course

401 Clifford Dr. DeKalb • 758-6663

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DeKalb County boasts an abundance of forest preserves and parks. Among our three major trails is the Great Western Trail. Over 17 miles long, it is a favorite for biking or snowmobiling. It connects with another trail system that runs close to Chicago. If you are looking for a local excursion, the DeKalb/Sycamore Trail connects local parks for convenient rest stops or for picnic and play. The Kiwanis Pathway Trail starts in DeKalb’s beautiful Prairie Park and passes along the West side of NIU campus where it connects with the DeKalb/ Sycamore Trail. Other local parks, such as Lions Park in DeKalb, offer play areas and shelters to host a party or picnic. Several offer winter ice skating. For sledding and cross country skiing, Russell Woods in Kingston is a favorite. It hosts a Winterfest every January which includes horse-drawn wagon rides and plenty of entertainment and activities.

Forest Preserves Adee’s Woods

4106 Old State Rd., Kirkland


13600 Crego Rd., DeKalb

Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve

4490 Preserve Rd., Shabbona

County Farm Woods

2305 State Route 23, DeKalb

Hoppe Heritage Farmstead/ 1835 Miller Elwood Cabin/ South Branch Prairie 31966 Pleasant Hill Rd., Kingston

Knute Olson Jr.

12595 Baseline Rd., Kingston


3640 Scout Rd., Kirkland

Merritt Woods Prairie

14401 Keslinger Rd., DeKalb

Natural Resource Education Center

Genoa • Russell Woods Forest Preserve 784-2000

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P.A. Nehring

380 Bethany Rd., DeKalb


32199 Kirkland Rd. Kirkland

Bike & Hike DeKalb County • Great Western Trail

If hiking, biking or snowmobiling is your interest, try the Great Western Nature Trail, which starts in DeKalb County and extends through Kane County to the Fox River Trail.

Prairie Oaks & Swanson Grove 7535 Cherry Valley Rd. Kingston

Russell Woods

11750 State Route 72 Rd. Genoa

• DeKalb/Sycamore Trail

The DeKalb/Sycamore Trail links the DeKalb Park District Trail from Lions Park on DeKalb’s south side to Sycamore and the Great Western Trail. County Farm Woods linked to the DeKalb/Sycamore Trail and is a great rest stop along your way.


15250 US Highway 34 Somonauk

Sycamore Forest Preserve

955 E. State St., Sycamore

Wilkinson-Renwick Marsh

Glidden Rd. & Illinois Route 64, Clare

• Kiwanis Pathway Trail For trail maps visit Many of our businesses are bike friendly. For a complete list visit

Parks Chamberlain Park

Kierman Park

Somonauk Community Park

Cortland Community Park

Lion’s Park

Sycamore Lake Rotary Park

DeKalb Kiwanis Park

Lions Corner Park

400 E. Second St., Genoa 784-5612 • 70 S. Llanos St., Cortland 756-9041 •

Fairview & S. 4th St., DeKalb 758-6663

DeKalb Park District, Aquatic Center & Hopkins Park

1403 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-6663 •

Genoa Township Park, Pool & Recreation Center 400 East 2nd St., Genoa 784-5612 •

Harkness Lake Park

Water Stone Way, Malta 825-2330 •

Harvey Creek Conservation Area

Lions Rd., Sandwich 786-8044

North Locust St., Genoa 784-5612 • 101 Monroe St., Malta 825-2330 • Madison & Walnut St., Genoa 784-5612 •

Milestone Park

1375 N. Castle St., Sandwich 786-8044

Muingan Park

430 E. Garfield St., Waterman 264-3652

Pioneer Park

650 W. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-3836

Sandwich Park District

1001 N. Latham St., Sandwich 786-8044

Shabbona Lake State Park

100 Preserve Rd., Shabbona 824-2106 •

815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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470 S. Depot St., Somonauk 498-3500 • 400 N. Cross St., Sycamore 895-3365

Sycamore Park District, Community Park & Pool 940 E. State St., Sycamore 895-3365

Sycamore Park District Sports Complex

435 S. Airport Rd., Sycamore 895-3365

Village of Hinckley, Parks & Recreation 720 James St., Hinckley 739-1336 • hinckleyil.

Waterman Lions Community Park

435 S. Birch St., Waterman 264-3652

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A unique array of distilled spirits, wine, hard cider and microbrews are all made right here in DeKalb County. The Bold Spirits of DeKalb County feature five partners that all offer distinctive tastes. The Forge Brewhouse offers many rotating beers, game nights and more. Prairie State Winery offers flights of more than 30 wines daily, pairings, and an outdoor patio with live music. Jonamac Orchard (Illinois Maker) features apple wines, hard and regular cider, and apple ale all made from the apples on their orchard. Waterman Winery offers tastings and tours. Stroll their grounds or jump on a wagon to view the rows of grapes that produce award-winning wines. Sample award winning whiskey, vodka, bourbon and rye along with other limited editions hand crafted from “Seed to Spirit” at Whiskey Acres (Illinois Maker), the first estate distillery in Illinois. Their visitor center is open for tours, tastings and private events year-round. Take advantage of our passport program, and receive a stamp in your book every time you visit one of our Bold Spirits partners. When you have gone to all five, turn in your passport for a special gift.

Forge Brewhouse

Prairie State Winery

Jonamac Orchard

Waterman Winery & Vineyards

Prairie on State Wine Cellars

Whiskey Acres

216 N. 6th St., DeKalb 517-0237 • 19412 Shabbona Rd., Malta 825-2158 • 322 W. State St., Sycamore 991-5266 •

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11504 Kesslinger Rd., DeKalb 844-4-WHISKEY •

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222 W. Main St. • Genoa, IL 815.784.4540 •

322 W. State Street Sycamore, IL 815.991.5266 SM-CL1590067

• Two Convenient Locations • Live Music Every Week • Wine & Food Pairings • Friday Night Wine Down • Sunday Blues • Tasting Rooms • Wine Club • Open Seven Days A Week • Wine Tasting, Gifts and Great Conversation!

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$10 - includes 60 minute tour, tasting and souvenir shot glass No reservations are necessary. Please call ahead for groups of 8 or more

Come visit Illinois’ first Estate Distillery Cocktails, SWAG and bottles are available for purchase. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the patio.

Visit our website for hours and tour times

Whiskey Acres

11504 Keslinger Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115 844-4-Whiskey •

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Shopping Essentials 7-Eleven Convenience Store CVS Pharmacy 404 W. State St., Sycamore Sycamore • 895-2816

1022 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-0648 •

Ace Hardware

Dollar General Store

361 Sycamore Rd., Genoa 784-6004 •

Art’s Food Market

29 N. Eddy St., Sandwich 786-6211 •

Blain’s Farm & Fleet

226 S. Somonauk Rd., Cortland 756-1726 527 W. Main St., Genoa 784-9962 109 Brennan Dr., Kirkland 217-2325

1300 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-1716 •

122 Indian Springs Dr., #2 Sandwich • 786-6496

Butera Market

100 S. Dewey St., Somonauk 797-4307

600 Pearson Dr., Genoa 784-7001 •

Casey’s General Store

70 S. Somonauk Rd., Cortland 758-8024 129 E. Railroad St., Kingston 784-2622 317 W. Comanche Ave., Shabbona 812-2867 900 E. Market St., Somonauk 498-1938 Rt. 30 & Rt. 23, Waterman 264-3233 •

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G & L Carwash

1020 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-6822

Genoa Pharmacy

228 W. Main St., Genoa 784-2122

Gordon Hardware

514 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4511 •

Gurukrupa Indian Grocery & Copy Services 1005 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-1151

Hickey’s Corner Store

4201 State Hwy. 38, Malta 825-2724

Hinckley Fresh Market 710 James St., Hinckley 286-3333

Hy-Vee of Sycamore

2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-6174 •

Inboden’s Meat Market & Full Service Catering 1106 N. 1st St., DeKalb 756-5852 •

Jewel-Osco DeKalb

1320 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-5478 •

Jewel-Osco Sycamore

220 W. Peace Rd., Sycamore 895-5276 •

Kelley-Williamson Mobil Mart 15 W. Lincoln Hwy., Cortland 756-3598 •

Lehan Drugs

1407 S. 4th Dr., DeKalb 758-0911 •

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NAPA Auto Parts



Ruby’s Asian Market

Village Ace Hardware

1340 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-4609 •



616 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-2222 1406 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 517-0843 975 S. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb 748-6200 •

708 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-0724 1015 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-8776 • 100 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-1815 •

30 W. Church St., Sandwich 786-8653 •

Waterman Telepharmacy

140 W. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 283-1054

Wisted’s Country Market

102 S. Nokomis St., Shabbona 824-2657

Floral & Garden Blumen Gardens

Kar-Fre Flowers

Everything Floral

Ka-Ti Flowers

403 Edward St., Sycamore 895-3737 • 113 West Main St., Genoa 784-23443

Glidden Campus Florist

1126 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6558 • 107 W. Navaho Ave., Shabbona 824-2443

Lloyds Landscaping

917 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-4455 •

622 Park Ave., Genoa (779) 382-0402

Hinckley Floral

Meagen Lee Floral

Johnsons Floral & Gifts

Sandwich Floral

950 W. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 286-7400 • 37 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-2151

526 Main St., Kirkland 593-0393

Stran’s Garden Center & Landscaping

1070 E. State St., Sycamore 981-8787

The Flower Peddler

101 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-9446

The Garden Market

354 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-5610

206 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-2135 •

Rare Finds & Specialty Shops 1803 Candles

Antique Warehouse

Barnes Woodcraft

A Perfect Silhouette

Armor Techs

Becky Beck’s Jewelry

Alexis Kay Designs

Ax-In-Hand Guitar Specialist

Alumni Award Services

B.J. Decorating Center, Inc.

Antique Treasures

Barbed Wire Harley Davidson

360 E. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 264-3009 • 314 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 596-0866 • 128 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 762-6558 • 136 N. 3rd St., DeKalb 758-4545

218 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 630-421-2222

2300 Rt 34, Ste. 5, Sandwich 331-256-0566 143 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-0505 • 817 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8898 • 325 W. Elm St., Sycamore 895-9652

969 N. Peace Rd., DeKalb 756-4558 •

815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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204 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona • 824-2774 303 E. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 758-3800

Bee Designs Embroidery & Screen Printing 24637 Esmond Rd., Malta 393-4593 •

Belle & Herbie’s

16 W. Benson Ave., Cortland 748-3618

All Area Codes 815 Unless Noted

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Competitive Edge, Inc.

Black Magic Customs, Inc.

Complete Consignment

128 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-3235 4686 E. 29th Rd., Sandwich 786-1977

Blu Door Décor

137 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 739-7276 •

Blue Moon Bikes, Ltd.

211 W. State St., Sycamore 899-3100 •

Bob-Jo Cycle Co.

50W112 Old State Rd., Maple Park 895-5251 •

Cassie’s Popcorn Stand

Corner of State and Maple Sycamore •751-7099

Chilton’s Sporting Goods 248 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-3152

Christian Connection

337 W. State St., Sycamore 899-3262

Classic Books

115 N. 1st St., DeKalb 748-3406

College Bound Thrifts 126 S. 4th St., DeKalb 748-1500

Common Grounds Coffee and Books 131 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 570-3379

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700 Peace Rd., DeKalb 758-0056 • 142 Indian Springs Dr. Sandwich • 786-6777

Consciously Rooted

130 W. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 218-3061

Country Divas Boutique

36 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-0106

Country Store Thrift Shop 659 E. Lincoln Hwy., Ste G DeKalb • 756-2378

Cracker Jax

118 N. 3rd St., DeKalb 758-8178

Creative Design

119 W. Market St., Somonauk 498-3429 •

D&D Jewelers

Ducky’s Formal Wear

250 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-7703

Family Health Center

1170 DeKalb Ave., #111 Sycamore • 895-8151

Fargo Home Furnishings 355 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9181

Fargo Skateboarding & Indoor Skate Park

629 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-5555

Farmer’s Daughter

303 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-6370

Found. Home and Vintage Marketplace 153 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 764-7087

Franklin’s Frames and Art

1739 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-3377 •

423 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-8232

D&H Boutique

Golden Dreams of Sycamore

306 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona • 630-702-9953

Dawn’s Country Corner

407 W. State St., # 3, Sycamore 899-6567

Graham Cracker Comics

109 W. Church St., Sandwich 786-2130

901C Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 748-3883

Deluca’s Hallmark

Green Tangerine Records

26 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-8076 •

838 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb 608-751-8386

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Hairy D’Tails Dog Grooming 1212 Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6050

Happy Hen House

8329 E. Sandwich Rd., Hinckley 286-9055

Herbal Embers

161 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-3440 •

Highway 30 Antiques

808 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona • 630-485-1590

Hirschbein Trophies & Engraving 202 S. California St. Sycamore • 895-9137

Hopper’s Poppers Sycamore

422 W. State St., Sycamore 899-0699 •

Huckleberry’s Pet Parlor

423 N. Main St.,#2, Sycamore 899-3435

Jeri’s Hallmark

2451 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 754-9766

JKS Creations

313 W. Navaho Ave. Shabbona • 824-2613

Josie’s Antiques

15454 IL Route 38, Maple Park 756-1920

JR Antiques & Collectibles 723 W. Church St., Sandwich 786-2550

Kid Stuff

149 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-7683 •

Kramer’s Kitchen & Bath

360 W. State St., Sycamore 757-0634

Kyler Photography

300 IL Rte. 38, Malta 825-2216

Lakeside Bait, Tackle & Boat Rental

OLT Marketing

Leo’s Awards, Gifts and Engraving, Inc.

On-Site Computer Guy

Lizzy’s Pink Boutique

Out on a Whim

Lovers Playground

Paulsen Appliance & Electronics

4100 Bluebird Ln., Shabbona 824-2581 •

16 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-7380 303 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9288 157 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8061

Lucky Dog Grooming

272 W. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 286-7718

Made Just for You Gifts, Inc. 338 W. State St., Sycamore 895-8122

Maggie’s Déjà Vu

421 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-9331

Mandee Lee’s Accessories & More 113 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-6054

MCR Framing

135 S. Main St., Sandwich 815-786-3800

127 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-4300

245 W. State St., Sycamore 895-6373

Pixies on Main

117 S. Main St., Sandwich 570-2380

Paw Lickin’ Good Treats

2684 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 758-8300


250 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 501-3970

Poppy Seed Primitives

255 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-6020

Prindi’s Antique Mall

137 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-8974

2 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 570-2073

Mr. G’s Music

Proton Tattoo Studio

North Central Cyclery, Inc.

Red Farm Antiques

321 W. State St., Sycamore 895-3980

120 S. Fourth St., DeKalb 756-1800 •

534 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2403

6199 Wolf Rd., Kingston 715-493-2344

OffWorld Designs

624 W. Center St., Sandwich 786-7080 •

2692 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0579

Old Barn Salvage

Revive Hive

Red Wing Shoes

662 Park Ave., Genoa 779-382-0401

36 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-7115

Olde Timers Antique Centre

120 S. Maple St., Sycamore 991-5761 •

131 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-6430 •

815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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817 W. Lincoln Hwy., Ste. C1 DeKalb 901-0569 •

Rustic Roots

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S.I.S. Shop in Style

The Camp Store

Treasures Old and New

S.O.A.S. Apparel & Design

The Carving Shop

Two Sisters Then and Now

Sandwich Antique Mart

The Catholic Gift Store

UOI Boutique

The Clock Shoppe

Urban Grace

The Confectionary DeKalb

Village Commons Bookstore, Inc.

308 W. State St., Sycamore 751-1918 • 147 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756-9910 • 2300 E. Rt. 34, Sandwich 786-6122

Star Worlds Video Arcade

1234 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-4599 •

STOMP Shoes, Boots and Accessories

1565 Mediterranean Dr., Ste. C Sycamore • 991-5680

Storehouse II

427 W. Church St., Sandwich 630-849-6856

Sweet Earth

341 W. State St., Sycamore 895-3011

Sycamore Antiques

410 Bluebird Ln., Shabbona 824-2581 • 645 E. LaSalle St., Somonauk 498-9290 • 770 N. Peace Rd., DeKalb 787-0802

330 W. State St., Sycamore 895-6488 149 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 758-5990

The Confectionary Sycamore

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-0613

Whatever Resale

404 W. Railroad St., Kingston 784-4452

The Garden Market

The Bait Shop

255 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-7115

The Corner Cobbler

Sycamore Jewelry & Coin

308 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-0313 •

307 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9487

Vintage Farmgirls

The Gaming Goat

The Art Box

316 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-1555

235 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1616

321 W. State St., Sycamore 895-4720 216 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9219 •

358 W. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley 286-7921

229 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 526-7621 354 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-0298

The Rusty Rooster Old & New 2300 E. Rt. 34, Sandwich 570-2486

37 S. Main St., Sandwich 815-970-1566 125 S. Fourth St., DeKalb 756-4849

Whimsical Perspective

366 W. State St., Sycamore 899-0047

Woodworks & Ludewig Mandolins 1650 Pleasant St., DeKalb 758-1505

4778 US Highway 30, Shabbona 739-4522

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Plan Your


No matter what your dream wedding requires, we have a venue for you. From a chapel in the woods to a rustic country setting, an opulent art deco theatre, or the vineyards of a charming winery, we can make your vision a reality. For a full listing of all our venues including florist, limousines, and caterers, visit business-directory and enter wedding venues. One of the most important things for your wedding day is finding a salon for everything from hair and makeup to manicures and relaxing massages. Pamper yourself for the big day, or schedule a visit for a relaxing day with friends.

Call 877/335-2521

to start planning your wedding or other special event.

Spas & Salons 21 Nail Spa

2674 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 787-2651

Cloud 9 Nail Spa

310 E. State St., Sycamore 991-8127

Dana’s Day Spa

303 E. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 739-0446 •

Debutantes School of Cosmetology, Esthetics, Nail Technology 145 N. Third St., DeKalb 758-4045 •

Dolce Vita Salon & Day Spa 2525 Bethany Rd., Sycamore 756-1414 •

Hair Professionals Career College

2245 Gateway Dr., Sycamore 756-3596 •

Helen’s Hair Designs 147 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756-7788

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LEZA Nail Spa

2444 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-4191 •

Luxe Salon

352 W. State St., Sycamore 991-5799 •

Mira Salon and Spa

327 E Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 748-5887 •

Pamper Me Pretty

109 W. Lincoln Hwy., Hinckley • 286-3133

Q Salon

501 W. Comanche Ave., Shabbona • 824-2417

Salon Suites of Sycamore

127 S. Sacramento St., Sycamore 739-3159 •

Studio 815 Family Salon & Spa

701 Pearson Dr., Suite 3, Genoa 355-0480 •

Studio One Salon & Spa

1007 N. 1st St., DeKalb 758-4508 •

Tranquil Therapies

1770 W. State St. #A, Sycamore 899-7900 •


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Meeting &


Whether you visit for business or pleasure, DeKalb County has meeting and event venues capable of accommodating gatherings from 10 people to 10,000. From wooded landscapes or homelike settings to art deco architecture or a corporate atmosphere, our area has beautiful spaces that will exceed your expectations. Do you need a convenient conference space requiring multiple session rooms? We have that too.

Altgeld Hall - NIU

(up to 500) 595 College Ave., DeKalb 753-1999 •

Barsema Alumni & Visitors Center

(up to 240) 231 N. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb 753-1534 •

Blumen Gardens

(up to 240) 403 Edward St., Sycamore 895-3737 •

Chapel in the Pines Wedding and Banquet Center (up to 150) 15265 Quigley Rd., Sycamore 895-4797 •

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Chicago Golf & Tiki Tees

Egyptian Theatre

Clinton Township Community Building

Ellwood House Museum

(up to 160) 210 S. Pointe Ct., DeKalb 517-1449

(200-250) 160 W. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 295-1091

Country Girl of Edgebrook (up to 200) 2100B Suydam Rd., Sandwich 786-1459

Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant

(up to 80) 214 E. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb 758-2677 •

(Auditorium up to 1,400, Lobby up to 150, Stage up to 200) 135 N. Second St., DeKalb 758-1215 • Ellwood-Nehring House (up to 80) Hearthside Room (up to 80) 509 N. First St., DeKalb 756-4609 •


(up to 500) 302 Grove St., DeKalb 756-2345 •

Fatty’s Pub and Grille

Novak Room (up to 125) 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 762-4150 •

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Hopkins Park Terrace Room

Sycamore Park District Clubhouse

Kishwaukee College Conference Center

Sycamore Park District Community Center

(up to 200) 1403 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-6663 • (up to 285) 21193 Malta Rd., Malta 825-2086 •

Kishwaukee Country Club

(up to 160) 1901 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-6848 •

Kuipers Family Farm

(up to 200) 1N318 Watson Rd., Maple Park 827-5200 •

Malta Historical Society

(up to 75) 127 N. Third St., Malta 825-2330 •

NIU Convocation Center

(up to 120) 940 E. State St., Sycamore 895-3884 •

(up to 100) 480 S. Airport Rd., Sycamore 895-3365 •

The Mora Farm

(up to 200) 10816 Watson Rd., Waterman 630-201-1333 •

The Regale Center

(up to 250) 124 1/2 S. California St., Sycamore 508-8008

Timber Creek Inn & Suites

(up to 2,600) One Redberri Plaza 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich 630-273-6000 •

(up to 10,000) 1525 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 752-6800 •

NIU Holmes Student Center (up to 2,200) Normal & Lucinda Rd., DeKalb 753-1745 •

Party Lodge

(up to 150) 1312 E. Church St., Sandwich • 786-1599

Redberri Convention Center

(up to 2,600) One Redberri Plaza 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich 630-273-6000

Red Roof Inn & Suites

(up to 220) 1212 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8661 •

River Heights Clubhouse

(up to 160) 1100 S. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb 758-1550 •

Sandwich Opera House

(up to 300) 140 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-2555 •

St. Mary’s Memorial Hall

(up to 350) 322 Waterman St., Sycamore 895-3275 •

815/756-1336 or 877/335-2521

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RECREATION Baymont Inn & Suites

1314 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 815-748-7100 or 1-877-BAYMONT • 53 guest rooms

Amenities: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center

Hampton Inn

663 S. Annie Glidden Rd., DeKalb 815-748-4323 or 1-800-Hampton 80 guest rooms • Meeting Room up to 86

Amenities: Suite Shop, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Hot Buffet Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Refrigerator & Microwave in every room, Minutes from NIU Campus

Country Inn & Suites by Radisson

1450 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 815-895-8686 or 800-456-4000 • 73 guest rooms • Meeting room up to 10

Holiday Inn Express

DeKalb Inn

Amenities: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Hot Breakfast Buffet, Handicapped Accessible, Free Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Refrigerators & Microwaves in all rooms.

Amenities: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Cookies and Coffee 24 hrs.

1815 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 815-756-5411 18 guest rooms • Amenities: Free Wi-Fi

1935 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 815-748-7400 or 1-800-HOLIDAY 69 guest rooms • Meeting room up to 40

NIU Hotel at Holmes Student Center Genoa Guest House

231 S. Sycamore St., Genoa • 847-792-1435 3 guest rooms, Small Gatherings, Private Parties Amenities: Eco-Friendly, Gourmet Breakfast (cater to any dietary preference), Fully Remodeled cir 1888 Home, Private Parking, Luxury Linens. Find us on Facebook. Follow us on Instagram.

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Located in the heart of NIU’s campus at 340 Carroll Ave., at the Intersection of Lucinda Ave. and Normal Rd., DeKalb 815-753-1444 • 77 guest rooms • Meeting rooms up to 2,200

Amenities: Handicapped Accessible, Compact Refrigerator & Microwave in all rooms, Banquet Facilities, Complimentary Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Free Parking, 100% NonSmoking Building, On-Site Recreation, On-Site Dining

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Motel 6

Red Roof Inn & Suites

1860 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 815-899-6500 or 1-800-4-Motel6 50 guest rooms

1212 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 815-758-8661 • 74 guest rooms • Meeting rooms up to 220

Amenities: Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly*, Free Wi-Fi Access, Guest Laundry.

Amenities: Fitness Center, Outdoor Pool, Handicapped Accessible, Sauna, Pet Friendly*, Banquet Facilities, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Coffee Available 24/7.

Parkside Bed & Breakfast

Super 8 DeKalb

203 E. Roosevelt, DeKalb • 815-787-9526 Private Cottage

Amenities: Gourmet Breakfast delivered to you, Complimentary Wi-Fi, Kitchenette, Dining & Living Rooms,

An Idyllic Getaway For Your Relaxation & Leisure Office Work Area, and Walk-In Shower. All special diets Come and be refreshed.

can be accommodated.

800 W. Fairview Dr., DeKalb • 815-748-4688 or 800-800-8000 • 44 guest rooms • Meeting room up to 20 Amenities: Indoor Pool, Free SuperStart® Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible**, Pet Friendly*, Wi-Fi Access, Guest Laundry.

Private Cottage Amenities: Gourmet breakfast delivered to you, complimentary Wi-Fi, kitchenette, dining and living rooms, office work area and walk-in shower. All special diets can be accommodated.

Timber Creek Inn & Suites

203 East Roosevelt Street • Dekalb, IL 60115

One Redberri Plaza, 3300 Drew Ave., Sandwich 630-273-6000 • 100 guest rooms • meeting room up to 2,600

(815) 787-9526

Quality Inn

1475 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 815-895-4979 or 1-800-4CHOICE 58 guest rooms

Amenities: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool with Spa/Hot Tub, Free Hot Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Property Recently Renovated.

Amenities: 14 State of the Art Meeting Rooms up to 2,500 for Concerts and 2,600 Seating for Meetings. Chicagoland’s First Green Hotel with LEED PlatinumQualified 100 Guest Luxury Rooms with Personal Climate Control, Wi-Fi Concierge Service, Eco-Friendly Feature Rooms. Timber Creek Inn & Suites is a Full-Service AAA Three Diamond Hotel. Top Shelf Tuscany Grill serving American Fare & Italian Cuisine. Indoor Swimming Pool, 24-Hour Fitness Room, 24-Hour Business Center, Outdoor Fire Pits, Bar, Restaurant, Wi-Fi Access, Handicapped Accessible, Meeting/Banquet Facilities

* Some restrictions apply for pets. Please call individual properties for more information. ** Property is handicapped accessible, but does not offer a walk-in/roll-in shower

Shabbona Lake Campground

4201 Shabbona Grove Rd. Shabbona • 815-824-2565

Sycamore RV Resort

375 E. North Ave. Sycamore 815-895-5590

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Walcamp in Kingston

32653 5 Points Rd., Kingston 815-784-5141

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Restaurants American 5-B’s Catering

Country Kitchen

Egg Haven Pancakes & Café

Barb City Bagels

Country Store and Catering

Eggsclusive Café

190 W. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 264-7752 • 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-5211 •

Bar-B-Que Express

105 S. Cherry St., Somonauk 826-4150

Brother’s Restaurant & Lounge

105 W. Market St., Somonauk 498-3585 456 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-2333

Culver’s DeKalb

1262 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7997 •

Culver’s Sycamore

2562 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-1200 •

265 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 899-3447 •

Eggspress - Sycamore

202 East State St., Sycamore 991-5720

Ellwood Steak & Fish House

512 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-2133

1200 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-0200 •

2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 901-0270

Cassie’s Corn Crib Café

Dairy Joy

436 W. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-7701 •

Flappy’s Pancake House

124 S. Maple St., Sycamore 991-5870

Corner Grill on Main

Dairy Ripple

137 W. Main St., Genoa 784-2233 •

Country Girl of Edgebrook 2100B Suydam Rd., Sandwich 786-1459

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675 E. State St., Sycamore 899-3500

Dearborn Café

220 Indian Springs Dr., Sandwich 786-6185

1406 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-0700

Freedom Hall

124 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-6911

Gene’s Carry Out, Inc.

125 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-9059

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Genoa Café

233 W. Main St., Genoa 784-6647

Grassroots Juicery & Café, Ltd. 2180 Oakland Dr., Unit B, Sycamore • 517-1587

Hillside Restaurant

Junction Eating Place

Nat’s On Maple

Kate’s Place - Nutrition & Wellness

Olde Tyme Inn

816 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-5441

114 S. California St., Sycamore 757-5418

121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756-4749

Kirkland Family Restaurant


Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant & Bakery

2030 Baron Dr., Sycamore 991-5775


2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-6174 •

Johnny K’s

125 Duvick Ave., Sandwich 786-3088

507 W. Main St., Kirkland 522-3531

240 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-2345 •

Lothsons Karry Out Chicken 644 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4303

Martha’s Kitchen

302 E. Van Buren St., Malta 825-9009

112 S. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4243 •

109 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-9700

Penny’s Place

2694 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0820 •

Pita Pete’s

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-3012 •

Pokanoka’s Café

4100 Bluebird Ln., Shabbona 824-2481


1780 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-0100 •

Prairie State Winery

222 W. Main St., Genoa 784-4540

Voted “Best Bagel in Illinois” by Spoon University!

118 E Lincolyn Hwy Mon-Fri 6:30am-2:30pm Sat-Sun 7am-2pm PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING


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Ray’s BBQ & Slots

Somonauk Pancake House

The Hinckley Café

Sam’s Family Restaurant


The House Café

870 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 814-8488 • 11 W. North Ave., Cortland 756-5665

Screamers Ice Cream 408 E. Comanche Ave. Shabbona • 824-8181

Sea Captain

1011 W. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 901-0455

Shabbona Cafe

114 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona • 824-3069

Shark’s Fish and Chicken

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-6600


740 E. Market St., Somonauk 224-279-7312 50W187 Rt. 64, Maple Park 895-5466

South Moon BBQ

100 E. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-9227

South Moon BBQ

102 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-9227

Star 34 Family Restaurant 336 W. Church St., Sandwich 786-9898

Sycamore Parkway Restaurant 605 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6700

204 Somonauk St., Sycamore 895-5282

Tavern on Lincoln

Slow Smoke BBQ

Texas Roadhouse

265 W. Peace Rd., Sycamore 991-5514 •

Smoking Grill

528 E. Main St., Genoa 784-5551

106 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 757-5788 1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 748-7427 •

The Forge of Sycamore

327 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9760

116 E. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-7081 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 517-1788 •

The Huddle

817 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8899 •

The Pantry Café

418 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9347

The Sycamore Café

1170 DeKalb Ave., #101 Sycamore • 899-8070

Tom & Jerry’s DeKalb

215 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-1675

Tom & Jerry’s Sycamore

1670 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-4420


682 Park Ave., Genoa 784-6574

Village Courtyard

120 Market St., Somonauk 498-2414

Ethnic Bea’s Wok ‘n Roll

1402 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-1660

Betty Jean’s Soul Food Diner

China House

1900 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-0032

630 Plaza Dr., Ste. 5 Sycamore 991-5751 •

China House


China Inn

1026 Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 756-8848

1201 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-6991 630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 899-1188

China One

131 S. 4th St., DeKalb 756-9102 •

China Wok

540 E. Main St., Ste. B, Genoa 784-9688 •

DeBenedetto’s Restaurant and Bar

414 W. Main St., Kirkland 217-2282 •

All Area Codes 815 Unless Noted

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Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant

Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Cantina

Pho N’ Grill

1470 S. Peace Rd., #104 Sycamore • 991-9278

913 S. Annie Glidden Rd. DeKalb • 901-0374

Fanatico Italian Restaurant

Los Rancheros

Ren’s Chinese Restaurant

2350 Sycamore Rd., #A, DeKalb • 758-2200

310 E. State St., #10, Sycamore 899-8883

Flamingo Restaurant and Ice Cream Mexican Cuisine

Maria’s Little Italy

219 W. State St., Sycamore 899-4444 •

214 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2677 • 1215 Blackhawk Rd., DeKalb 517-1740

1029 Pleasant St., DeKalb 901-0049

1969B DeKalb Ave. Sycamore 901-1298 •

Fushi Yami Hibachi n’ Sushi

Nina’s Taco Shop

822 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-8868 •

122 E. Page St., Sycamore 991-5336

Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine

Omi Sushi

2672 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0007

Los 3 Burritos

185 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6060

3206 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 517-0098 •

Panda House

901 Lucinda Ave., Ste. M DeKalb • 758-0051

Ristorante de Acquaviva Rivers’ Mexican Cantina & Grill 407 Sycamore Rd., Genoa 784-2017

Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant 624 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-1201 •

Santa Fe Restaurant

132 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-6737 •

Tacos Salsas Y Carnitas

1021 W. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 787-6898

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Tapa La Luna

226 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 217-0990 •

Taxco Restaurant

Thai Pavilion

251 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6445

223 W. State St., Sycamore 895-2545 •

Tinez Tacos

4199 IL Route 38, Malta 825-3069 •

Yen Ching

810 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2007

Bar & Grill Bootlegger’s Bar, Grill & Pizza

107 Main St., Maple Park 827-3066

Bull Moose Bar & Grille

202 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-8002 or 630-638-2373

Coupe’s Bar & Grill

101 S. Viking Vie, Lee 824-8405

Cub & Spank’s

113 N. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4015


48 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-7700

Farmers Inn

521 Main St., Kirkland 522-9808

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Fatty’s Pub & Grille

J&K’s Half Moon Tavern

Five Points Pub

Karlsbad Tavern

1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-7737 • 105 S. Main St., Kingston 784-3500

Hill’s Tap

319 W. Main St., Genoa 784-5982 •

Hink’s Bar & Grill

123 S. California St., Sycamore 899-9990

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill 241 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 217-3325

Houlahan’s Tavern & Grill

208 W. Lincoln Hwy., Waterman 264-3333

120 W. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-7303 • 413 W. Main St., Genoa 784-6336

KJ’s Tap & Grill

518 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-2577

Lee’z Place

2738 N. 48th Rd., Sandwich 498-4499

Lodi Tap House

309 W. Main St., Maple Park 827-0827

Lord Stanley’s Annex

142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-9031

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Main Street Pub & Grill

Pour House

Ski’s All American Pub

Maple Park Pub & Grill

Pub 64

Sullivan’s Tavern

Minnehan’s Pub

Pub West Pizza

Tavern on Lincoln

Molly’s Eatery & Drinkery

R & R Pub

The Brown Pub

122 S. California St., Sycamore 895-1888

Rambo’s Bar & Grill

The Lost Mine Lounge & 2nd Frame Grille

Olde Tyme Inn

Remington’s Gastropub

1 S. Main St., Sandwich 570-2315

221 N. Main St., Maple Park 827-3452 209 W. Main St., Genoa 779-382-0444 1000 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 997-3013 •

MVP Sports Bar & Grill

109 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-9700 •

PJ’s Courthouse Tavern & Grille

202 W. State St., Sycamore 895-9253

103 E. Railroad St., Kingston 784-5700 332 W. State St., Sycamore 779-222-4935 100 W. Adams St., Waterman 264-3637 • 109 W. Comanche Ave. Shabbona 824-8469 140 W. Market St., Somonauk 498-1997 •

1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-9018 • 722 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4323 106 E. Lincoln Hwy. • DeKalb 757-5788 200 N. Somonauk Rd. Hinckley • 286-3329

1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-2611

102 S. Third St., Malta 825-2794

The Welcome Matt

Route 34 Pub & Grub

Twin Tavern

1201 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-3861

149 W. Lincoln Ave. Hinckley • 286-3949

1028 S. 4th St., DeKalb 756-9604

Pizza Bootlegger’s Pub, Grill & Pizza

107 Main St., Maple Park 827-3066

Brian’s Pizza

126 E. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-7071

Chumly’s Pizza

312 W. Comanche Ave., Shabbona 824-2754

Dough Brothers Pizzeria

20 W. Benson Ave., Cortland 754-0000

Gonzo’s Pizzeria

Joey G’s Pizzeria

Hink’s Bar & Grill

Marco’s Pizza

Hot Stuff Pizza

Moscato’s Pizza

Italian Dreams

Pizza Pros

9 N. Main St., Sandwich 786-3322 • 123 S. California St., Sycamore 899-9990 411 Main St., Kirkland 522-3510 • 436 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-0905

JB’s World Famous Pizza

124 W. Lincoln Ave., Hinckley 286-7301

142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-8718

Gene’s Carry Out

JB’s World Famous Pizza

Fat Olives Pizza

125 S. Main St., Sandwich 786-9059

Giordano’s of Sycamore

124 E. State St., Sycamore 895-5074

501 W. Main St., Kirkland 522-9001 456 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 981-8888 • 313 W. Main St., Genoa 784-2929 1205 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-4776 •

Pizza Villa

824 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8116 •

Pub West Pizza

140 E. Adams St., Waterman 264-3736 •

Rosati’s Chicago Pizza

630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 895-4646 •

1840 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-2999 •

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Rosati’s Pizza

State Street Pizzeria

Uncle Milty’s Pizza Palace

Rosati’s Pizza

The Forge of Sycamore

Vinny’s Pizza & Wings

930 Pappas Dr., DeKalb 766-3041 • 710 E. Railroad St., Sandwich 786-1500 •

Sam’s Pizza

1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1282 • 327 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9760

140 W. Market St., Somonauk 498-4108 • 221 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-6200 •

526 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6121

Sweet Treats & Bakeries Angie’s Sugar Buzz Bakery 1004 E. Church St., Sandwich 786-7774

Brenda’s Frozen Custard 205 S. Wells St., Sandwich 570-2236

Cassie’s Corn Crib Café 124 S. Maple St., Sycamore 991-5870

Cassie’s Popcorn Corner of State and Maple, Sycamore • 751-7099

Common Grounds 131 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 255-4009

Elleson’s Bakery

344 W. State St., Sycamore 895-4533

Hopper’s Poppers

422 W. State St., Sycamore 762-5442

Kay’s Homemade Desserts 125 E. Market St., Somonauk 498-3494

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La Michoacana Ice Cream Bar

Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering, Inc.

162 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7040

1969 A DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-8150

Latsis Bakery 401 W. Main St., Genoa 784-4334 •

Ollie’s Frozen Custard 2290 Oakland Dr., Sycamore 758-8222 •

Pokanoka’s Café Flavor Burst Ice Cream 100 E. Preserve Rd., Shabbona 824-2481

Teresa’s Bakery

817 W. Lincoln Hwy., # G DeKalb • 754-0226

The Confectionary DeKalb 149 N. Second St., DeKalb 758-5990

The Confectionary Sycamore

Polka Dot Bakery

235 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1616

265 Peace Rd., Ste. 107 Sycamore • 764-9747

The Neighborhood Bakery & Deli

Princess Alex Ice Cream 210 W. Elm St., Sycamore 895-6111

Screamers Ice Cream 408 E. Comanche Ave., Shabbona 824-8181

2205 Pleasant St., DeKalb 748-7707

Tropical Sno 403 E. State St., Sycamore 899-5601

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Events January

January 5th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Miami (OH) DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 5th Arthur D. Montzka Young Artists Concerto Competition

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

January 9th & 10th Northern Illinois Farm Show

DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 12th NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Akron DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 12th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Central Michigan DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

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January 13th Faranda’s & Co. Wedding Expo DeKalb • Faranda’s •

January 15th NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Central Michigan DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 15th - March 26th Glidden Homestead Soup-er Tuesdays DeKalb • Glidden Homestead

January 16th - February 15th Transparency in Form and Content & Vanishing Art from Myanmar: The Buddhist Reverse Glass Painting Tradition DeKalb • NIU Art Museum

January 19th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Akron DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

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January 19th Bill Blagg

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre

January 20th Martin Luther King Memorial Concert

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

January 20th Northern Illinois Bridal Expo

DeKalb • NIU’s Duke Ellington Ballroom

January 22nd NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Buffalo DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 23rd NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Ohio DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 26th The Jimmy’s

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

January 29th NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Ohio

DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

January 30th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Western Michigan DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center


February 2nd NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Toledo DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

February 2nd 3rd Annual Jazz at the Egyptian

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

February 2nd Gerry Grossman - the Human Jukebox

February 5th NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Ball State DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

February 6th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Bowling Green DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

February 6th - 10th NIU School of Theatre and Dance: The Revolutionists DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

February 9th Ethan Bell Band

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

February 10th Shades of Bublé

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

February 10th POLARpalooza Winter Festival DeKalb • Hopkins Park

February 10th Mark Ponzo | Faculty Trumpet Recital

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

February 3rd Groundhog Gala

Sycamore • Chapel in the Pines •

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February 13th - 17th NIU School of Theatre and Dance: Boy

February 27th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan

February 14th Avalon String Quartet

February 27th - March 3 NIU School of Theatre and Dance: Hamlet

DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

February 16th John Secada

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

February 16th NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Bowling Green DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

February 16th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Toledo DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

February 16th River Road Trio

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

February 19th Jazz ComboFest

DeKalb • The House Café •

February 20th NIU Philharmonic Concert

DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

February 27th Wind Symphony Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

February 28th Wind Ensemble Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •


March 2nd NIU Men’s Basketball vs. Eastern Michigan DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

March 3rd Gaelic Storm

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

March 6th NIU Women’s Basketball vs. Ball State DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

March 6th All-University Jazz Band Concert

February 23rd Arthur D. Montzka Memorial Concert | Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

March 7th All-University Chorus

February 23rd The Second City: It’s Not You, It’s Me

March 8th & 9th IESA State Wrestling Championships

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

February 23rd Cher Tribute - Lisa Irions

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

Februry 24th Concert Choir

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

March 9th Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings, “Spring Pops Concert” DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

March 9th Annual Easter in the Country Craft Show Sandwich • Sandwich schools south of Route 34 •

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March10th Annual CCC People For People Auction


March 15th Blues & Folk Artist Jake Pearson

April 2nd-January 7th Drop-In Glidden Homestead Museum Tour Tuesdays

Waterman • 335 E. Garfield St., Waterman

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

March 22nd Sandwich Opera House: Molly Tuttle Live Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

March 26th NIU Jazz Faculty/Student Engagement

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

March 28th - May 17th DATA: BIG/-driven/Visualized

DeKalb • NIU Art Museum •

March 29th Red Hot Chili Pipers

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

March 30th World of Reading: 8 Worlds in 1 Day

DeKalb • DeKalb Public Library •

March 30th Rhythm in the Night

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

March 31st NIU Opera Theatre

DeKalb • Glidden Homestead

April 3rd - 7th NIU School of Theatre and Dance: Wonderfully Alice, A Devised Piece DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

April 6th Kishwaukee Kiwanis 3rd Annual Talent Show

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

April 7th Steelpan Studio, All-University Steelband & CSA Steelband Concert DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 9th NIU Graduate Jazztet

DeKalb • The House Café •

April 9th Avalon String Quartet Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

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April 10th Chinese Music Ensemble Concert

April 21st NIU Steelband Concert

April 10th Taste of Spring

April 22nd Wind Symphony Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

April 10th - 14th NIU School of Theatre and Dance: BFA/MFA Showcase DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

April 11th Middle Eastern Music Ensemble Concert DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 11th NIU Jazz Orchestra

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 12th World Music Fusion

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 14th World Music Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 15th NIU Percussion Ensemble Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 16th Jazz ComboFest

DeKalb • The House Café •

April 17th NIU Latin Jazz Dance Party

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

April 18th Wind Ensemble Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 23rd NIU Jazz Ensemble Concert

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 25th - 28th Spring Dance Concert: Le Corsaire DeKalb • NIU Stevens Building

April 25th All-University Chorus

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

April 28th Defiant Requiem

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall


May 3rd & 4th Cortland Community Wide Garage Sale Cortland • Across Cortland •

May 4th Kishwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Campus Strings

DeKalb • NIU Boutell Memorial Concert Hall

May 4th ARTigras

DeKalb • NIU/Downtown DeKalb

May 4th Denny Diamonds and the Jewels

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

April 20th Breakfast with the Bunny & Easter Egg Hunt

May 4th - 5th Cinco de Mayo

April 20th The Easter Bunny Train Rides

May 5th Glidden Homestead Opening Day 2019 Theme: Center of it All

DeKalb • DeKalb Park District’s Hopkins Park

Waterman • Waterman’s Lions Community Park

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Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

DeKalb • Glidden Homestead

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May 10th & 11th Northern Illinois University Commencement

May 26th Antique Car Show & Flea Market

May 11th - June 29th Grand Opening and Smithsonian Museum on Main Street Exhibit Crossroads: Change in Rural America

May 27th Memorial Day Celebration

DeKalb • NIU Convocation Center

Sycamore • DeKalb County History Center

May 12th, June 9th, July 14th, August 11th & October 13th Sundays at Sandwich Antique Flea Market Sandwich • Sandwich Fairgrounds

May 18th Heartless - Tribute to Heart

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

May 18th Waterman Summer Rec Parade

Waterman • Starts at 335 E. Garfield St.

May 24th Foggy Mem’ry Boys

Sandwich • Sandwich Fairgrounds

Somonauk • Center of town

May 27th Memorial Day Celebration

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

May 28th Memorial Day Parade DeKalb •


June 1st MiCa Stables Barn Market

Somonauk • 1252 Council Rd.

June 1st -2nd 48th Annual Northern Illinois Art Show

Sycamore • DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn

Sandwich • Sandwich Opera House

June 3rd- September 24th Sycamore Farmer’s Market

May 25th, June 22nd, July 27th, August 24th, September 28th Genoa Farmers’ Market

June 5th-8th Genoa Days

Genoa • Downtown Genoa

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Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

Genoa • Downtown Genoa

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June 6th Ladies Night Out

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

June 6th - July 25th Sycamore Summer Concert Series

Sycamore • Sycamore Sports Complex

June 6th - September 26th DeKalb Farmers’ Market

DeKalb • Van Buer Plaza •

June 7th-9th Malta Days

Malta • Lions Park •

June 7th - August 30th, Fridays Movies in the Park

DeKalb, Sycamore & Sandwich • varies |

June 12th Music at the Mansion Series: Pops at the Mansion DeKalb • Ellwood House

June 13th - 15th Sycamore City Wide Garage Sale Sycamore • Across Sycamore

June 14th - 15th More on 34

Sandwich • Town Wide •

June 19th Music at the Mansion Series: Margaritaville at the Mansion

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

June 22nd Fishing Derby

June 8th Tractor Trot 5K

Malta • Harkness Lake Park •

June 8th Cogs Run 5K

DeKalb • Glidden Homestead

June 11th – August 20th DeKalb Municipal Band Concerts

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

Malta • Lions Park •

Genoa • Genoa-Kingston High School

DeKalb • Hopkins Park

June 11th, July 9th, August 13th & Sept 10th Tuesdays on the Town

June 23rd Arts at the Barn

June 26th Music at the Mansion Series: Rat-Pack at the Mansion June 29th Hinckley Family FUN Fest & Fireworks Hinckley • Hinckley - Big Rock High School

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

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July 19th-21st Let’s Dance Big Band Weekend

Kirkland • Franklin Township Park

July 20th Movies on Main St.

July 3rd - 6th Kirkland 4th of July

DeKalb • NIU Duke Ellington Ballroom

July 4th Independence Day 5K Run/Walk

Multiple showings all summer Genoa • Downtown Genoa

July 4th Hopkins Park 4th of July Celebration

July 20th Waterman Summer Fest & Antique Tractor & Truck Show

DeKalb • Hopkins Park •

DeKalb • Hopkins Park

July 4th Fireworks over Lake Shabbona

Shabbona • Shabbona Lake State Park

Waterman • Waterman Lions Park

July 24th Music at the Mansion Series: Mariachi at the Mansion DeKalb • Ellwood House •

July 4th Lee 4th of July Parade

July 26th - 28th Kishwaukee Fest & Parade

July 6th - 7th Sandwich Freedom Days

July 27th Sycamore Turning Back Time Cruise Night

July 10th Music at the Mansion Series: Blues at the Mansion

July 28th Sycamore Turning Back Time Car Show

July 13th Drum and Bugle Corps Tour of Champions

July 31st Music at the Mansion Series: Broadway at the Mansion

Lee • Village of Lee

Sandwich • Sandwich Fairgrounds

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

DeKalb • Huskie Stadium •

July 13th Marching Music and Art

DeKalb • NIU Stadium and downtown DeKalb

July 14th Biking with Beanzie

DeKalb County •

July 17th Music at the Mansion Series: Country at the Mansion DeKalb • Ellwood House •

DeKalb County •

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

DeKalb • Ellwood House •


August 4th Ellwood Summer Festival

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

August 7th Music at the Mansion Series: Big Band at the Mansion DeKalb • Ellwood House •

August 8th-11th Sycamore Steam Show & Threshing Bee Sycamore • Taylor Marshall Farm

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August 9th-10th Cortland Summer Fest

August 31 - September 2nd Maple Park Fun Fest

August 10th Author Fair


August 10th DeKalb County Barn Tour

Malta •

Cortland • Cortland Community Park

DeKalb • DeKalb Public Library •

DeKalb County • Barn Sites in DeKalb County

August 17th Cruisin’ to Genoa Car Show Genoa • Downtown Genoa

August 17th Ride Like an Egyptian

Maple Park • Downtown Maple Park

September 1st - November 3rd Jonamac Orchard Events September 4th - 8th Sandwich Fair

Sandwich • Sandwich Fairgrounds

September 6th - 8th Volksfest

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

Genoa • Carroll Memorial Park

August. 23rd - 25th DeKalb Corn Fest

September 7th 8 Countries in 1 Day

August 24th Ribs, Rhythm & Brews Fest

September 7th Fireworks and Fun

August 25th Genoa Pioneer Day

September 8th DeKalb Kite Fest

DeKalb • Downtown DeKalb •

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

Genoa • Kishwaukee Valley Heritage Society

August 31st NIU Home Opener vs. Illinois State

DeKalb • Huskie Stadium •

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DeKalb • DeKalb Public Library •

Sycamore • Sycamore Sports Complex

DeKalb • NIU North 40

September 14th Wine on the Terrace

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

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September 16th Antiqua Baroque Consort

DeKalb • NIU Music Building •

September 21st Porktober BBQ

DeKalb • Downtown DeKalb •

September 24th Farm to Table Community Dinner Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

September 26th Garland Festival

Malta • Adams Street •

September 26th Fall Festival of Crafts Show Sandwich •

September 28th Pokanoka’s Run/Walk

October 23rd-27th Sycamore Pumpkin Fest

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

October 24th 3rd Annual Bologna Days Sandwich •

October 24th Spooktacular Trick-or-Treating

DeKalb • Downtown DeKalb •

October 27th Pumpkin Fest Historic Home Tour

Sycamore • Sycamore History Museum

October 27th Pumpkin Run 10K

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

Shabbona • Shabbona Lake State Park


September 29th DeKalb Corn Classic 10K

November 2nd - 7th International Indian Icon: 20 Episode Production

DeKalb •

September 29th Taste of DeKalb

Sandwich • Redberri Convention Center


Sandwich • Redberri Convention Center

DeKalb • Van Buer Plaza •

October 5th - 28th Pumpkin train

Waterman • Waterman’s Lions Community Park

October 13th Cortland Parade & Festival

Cortland • Cortland Community Park

October 19th Pop-Con

DeKalb • DeKalb Public Library •

October 20th Somonauk Hometown Harvest Somonauk • Down town

October 23rd Downtown Trick-or-Treating

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

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November 8th International Indian Icon: 3iii Fashion Icon November 9th International Indian Icon: Grand Finale Sandwich • Redberri Convention Center

November 9th Cortland Turkey Trot 5K

Cortland • Cortland Community Park

November 9th & 10th Christmas in the Country Craft Show

Sandwich • Sandwich schools south of Route 34

November 15th - December 8th Ellwood House Holiday Traditions DeKalb • Ellwood House Museum

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December December 1st Downtown DeKalb Holiday Event

DeKalb • Downtown DeKalb •

December 5th Winter Chocolate Walk

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

December 6th Celebrate the Season

Genoa • Downtown Genoa

November 16th KVAL Holiday Arts & Crafts Market

Sycamore • DeKalb County Community Foundation - Freight Room •

November 19th NIU School of Art and Design Faculty Biennial

DeKalb • NIU Art Museum •

November 22nd Moonlight Magic

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

November 23rd - December 22nd Holiday Lights train

Waterman • Waterman’s Lions Community Park

November 23rd - January 3rd Festival of Trees

Sycamore • Midwest Museum of Natural History

November 29th - 30th IHSA State Football Championships DeKalb • NIU Huskie Stadium

November 29th Santa comes to DeKalb

DeKalb • Egyptian Theatre •

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December 6th Walk with Santa

Sycamore • Downtown Sycamore

December 6th - 8th Holiday Open House at Ellwood House

DeKalb • Ellwood House •

December 6th - 8th, 13th - 15th, 20th - 22nd & 27th - 29th Santa’s House

Sycamore • DeKalb County Courthouse Lawn

December 7th Breakfast with Santa

DeKalb • River Heights Golf Course

December 7th - 8th A Sandwich Christmas

Sandwich • Downtown Sandwich Railroad & Main Streets •

December 7th, 14th, 21st Visit with Santa & Carriage Rides

DeKalb • Downtown DeKalb •

December 14th Waterman Christmas Walk

Waterman • Lincoln Highway, Waterman

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Cortland Since being incorporated in 1865, the Town of Cortland has been characterized by small hometown living in a warm community atmosphere. Visit us throughout the year for our annual town Garage Sales, Summer Fest, Festival and Parade, and Turkey Trot.

DeKalb DeKalb is home to Northern Illinois University, the first estate whiskey distillery in Illinois, and where barbed wire was invented. The historic Egyptian Theatre is the heartbeat of downtown and is the only one East of the Rockies. Arts and culture thrive featuring national, regional and local talent. Explore our museums or one of our 44 parks. Downtown is a shopping destination filled with vintage finds, antiques, restaurants, and handmade confections. Our history is embedded in the rich farmland that surrounds our area. Be sure to attend one of our many annual events including, ARTigras, Corn Fest, Corn Classic 10K, Taste of DeKalb, Kite Fest, and the Kishwaukee Fest Parade. Stay, Shop and Play in #ProudlyDeKalb.

Genoa Make Genoa your destination for a great day in a historic community that has so much to offer. We are easy to find, located at the intersection of Illinois Routes 72 and 23. Browse unique shops, choose from a variety of restaurants including cafĂŠs, ethnic restaurants, and taverns. Sample local wines at our winery, visit the nature center, hike forest trails, or canoe the Kishwaukee River. The opportunities are endless!

Hinckley Southeast of DeKalb lies the Village of Hinckley, home of the Globetrotters first game and two-time class 1A Girls State Basketball Champions. Hinckley is a great place to live and grow up in. Small town living at its best, with its quiet tree-lined streets and wonderful home gardens. Come and visit us for great food, spirits, shopping and events throughout the year.

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Kingston Kingston is a small village located along Route 72 in northern DeKalb County. Settled in 1835 by the Pottawatomie people, Kingston was one of the first townships in DeKalb County.

Kirkland Kirkland is rich in small-town American traditions. Come see us during our 4th of July celebration and experience the best fireworks in Northern Illinois. Enjoy a game of disc golf, try skateboarding, or visit one of the most beautiful veteran’s memorials in the country, where each Memorial Day weekend we honor those who have served our great nation. Visit for all the latest on our events.

Lee The Village of Lee is located on the DeKalb and Lee County border. Our small town takes pride in our Scandinavian history.

Malta Come share in the Lincoln Highway’s wonderful heritage. Our seedling mile mural is a hand painted, unique work of art. The mural is located on the Historical Society’s Old Town Hall Museum at 127 North Third Street. It depicts the history of the first concrete mile of paved highway coast to coast. Our small-town festival in June with big town attractions will feature free entertainment all weekend, a carnival, food vendors, car show and beer garden. Visit Jonamac Orchard September through November for the corn maze, apples, pumpkins, ciders, apple wines and more.

Maple Park Maple Park is located on the edge of DeKalb County. It was founded in 1854 and named to reflect the many maple trees growing in the area. Enjoy the many family-owned businesses, orchards, and vegetable markets in and around the area. One event that draws many families to Maple Park is the Labor Day Weekend Fun Fest, complete with softball games, 5K run, crafts, parade and a huge display of fireworks.

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Sandwich The reasons residents love Sandwich is the why you’ll keep coming back...festivals, dining, entertainment and small town hospitality. Sandwich is home to the Sandwich Fair, which has been held every year since 1889, making it the oldest continuing county fair in the State of Illinois. The rural community is also known as a haven for antique hunters, with over a dozen shops offering antiques and other unique home décor and specialty items. Among our many restaurants is the Bull Moose Bar & Grille, housed in a 1893 Pullman Palace Car Company dining car, once used by President Roosevelt. For entertainment, catch a show at the historic Sandwich Opera House built in 1878 that features family-friendly live music and theatre. We look forward to seeing you in our “fair” city.

Shabbona Shabbona is home to Shabbona Lake State Park, Chief Shabbona Forest Preserve, and Indian Oaks Golf Course, which all have Native American names associated with them in honor of Chief Sabaney (or Shabbona) of the Potawatomi Nation. Shabbona is easily accessible from I-88 & I-39 and is on Route 30 in southern DeKalb County. Located about halfway between Lake Michigan and the Mississippi River, there are local restaurants and services available in this historic village. Shabbona Lake State Park has a 318-acre man-made lake that is the “Muskie Capital of Illinois.” It is the only lake in Illinois specifically for fishing but also attracts many kayakers and wind surfers. There are 150 Class A campsites. The 6.5 miles of wooded shoreline has five earthen fishing piers, a handicap-accessible fishing pier and is open year-round drawing over 475,00 visitors annually.

Somonauk The Village of Somonauk lies at the southern end of DeKalb County. The Village, Somonauk Fire Dept., YMCA, Heartland Bank, Somonauk Library and some of the area business hosts annually the Somonauk Hometown Harvest. This event includes vendors, local authors, a truck & tractor show, face painting, donut eating contest, and more. It’s fun for the entire family!

Sycamore Sycamore is a warm, vibrant city full of suburban sophistication and historic charm. Experience our many annual events and festival, downtown shopping, and unique dining options. Take time to explore our museums and relax in our parks. Enjoy the beautiful 100-year old courthouse in the heart of the historic downtown business district or unique finds in our shopping district. We invite you to stay, shop, dine and enjoy our charming city. For more information visit

Waterman This tranquil community is taking on a new look. Waterman is a village rich in agricultural and historical traditions located at the intersection of Routes 30 and 23. Take a miniature train ride, enjoy the playground and skate park in Lions Community Park. Stop by our winery and vineyard to try some lively local wines. Join us for Summer Fest the 3rd Saturday in July. Visit our local orchard to enjoy cider donuts, pick apples, or find the perfect pumpkin. Come back in November for the Lions Club Gobbler Gallop 5K race. Enhance your holiday traditions with a farm-fresh HOKA turkey. Waterman awaits to share its charm with you.

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