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WELCOME to NI NIU! U!

Welcome!

The next few weeks are going to be a very busy time. Don’t be afraid to jump right in and hit the ground running! This is your chance to explore new ideas, try new activities, and meet different kinds of people. Expand your horizons and make friends for life. NIU is full of people and programs who want to help you succeed academically and in life. Introduce yourself to your professors and the other students in your classes. Make sure that you know where to go for advising, tutoring and career services. Learn how to become involved in undergraduate research, study-abroad, and community service. F . NIU sport. Attend a musical or theatrical performance, or a Huskie athletic event. Get to know DeKalb- its restaurants, recreational spaces and entertainment venues. Your NIU experience is what you make of it. Take advantage of the vast resources at your disposal. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. Find a balance between studying, working and socializing. Have fun! It’s a great day to be a Huskie, so get out there and make the most of it!

L isa Freeman Lisa Freeman Acting President


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WELCOME DAYS FRIDAY, AUGUST, 25TH Residence Hall Opening Welcome New Huskies and Families!

Huskie Fall Kick-Off Huskie Stadium

Welcome Home! Team NIU volunteers (students, staff, faculty, and alumni) will be on-site to welcome you and help you get settled as your NIU journey begins!

H K -O means to be a NIU Huskie fan! We’ll celebrate the different NIU traditions with Interim President Freeman, faculty, staff, fellow students, and some of our student athletes. Immediately K -O , “NIU” for a class photo. A can’t miss event!

Band Run

Dinner on Your Own

9 a.m. – 3 p.m. | Residence Halls

Begins at Neptune Hall Sand Volleyball Court, stopping at residence halls along the way Led by NIU’s Marching Band, this procession full of school spirit and Huskie Pride will begin at Neptune and process to Huskie Stadium. You won’t want to miss this! Feel a sense of pride as you make your way through campus as an NIU Huskie and arrive as H F K -O . C join us at the Neptune Hall sand volleyball court for this walk through campus.

DeKalb, Sycamore, and your home Residential Dining Facility We invite and encourage you to explore and discover DeKalb S .O D C from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. tonight to accommodate your dining needs.

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August 25th • 26th • 27th

$5.00 SoundStage

ADMISSION per day

Friday August 25th 5:30pm – 6:30pm • The Party Doctors 7:00pm – 8:30pm • 7th Heaven 9:30-11:00pm • Uncle Kracker

Saturday August 26th 12:00-1:00pm • The Beaux Band 1:30pm – 2:30pm • Soap Stone 3:00-4:30pm • Destination Unknown

5:00-6:30pm • Catfight 7:00pm-8:30pm • Too White Crew 9:00-11:00pm • Hi Infidelity

Sunday August 27th 12:00-1:30pm • Tristin Bushman

DeKalb, IL • Cornfest.com

2:30pm – 3:30pm • The Swon Brothers

4:30-6:00pm • Thompson Square

Dekalb corn fest


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SATURDAY, AUGUST 26TH Saturday of Service

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Communiversity Gardens

M H S C ,C R Jump-start your Saturday with a gratifying experience! Participate in meaningful and empowering volunteer opportunities. Join us at the Saturday of Service kick-off and , H S C C Room. Materials will be provided for service experiences. Just bring your positive attitudes!

Meet the Greeks

12 p.m. – 2 p.m. | East Side of the Chessick Practice Center (Rain location: Chick Evans Field House)

C NIU of fraternity & sorority life at this picnic-style event for free food, music, games, and mingling with current students. Each of our fraternities and sororities will have members at the event, so you can walk around, meet some new people, and learn about all the great things Greek life has to offer at NIU!

Rec Fest

1 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Student Recreation Center

Race, climb, shoot, compete and play your way through the S R C 7 A R F . Learn about all of our program areas and activities through participation in obstacle courses, crate climbing, 3-point contests, Group Fitness classes and more! Learn how to spend your time during college in fun and healthy ways by visiting S C , A C , and trying out new things! Guaranteed to make you laugh, , R F healthy, active Huskie!

Start NIU – A Military, Commuter and PostTraditional Student Welcome

5:30 p.m. – 7 p.m. | North Lawn Adams Hall (Rain location: Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room)

Join Military & Post-Traditional Student Services for its sixth annual Welcome Days! Enjoy some BBQ, get valuable information about services and engagement opportunities, and connect with other post-traditional, commuter, transfer and military students. Bring your friends and family – all are welcome!

highly entertaining and hilarious. These professional mentalists will read your mind and surely have you scratching your head. You have to see this to believe it!

Glow in the Dark Dance Party

10 p.m. – 2 a.m. | Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom

Don’t miss NIU’s epic Glow in the Dark Dance Party! Decorate and glow-in-the-dark accessories to dance the night away in things neon. We bring the black lights, you bring the party! NIU O C , C 1 . .

SUNDAY, AUGUST 27TH Involvement Fair

2 p.m. – 4 p.m. | Holmes Student Center

Make your college years count by getting involved at NIU! With over 325 student organizations on campus, you will be ( ) . I Fair is an opportunity for you to learn more about what numerous student organizations and departments have to offer. You will also have an opportunity to meet student organization leaders, NIU staff and faculty members and not.

President’s Welcome Back Picnic 4 p.m. – 7 p.m. | East Lagoon

Join Interim President Lisa Freeman at the East Lagoon for the annual President’s Welcome Back Picnic. Fun activities, fabulous food and friendly faculty, staff and university administration will greet you as we kick off the start of the new academic school year.

Engaging in Your Community Residence Hall Floor

After returning students move in, new students will have the . C you will have the opportunity to talk with your roommate about your roommate agreement. Information will be shared H C .F be answered.

The Mentalist Team

8:30 p.m. – 10 p.m. | Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium

Join us for some mind-blowing mind reading! Mentalism involves mind reading, altering the state of matter using the .

Questions about Welcome Days? Contact us at welcomedays@niu.edu or 815-753-6707.


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Welcome! Live. Learn. Grow. Stay. Greetings from a fellow Huskie! As a proud NIU graduate, I encourage you to explore the many things DeKalb has to offer. Enjoy your experience! Mayor Jerry Smith NIU Class of ‘66

www.cityofdekalb.com/31/New-to-DeKalb

#ProudlyDeKalb


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GREEK K LIFE Want to get involved? Join a fraternity or sorority! “Going Greek� is the premiere leadership and involvement opportunity at any university, and here at NIU we have 27 fraternities and 18 sororities that span all , .C few members to about 100 members – there is something for everyone within fraternity and sorority life. Fraternities and sororities exist to support the academic, social and professional growth of their members. At NIU, community service and . C dollars and donate their time to local and national charity organizations. I C R S 5-8, 2017. A NIU undergraduate men are welcome to participate! You must register in . . IFCR . Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is September 15-17, 2017. All NIU undergraduate women are welcome to participate! You must register in advance, and you can attend info sessions hosted by sorority women leading up to recruitment. For more information and to register, visit go.niu.edu/PHArecruitment. There are more opportunities to join Greek chapters than the two options mentioned above. For more information about all of our chapters, visit go.niu.edu/GoGreek.


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OPPORTUNITIES ON – CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES Huskie Alternative Breaks go.niu.edu/hab

The Huskie Alternative Break program strives to educate and to raise awareness about social issues by providing students with an opportunity that will inspire them to become active members of society and leaders in their communities. These trips occur during Northern Illinois University’s winter and spring breaks and during summer break for international trips. Each trip has a focus on a particular social issue, such as poverty, education reform, the environment and refugee resettlement. Before departing for the experience, students learn about the social issue related to their trip and are trained to perform justice issue.

NIU Cares Day

go.niu.edu/niucaresday

NIU C D . NIU students, faculty and staff volunteer one day in April to D K C organizations and community agencies as a way of thanking the community for their support of the institution and its mission. Volunteers serve at numerous locations around the county and spend the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting, assisting with events and various other tasks. Team registration typically begins in early Spring, while individuals register in March each year.

Huskie Food Pantry

go.niu.edu/huskiefoodpantry

The Huskie Food Pantry combines the expertise of faculty, staff, and students to conduct research which addresses issues related to food insecurity on campus and in our global community. The pantry also provides internships which after NIU. Each week our volunteers serve, on average, 70 students as they “shop” in a safe, comfortable environment at the pantry. The result of these service efforts help the pantry to better serve its mission of providing free supplemental support to currently enrolled NIU students without a meal plan who are experiencing food insecurity. All are welcome to support the pantry whether they volunteer or propose a research project!

Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week (HHAW): Go.niu.edu/hhaw

Each year, one week before Thanksgiving, the National C H N S C Against Hunger and Homelessness co-sponsor National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. The goal of HHAW is to educate NIU students about hunger and homelessness in our local, national, and global community while introducing them to the variety of ways they can help end hunger. During this week, hundreds of universities, colleges, high schools, and community and religious groups held Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week activities, according to the National C H .


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Saturday of Service

As a part of the University’s Welcome Days, SILD hosts an event called ‘Saturday of Service’ each year during move-in weekend. The purpose of this event is to introduce freshmen students to community service on NIU’s campus and the . held on the Saturday of move-in weekend from 9:00am-Noon. The programs begins with a 15 minute kickoff presentation at approximately 9:15am and then after students will walk over to the community garden to the east of Anderson Hall, assisting the organization from 9:30am-Noon.

Volunteer Fair

Student Involvement and Leadership Development will host its annual NIU Volunteer Fair being held on Sunday, August 27, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 pm at Northern Illinois University! This event will take place in the Art Gallery Lounge in the H S C NIU Day’s- Involvement Fair. The Volunteer Fair offers table space for community organizations to display and speak to students about volunteer opportunities available to them The Volunteer Fair is a great opportunity for our students volunteer possibilities in the greater DeKalb area, but also to NIU C D , day-long, campus-wide volunteerism event that takes place D K C .

Huskies Pull Together

Huskies Pull Together! is a campaign geared toward showing students that small acts of service come together to make a big difference in the lives of others. Each year, pop tabs are collected from faculty/staff/students for their aluminum by R M D H C cash that is used to pay the utilities and other costs of upkeep . R M D H C host homes for families who have children receiving life.O , for their children’s illnesses are very costly and the expense of a place to stay and food to eat can become overwhelming and keep family from visiting. With the idea that support is an integral part of the healing process, these charities provide a very lost cost place to stay that provides at least one meal per day, and oftentimes more than that.

OFF-CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES:

There are many opportunities to get involved in service . O options range from assisting at elder care facilities to .F organizations currently looking for volunteers, visit go.niu.edu/ volunteeropportunities.

For more information visit: go.niu.edu/communityservice


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FESTIVALS By: Aimee Barrows

CORN FEST

August 25th-27th

,C F 3 , , carnival with thrill rides and most importantly… lots of delicious DeKalb corn! This is one of the only free admission festivals left in the state of Illinois. You can come and listen to music, eat free corn at the corn boil on Sat. Aug. 26th from 11-2 and browse over 95 vendor booths....all for FREE! C F 3 Kracker, The Swon Brothers and Thompson Square. O

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C C F A S Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., which showcases classic and . A S C H , south of Lincoln Highway. Angel said many students attend the fest every year, and many community service hours. A NIU C F , . I great place for students to browse the vendors, eat corn and watch bands. And people can come here to enjoy all those things without paying a penny.” Don’t worry if you don’t have your car here in DeKalb. Huskie Line #7 will drop you off right in the middle of all the festivities. Students partying late into the night can also take advantage of NIU’s Late N R , 11 30 . . 5 . .O up locations is at Walgreens, right next to the fest. Don’t feel like waiting? Downtown DeKalb is within walking distance of the campus and the dorms. F C F , map, as well as the complete Sound Stage lineup, visit the website at www.cornfest.com. For constant updates on the fest and photos F D K C F .

DEKALB KITE FEST

Sunday, Sept. 11th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 12 DeKalb Kite Fest features some of the most amazing kites you’ll ever see. “Some kites are 90 feet in length, and it’s not every day that you see a kite like that go up in the air,” said Debbie Armstrong, co-chair D K K F . , , , . candy drop. The kites are unique and come in all shapes and sizes.” Kite Fest is held on NIU “North 40” which is located off Lucinda Avenue and Kishwaukee Drive. Marvel at hundreds of kites and N I .

Several expert kite enthusiasts will be on hand to put on a show for the nearly 5,000 people who attend each year. Y .Y , , C K K H S . “All you see is smiles on everyone’s faces. People really have a great time,” Armstrong said. NIU students are a huge part of Kite Fest. Armstrong said about 100 to 150 students volunteer every year. “It takes a lot of people to put on this event,” she said. “The students love it, they love working with kids. We couldn’t do this without them.” Admission is free, and food and drinks will be available for purchase. VIP Parking is available for $3 per car, but the festival is easily within walking distance from NIU’s residence halls. For more information, visit www.dekalbcountycvb.com.

SYCAMORE PUMPKIN FESTIVAL October 26th - 30th

O I NIU 56 annual Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, which takes place in beautiful downtown Sycamore, features two carnivals (one for children and one for teens and adults), plenty of local fare, a 10k race and hundreds of pumpkins that are brilliantly decorated by local children. Pumpkin Fest boasts one of the largest parades in the state. The 1 . . S , O . 29 , proceeds down historic Somonauk Street into downtown Sycamore. The parade showcases bands from all over Northern Illinois, as well groups. R , C , community festival.”

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Runners, both novice and experienced, won’t want to miss the 10k Pumpkin Run. The 6.2 mile run goes through downtown Sycamore, then past Somonauk Streets historic mansions before heading S . said about 2,000 runners are expected this year. O and refreshments at the end of it,” Treml said. “And it’s a fundraiser. All the money goes back to the community.” Treml said NIU students are welcome, and even encouraged to visit Sycamore for the festival. “A lot of students come for the food, and all the vendors are , . S parade. A lot of the downtown bars and restaurants have specials going on during the festival, and several have bands playing that weekend.” For more information about the Sycamore Pumpkin Festival, visit www.sycamorepumpkinfestival.com.

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From boutique shops, to a haunted theatre, to a variety of ethnic restaurants, downtown DeKalb is a treasure trove just waiting to be discovered by NIU students. By: Aimee Barrows

Egyptian Theatre

Downtown DeKalb is easily accessible to students. It’s within

Did you know DeKalb is home to one of only six Egyptian

walking distance or just a quick trip on the Huskie Bus Route #7. The downtown area is home to the Egyptian Theatre, as well as Thai, Mediterranean, Mexican and tapas restaurants. C

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Theatres in the nation? And to make it even more interesting, the Egyptian Theatre, which was built in 1929, is said to be haunted. There have been numerous unexplained circumstances that have happened over the years, said Alex Nerad, executive director. “We’ve had several paranormal investigation teams here and every one of them has walked away with videos or photos of unexplained phenomena,” he said. “We’ve heard a woman’s voice asking questions, there have been photos ,


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close on their own. There’s nothing negative, and we don’t

of Lincoln Highway and Second Street, has an extensive

have anything to substantiate this, but we like to think they

menu, plus a large selection of margaritas. Take advantage

are playful spirits.”

of the warmer weather and enjoy your meal on their brick patio. Not only do they have excellent food and drinks, the

The theatre features “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” once

restaurant features a live blues band on the last Tuesday of each month. There are plenty of TVs in the bar area for

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students to relax and enjoy a game. This is a great place for

act out the movie, complete with props, costumes and

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If you’re in the mood for more exotic international cuisine,

at least once. The shows are usually on a Friday night and

visit Thai Pavilion or Tapa La Luna. Thai Pavilion is described

usually have a couple hundred people at each.” The next

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tapas and wine bar. Diners can enjoy small plates, specialty

for a date night, or a night out with friends. The theatre has

pizzas and even sushi! Tapa La Luna has an extensive wine

many plays, concerts, movies and comedians each year.

list so you can perfectly pair your wine with your meal.

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Lincoln Highway, for a delicious, homemade breakfast.

“Students are needed to take tickets, usher, and work at the

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great volunteer experience. We’re really a hidden gem in downtown DeKalb.” For more information about the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., visit www.egyptiantheatre.org.

DeKalb Farmers Market Sample fresh local produce and browse local vendors at the DeKalb Farmer’s Market, every Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Van Buer Plaza. The market is a great place

Dining Options

to grab lunch from one of the food trucks including Mike’s

Several unique restaurants line Lincoln Highway in downtown

September so students still have a few more weeks to take

DeKalb and there’s something for every taste and mood.

advantage of one of the area’s best farmer’s market. You’ll

Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant, located on the corner

Empanadas or Tinez Tacos. The market runs through


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vendors include local wineries, a creamery, a vegan bakery

Skate Shop). Located at Seventh Street and Lincoln Highway,

and fair trade coffee. The farmer’s market accepts debit,

the shop offers lessons to all skateboarders, from beginners to

credit and link cards.

advanced, plus open skate sessions. Students can purchase shoes, hats, apparel, and of course, skateboards.

Hair Care Students can get a great haircut at Debutantes School of Cosmetology, located at 145 N. Third Street. Ladies’ cuts are only $10, and men’s cuts are $5. The school also offers manicures, pedicures, color treatments and skin care services

Owner Ariel Ries said many NIU students use long boards, which are a good alternative for getting around campus. “They’re a bigger skateboard and have bigger wheels,” Ries said. “Students don’t have to lock them up. They can take them into class.”

at very affordable prices. You can find out more about the services they offer at debschool.com.

DeKalb Library

Shops/Boutiques

If you think the library is just a quiet place to study, think again.

Downtown DeKalb is home to several unique stores. From vintage clothing to gift shops, you’ll discover treasures you won’t find at big-box retailers. Cracker Jax, located at 118 N. Third Street, is a vintage and antique shop that offers home décor, clothing and jewelry. You’ll find antiques, collectibles, gifts and specialty items at My Favorite Things, 249 E. Lincoln Highway. The Gaming Goat, 311 Lincoln Highway, sells all types of games and hosts several gaming nights each month, including meet ups for the popular new game Go Pokemon. Downtown DeKalb is also home to a piercing studio and tattoo studio. Out on a Whim offers professional body piercing and is located on Lincoln Highway between First and Second Streets.Proton Tattoo is located at 120 S. Fourth Street. If you’ve ever wanted to try skateboarding, you’ll find the perfect opportunity at Fargo Skateboarding (formerly Smltwn

The DeKalb Library offers music, exciting programs every day, and is also a great resource for NIU students. Edith Craig, communications manager at the library, said any student who has a DeKalb address can get a card and access the library’s vast collection of materials. “We have a host of electronic resources to help students with their projects, including databases they might not have access to,” Craig said. “We have four adult book clubs, concerts, educational series, and they’re all free.” Students who have a card can check out e-readers, books, video games, movies and e-books. The library is a great place to hold a study group or work on a group project. The library has three large meeting spaces, more computers, study rooms, and a quiet reading room. “The possibilities are endless. The library is a point of interest that can engage students,” Craig said. “They can enjoy a


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Glow in the Dark Dance Party Duke Ellington Ballroom August 26th, 2017 10pm-2am

Volleyball Tournament

New Hall Volleyball Courts Rain Location: Campus Recreation Center September 16th, 2017 12pm-4pm

All White Day Party Location: TBD September 30th, 2017 Time: TBD

Homecoming Concert Location: TBD Date: October 6th, 2017 Time: TBD

Speed Mock Interviews HSC-Capitol Room October 11th, 2017 6pm-8pm

CAB Jeopardy

CLB Room 100 October 30th, 2017 6pm-8pm


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RESTAURANTS American Chick’N Shack

265 W. Peace Rd., Sycamore 895-2 2 • .

Country Store and Catering

Egg Haven Pancakes & Café

Forge Brew House

Eggsclusive Café

Grassroots Juicery & Café, Ltd.

2562 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 7 8-1200 • .

265 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 899-3 7 • .

456 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-2333 countrystorecatering.com

Eggspress - Sycamore

Culver’s

Ellwood Steak & Fish House

1262 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7997 1200 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-0200 culvers.com

Dairy Ripple

675 E. State St., Sycamore 899-3500 sycamoredairyripple.com

202 East State St., Sycamore 991-5720 2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 901-0270 .

Flappy’s Pancake House

1330 E. State St., Sycamore 991-9760 • . 2180 O D ., U B, S 517-1587 grassrootsjuicerycafe.com

Hillside Restaurant

121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756- 7 9 •

Hobnobbers

2030 Baron Dr., Sycamore 991-5775 hobnobbersrestaurant.com

1406 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-0700 .

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Flippin Eggs

Junction Eating Place

831 S. 4th St., DeKalb 75 -6900 • .

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Ethnic Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant & Bakery

Shawn’s

240 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-23 5 • .

204 Somonauk St., Sycamore 895-5282 shawnscoffeeshop.com

Lothson’s Karry Out Chicken

State Street Diner

Lukulo’s

Subway

644 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4303 890 Pappas Dr., DeKalb 758-5853 or 758-2452 lukulosdekalb.com

Nat’s On Maple

418 W. State St., Sycamore 991-5379

928 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-7827 2472 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 754-7827

112 S. Maple St., Sycamore 895- 2 3 • .

441 W. High St., #2, Sycamore 895-2638

Noodles & Company

2561 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-21 5 • .

256 W. Peace Rd., #102, Sycamore 895-2700 subway.com

O’Leary’s Ale House

Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering

260 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 7 8-0000 • .

Page Street Diner

122 E. Page St., Sycamore 895-5505

Penny’s Place

2694 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0820 • .

Pita Pete’s, Inc.

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-3012 • .

Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen

1127 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 517-1 31• .

Portillo’s

1780 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-0100 • .

Ray’s Slots

870 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 81 -8 88 • .

Shark’s Fish and Chicken 901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-6600 .

1969 B DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-8150 sweetdreamdesserts.com

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

Texas Roadhouse

1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 7 8-7 27 • .

The Huddle

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

The Sycamore Café

1170 DeKalb Ave., #101 S • 899-8070

Tom & Jerry’s DeKalb

215 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-1675 • .

Tom & Jerry’s Sycamore

1670 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-4420 sycamoretomandjerrys.com

Bea’s Wok ‘n Roll

1402 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-1660

Burritoville

1026 Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 756-88 8 •

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1900 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 7 8-0032 •

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630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 899-1188 •

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131 S. 4th St., DeKalb 756-9102 •

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Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant 214 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2677 • .

Fanatico Italian Restaurant

1215 Blackhawk Rd., DeKalb 517-17 0 • .

Flamingo Restaurant and Ice Cream Mexican Cuisine 1029 Pleasant St., DeKalb 901-0049

Fushi Yami Hibachi n’ Sushi 822 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 7 8-8868 • .

Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine 2672 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0007 • .

Los 3 Burritos

185 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb los3burritosdekalb.com

Los Panchos Mexican Grill & Cantina 1470 S. Peace Rd., #104, Sycamore 991-9278

Los Rancheros

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Mikimoto Japanese Steakhouse 826 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 7 8-1212 • . 3206 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 517-0098 • . 901 Lucinda Ave., Ste. M, DeKalb 758-0051 pandahousedekalb.com

Pho N’ Grill

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

Ren’s Chinese Restaurant

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

Ristorante de Acquaviva

219 W. State St., Sycamore 899• .

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

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1021 W. Hillcrest Dr., Ste. A, DeKalb 787-6898

Tapa La Luna

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

Molly’s Eatery & Drinkery

810 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2007

Bar & Grill Cub & Spank’s, Inc.

113 N. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4015

Fatty’s Pub & Grille

1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-7737 • .

Hink’s Bar & Grill 123 S. C 899-9990

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142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-9031

1000 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 997-3013

MVP Sports Bar & Grill 122 S. C 895-1888

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PJ’s Courthouse

Tavern & Grille 202 W. State St., Sycamore 895-9253 pjscourthousetavern.com

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332 W. State St., Sycamore 779-222-4935

Ski’s All American Pub

1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-9018 • .

Sullivan’s Tavern

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill

722 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4323

Joker’s Bar & Grill

& 2nd Frame Grille 1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-2611 • .

241 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 217-3325 hometownsportsbar.com

Santa Fe Restaurant

Tacos Salsas Y Carnitas

Thai Pavilion

Yen Ching

Panda House

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Lord Stanley’s Annex

223 W. State St., Sycamore 895-25 5 • . 131 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6445 thaipavilionskokie.com

Omi Sushi

132 E. C 786-6737 •

Taxco Restaurant

530 N. Main St., Sycamore 895-4488

KJ’s Tap & Grill

518 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-2577

The Lost Mine Lounge

Twin Tavern

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


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Schnucks DeKalb 975 S. Annie Glidden Rd. Phone (815) 748-6200 Open 6 am - Midnight

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Pizza

Little Caesars

Rosati’s Pizza

Forge Brew House

2350 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-8878

Sam’s Pizza

Giordano’s of Sycamore

265 W. Peace Rd., Ste. 104, S • 991-9575 littlecaesars.com

1330 E. State St., Sycamore 991-9760 • . 1840 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-2999 • .

630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 895-4646 526 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6121 samspizzasycamore.com

Pizza Hut

701 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-6601

State Street Pizzeria

436 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-0905 italiandreamspizza.com

1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 104A, S • 895-9862 pizzahut.com

Toppers Pizza

JB’s World Famous Pizza

Pizza Pros

Italian Dreams

142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-8718

1205 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758- 776 • .

Pizza Villa

Sweet Treats & Bakeries

Flamingo Restaurant & Ice Cream 1029 Pleasant St., DeKalb • 901-0049

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

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Common Grounds 150 East Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 255-4009 Elleson’s Bakery 344 W. State St., Sycamore 895-4533

Hopper’s Poppers 420 W. State St., Sycamore 762-5 2 • . La Michoacana Ice Cream Bar 162 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7040 Ollie’s Frozen Custard 2290 O D ., S (O F .-E N olliessycamore.com

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1015 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-7755 • .

Vinny’s Pizza & Wings

221 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-6200 vinnyspizzadekalb.com

124 E. State St., Sycamore 895-5074 jbsworldfamouspizza.com

Cassie’s Popcorn C S 751-7099 •

1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1282 • .

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Polka Dot Bakery 265 Peace Rd., Ste. 107, Sycamore 76 -97 7 • . Princess Alex Ice Cream 210 W. Elm St., Sycamore 895-6111 Small Cakes 817 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 901-0123


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Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering, Inc. 1969 B DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-8150 • . The Confectionary DeKalb 1 9 N. S S ., D K • 758-5990 235 . S S ., S theconfectionary.com

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The Neighborhood Bakery & Deli 2205 S ., D K • 7 8-7707 theneighborhoodbakeryanddeli.com Tropical Sno 03 E. S S ., S

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