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he 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, studyabroad, and community service.


Find a club to join. Take advantage of NIU’s campus recreation services and intramural programs to pursue a fitness regimen or 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!

Lisa Freeman Dr. Lisa C. Freeman President of Northern Illinois University

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 23 RESIDENCE HALL MOVE-IN DAY 2019 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Residence Halls

Move into Gilbert, Grant, Neptune, New Hall and Stevenson residence halls starting on Friday, August 23! You can find your full move-in day guide at


5 p.m. | Begins at Neptune Hall

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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 the NIU Convocation Center. You won’t want to miss this! Feel a sense of pride as you make your way through campus as an NIU Huskie. After receiving your Northern Pact t-shirt you will proceed onto the field and form a giant “NIU for a class photo. Commuter students and first-year students living off campus are encouraged to join

us at the Neptune Hall sand volleyball court for this walk through campus.


8 to 11 p.m. Student Recreation Center RHA and CAB are hosting their annual Block Party! With music, inflatables, and games, come meet your fellow students and make connections with new friends from across campus!

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Platinum Sponsor

Friday August 23rd

GOLD Sponsor

5:30 6:30p • The Party Doctors 5:30-6:30pm 7:00 – 8:15pm John Waite

(The Babys, Bad English, Solo Career with the Song “Missing You”)

9 – 11:00pm • 7th Heaven 9:00

Saturday August 24th

1:00 – 2:00pm • The Mockingbyrds 2:30pm – 3:30pm • The Beaux Band 4:30pm – 6:00pm • Blind Date 7:00 – 8:30pm • Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience (Tribute to Prince) 9:00pm – 11:00pm • Hi Infidelity

SILVER Sponsor

Bronze Sponsor

Sunday August 25thh 2:00 – 3:30pm • The Relics 4:30pm – 6:00pm Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats (Rock This Town, Sexy & 17)

Slim Jim Phantom from The Stray Cats

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11p.m. a.m. 11 p.m tto o1a m. | Jewel-Osco, Je 1320 DeKalb 1320 Sycamore y more Rd., R Come games, a live DJ, airbrush Co e enjoy enjoy ga tattoos, o llots of freebies, late-night eats, and nd a ton n of deals only available to NIU students. en All attendees will be entered to win a $50 Jewel-Osco Gift Card. Don’t forget to wear your NIU gear. Free bus service will be provided to and from the store.


9:15 a.m. to 12 noon | Campus Life Building 100

Jump-start your Saturday with a gratifying experience! Participate in a meaningful and empowering volunteer opportunity to learn more about service opportunities on campus and in the community. Check in will start at 9:15 a.m. followed by a short welcome at 9:30 a.m.

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12 to 2 p.m. | Central Park

Come enjoy some free food while meeting our Fraternities and Sororities on our campus. You can learn what their organization is about and get to meet some of the members.


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

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


10 p.m. to 2 a.m. | Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom Don’t miss NIU’s epic Glow in the Dark Dance Party! Decorate a free t-shirt with highlighters or wear fluorescent clothing and glow-in-the-dark accessories to dance the night away in things neon. We bring the black lights, you bring the party.

Enjoy some BBQ, get valuable information about services and engagement opportunities, and connect with other off-campus living, commuter, transfer and military students. Bring your friends and family – all are welcome!



10 a.m. to 6 p.m. | Center for Black Studies

8:30 to 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 mind and finding hidden or lost objects. This event will be highly entertaining and hilarious. These


Come join Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. on tours and learn the campus. After the tours, enjoy some free food and other special treats at the BBQ. The free BBQ will include a step show and a pop up shop where you can buy different merchandise.

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2 to 4 p.m. | Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom Make your college years count by getting involved at NIU! With over 300 student organizations on campus, you will be sure to find one (or more) that interests you. The Involvement 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-for-profit community agencies.

PRESIDENT’S WELCOME BACK PICNIC 4 to 6:30 p.m. | East Lagoon

Join President Freeman for an afternoon of music, food and other fun events and activities on the shores of the picturesque East Lagoon. The president’s picnic is a great way for the NIU community to celebrate the start of an exciting new school year.

Questions about Welcome Days? Contact us at or 815-753-1573.

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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 cultures, backgrounds and interests. Chapters range in size from only a 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 philanthropy are a focus for Greek life. Chapters raise thousands of dollars and donate their time to local and national charity organizations. Interfraternity Council Recruitment is September 3-6,

2019. All NIU undergraduate men are welcome to participate! You must register in advance at Panhellenic Sorority Recruitment is September 20-22, 2019. 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 There are more opportunities to join Greek chapters than the two options mentioned above. For more information about all of our chapters, visit studentinvolvement/fraternitysorority-life/index.shtml or call 815-753-6703.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to be on the same page with other Huskies? Not only is there a class for that, but you can also share a read with your new classmates.

UNIV 101: YOUR GUIDE TO COLLEGE LIFE Check out our one-credit UNIV 101 University Experience course, which provides an invaluable introduction to NIU and college in general tailored just to first-year students. This one-credit, 11week elective course will help you adjust to campus life and develop the skills necessary to succeed in classes and beyond. With an average class size of 19 students, you’ll meet other Huskies while you learn how to use NIU’s essential online tools, find out where and when to go for help, and gain vital skills in communication and critical thinking. Our faculty and staff

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are committed to helping you succeed! All open UNIV 101 sections are available for registration at myniu., or contact 815-753-0028 or for assistance signing up.

COMMON READING EXPERIENCE: “WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORIST” Let’s also get you on the same page as your future classmates—literally. Pick up or download a copy of our Common Reading Experience text through 2019, “When They Call You A Terrorist” is Patrisse

Khan-Cullors and Asha Bandele’s reflection on humanity. It is an empowering account of survival, strength and resilience and a call to action to change the culture that declares innocent Black life expendable. The book details the co-founder of the Black Lives Matter movement, Patrisse Khan-Cullors’ life, her personal story and her evolvement into an artist and systems change organizer.

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and several first-year composition courses use our common reading experience, but you also are invited to join in independently.

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Welcome First Generation College Students! While going off to college can be challenging for all students, it takes extra courage and determination to be a first generation student. At NIU, you are not alone: more than half of NIU’s undergraduate students are among the first generation in their family to attend a four-year college. Our resources are organized to help you get what you need to lead the life you want today and after college. We are here to help you open doors, connect with NIU’s community of first-generation students and with those who will support and encourage you throughout your journey. Working with current and former first-generation students at NIU, we’ve put together a guide at featuring some of the most useful programs and services on campus.

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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

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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 special projects for nonprofit organizations serving that social justice issue.


NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. NIU students, faculty and staff volunteer one day in April to complete projects that benefit DeKalb County’s nonprofit 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 and assisting with events and various other tasks. Team registration typically begins in early spring, while individuals register in March each year.

HUSKIE FOOD PANTRY The Huskie Food Pantry combines the expertise of faculty, staff, and students to conduct research that addresses issues related to food insecurity on campus and in our global community. The pantry also provides internships, which enables students to gain non-

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profit management, and major-specific skills that prepare them for student career success 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!

SATURDAY OF SERVICE As a part of Welcome Days, students are invited to participate in the 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 volunteerism initiatives offered at NIU.


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. This program helps the Ronald McDonald House near Advocate Children’s Hospital in Chicago, which provides families with children in the hospital a low-cost place to stay, eat and recharge while their loved ones are receiving the critical care that they need. Since 2015, over 30 departments, student organizations, and individuals have collected 500 pounds of pop

tabs for Ronald McDonald House Charities, which is the equivalent of about 628,800 tabs!

OFF-CAMPUS OPPORTUNITIES There are many opportunities to get involved in service both on-campus in and in the community. Off-campus options range from assisting at elder care facilities to volunteering in our community gardens. For a list of nonprofit organizations currently looking for volunteers, visit volunteeropportunities.

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s l a v i Fest CORN FEST AUGUST 23-25TH

Perhaps the most anticipated fest of the season, Corn Fest offers 3 days of music from national and regional recording artists, a beer garden, 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. 24th from 11-2 and browse over 95 vendor booths...all for FREE! Corn Fest is known for its 3 days of music on their soundstage. On Friday night 80’s sensation, John Waite takes the stage at 7pm followed at 9pm by 7th Heaven. On Saturday night at 7pm enjoy Marshall Charloff & The Purple Experience - one of the best Prince tribute bands in the nation. At 9pm one of the area’s favorite bands, Hi Infidelity will close out the night. On Sunday at 4:30, Slim Jim Phantom from the Stray Cats will take the stage to close out the fest. “There’s something for everyone,” said Lisa Angel, Corn Fest chairperson. “We have country, 80s classic rock, modern rock. There is a band that everyone will like. Every genre is truly represented.” And for the thrill seekers, Corn Fest’s carnival has rides that aren’t just for the little ones.

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Angel said adults and college students will have fun on the bigger thrill rides meant for the older crowd. Individual tickets are available or you can purchase a wristband for unlimited rides for Friday from 3-7pm or Saturday from 11-3pm for $25. You can also purchase an all day wristband for Sunday from 12-6pm for $30 or an all-weekend wristband for $55. The carnival will be located behind Locust Street and between Second and Third streets. Bring your appetite to the fest because about 95 vendors, many serving food, will be there with everything from the traditional corn dogs and elephant ears to Thai food and tacos. Angel said the vendors keep the food prices affordable, so students on a budget can enjoy local fare without spending too much. Don’t forget to stop into the Main Sound Stage/ Beer Garden. You don’t have to be 21 to go in but if you are you can enjoy beer or malt beverages. There is a $5 one time fee to enter each day which will get you right in front of the stage but if you’re low on cash you can still watch the bands for free on Locust St. The Chuck Siebrasse Corn Boil is the centerpiece of Corn Fest, so stop by Saturday, Aug. 24th between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. to enjoy some free, delicious, DeKalb sweet corn supplied by Del Monte. The corn is actually picked from the field the night before so you will never taste anything fresher.

Car enthusiasts won’t want to miss the Corn a.m Fest Auto Show on Saturday from 8 a m. to 2p.m., which showcases classic and muscle cars. The Auto Show is located at City Hall, which is a block south of Lincoln Highway. Angel said many students attend the fest every year, and many student organizations often volunteer as a way of fulfilling their community service hours. “Anyone who’s gone to NIU knows about Corn Fest,” she said. “It’s a 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 Night Ride, which operates from 11:30 p.m. to 5 a.m. One of its pick 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. For more information about Corn Fest, including hours and a festival map, as well as the complete Sound Stage lineup, visit the website at For constant updates on the fest and photos like them on Facebook at DeKalb Corn Fest.

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SUNDAY, SEPT. 8TH 11 A.M. TO 4 P.M. This isn’t your backyard kite flying experience! The 14th annual DeKalb Kite Fest features some of the most amazing kites you’ll ever see. This is a wonderful day to see kites are 90 feet in length, and it’s not every day that you see a kite like that go up in the air! There are dancing kites and flying kites… and even a 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 visit with some of Northern Illinois’ best kite-fliers and kite-builders. Several expert kite enthusiasts will be on hand to put on a show for the nearly 5,000 people who attend each year. You can even try flying your kite in the specially-designated public kite-flying area. You can bring your kite, make one there, or buy one from the Chicago Kite/Kite Harbor Shop. 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.



One of Illinois’ premier fall festivals is right in NIU’s backyard! The 58th 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

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decorated by local children. Pumpkin Fest boasts one of the largest parades in the state. The Pumpkin Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 27th, and proceeds down historic Somonauk Street into downtown Sycamore. The parade showcases bands from all over Northern Illinois, as well as floats and entertainment from local businesses and community groups. Rose Treml, executive director of the Sycamore Chamber of Commerce, described Pumpkin Festival as an “old-fashioned community festival.” “It’s a fabulous festival that draws people from all over the Midwest,” Treml said. “People come for the great food, good music and the pumpkins. It’s just a wonderful fall tradition.” Halloween fanatics will love Scary Stories in the Cemetery, which meets at Sycamore’s Ellwood Cemetery. This free event is recommended for teens and adults. Don’t forget to bring lawn chairs, a blanket and a flashlight. 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 along corn fields and finishing on the Sycamore golf course. Treml said about 2,000 runners are expected this year. “One of the best parts about the race is the music and free beer 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 local non-profits,” she explained. “Students will be amazed at the 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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s t n a r u a t s e R AMERICAN M BARB CITY BAGELS 118 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-5211 • CASSIE’S CORN CRIB CAFÉ 124 S. Maple St., Sycamore 991-5870 COUNTRY STORE AND CATERING 456 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-2333 CULVER’S DEKALB 1262 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7997 • CULVER’S SYCAMORE 1200 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-0200 • DAIRY RIPPLE 675 E. State St., Sycamore 899-3500 EGG HAVEN PANCAKES & CAFÉ 2562 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-1200 •

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EGGSCLUSIVE CAFÉ 265 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 899-3447 • EGGSPRESS - SYCAMORE 202 East State St., Sycamore 991-5720 ELLWOOD STEAK & FISH HOUSE 2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 901-0270 FLAPPY’S PANCAKE HOUSE 1406 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-0700 • GRASSROOTS JUICERY & CAFÉ, LTD. 2180 Oakland Dr., Unit B, Sycamore 517-1587

JUNCTION EATING PLACE 816 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-5441 KATE’S PLACE - NUTRITION & WELLNESS 114 S. California St., Sycamore 757-5418 LINCOLN INN FAMILY RESTAURANT & BAKERY 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

HILLSIDE RESTAURANT 121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756-4749 •

NAT’S ON MAPLE 112 S. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4243 •

HOBNOBBERS 2030 Baron Dr., Sycamore 991-5775

PENNY’S PLACE 2694 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0820 •

HY-VEE 2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-6174 •

PITA PETE’S 901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-3012 •

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PORTILLO’S 1780 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-0100 •

THE HOUSE CAFÉ 263 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 517-1788 •

PRAIRIE ON STATE WINE CELLARS 322 W State St, Sycamore 991-5266

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

PRAIRIE STATE WINERY 222 W. Main St., Genoa 784-4540 SAM’S FAMILY RESTAURANT 11 W. North Ave., Cortland 756-5665 SEA CAPTAIN 1011 W. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 901-0455 SHARK’S FISH AND CHICKEN 901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-6600 SHAWN’S 204 Somonauk St., Sycamore 895-5282 SLOW SMOKE BBQ 265 W. Peace Rd., Sycamore 991-5514 • SORRENTO’S 50W187 Rt. 64, Maple Park 895-5466 SYCAMORE PARKWAY RESTAURANT 605 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6700 TAVERN ON LINCOLN 106 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 757-5788 TEXAS ROADHOUSE 1950 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 748-7427 THE FORGE OF SYCAMORE 327 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9760

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

ETHNIC BEA’S WOK ‘N ROLL 1402 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-1660 BETTY JEAN’S SOUL FOOD DINER 630 Plaza Dr., Ste. 5 Sycamore 991-5751 • BURRITOVILLE 1026 Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 756-8848 CHINA HOUSE 1900 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-0032 CHINA INN 630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 899-1188 CHINA ONE 131 S. 4th St., DeKalb 756-9102

EDUARDO’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 214 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2677 FANATICO ITALIAN RESTAURANT 1215 Blackhawk Rd., DeKalb 517-1740 FLAMINGO RESTAURANT AND ICE CREAM MEXICAN CUISINE 1029 Pleasant St., DeKalb 901-0049 FUSHI YAMI HIBACHI N’ SUSHI 822 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-8868 • JAMRAH MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE 2672 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0007 209 E. Lincoln Hwy. DeKalb 517-0007 LOS 3 BURRITOS 185 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6060 LOS PANCHOS MEXICAN GRILL & CANTINA 1470 S. Peace Rd., #104 Sycamore • 991-9278 LOS RANCHEROS 2350 Sycamore Rd., #A, DeKalb • 758-2200 MARIA’S LITTLE ITALY 1969B DeKalb Ave. Sycamore 901-1298 • NINA’S TACO SHOP 122 E. Page St., Sycamore 991-5336 OMI SUSHI 3206 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 517-0098 • PANDA HOUSE 901 Lucinda Ave., Ste. M DeKalb • 758-0051


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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 899-4444 ROSITA’S MEXICAN RESTAURANT 624 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-1201 • TACOS SALSAS Y CARNITAS 1021 W. Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 787-6898 TAPA LA LUNA 226 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 217-0990 • TAXCO RESTAURANT 223 W. State St., Sycamore 895-2545 • THAI PAVILION 251 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6445 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 CUB & SPANK’S 113 N. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4015 FATTY’S PUB & GRILLE 1312 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-7737 • HINK’S BAR & GRILL 123 S. California St., Sycamore 899-9990

HOMETOWN SPORTS BAR & GRILL 241 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 217-3325 KJ’S TAP & GRILL 518 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-2577 LODI TAP HOUSE 309 W. Main St., Maple Park 827-0827 LORD STANLEY’S ANNEX 142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 754-9031 MAPLE PARK PUB & GRILL 221 N. Main St., Maple Park 827-3452 MOLLY’S EATERY & DRINKERY 1000 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 997-3013 • MVP SPORTS BAR & GRILL 122 S. California St., Sycamore 895-1888 PJ’S COURTHOUSE TAVERN & GRILLE 202 W. State St., Sycamore 895-9253 PUB 64 332 W. State St., Sycamore 779-222-4935 REMINGTON’S GASTROPUB 102 S. Third St., Malta 825-2794

PIZZA BOOTLEGGER’S PUB, GRILL & PIZZA 107 Main St., Maple Park 827-3066 DOUGH BROTHERS PIZZERIA 20 W. Benson Ave., Cortland 754-0000 GIORDANO’S OF SYCAMORE 1840 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-2999 • HINK’S BAR & GRILL 123 S. California St., Sycamore 899-9990 ITALIAN DREAMS 436 N. Main St., Sycamore 899-0905 JB’S WORLD FAMOUS PIZZA 142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-8718 JB’S WORLD FAMOUS PIZZA 124 E. State St., Sycamore 895-5074 MARCO’S PIZZA 456 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 981-8888 • PIZZA PROS 1205 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-4776 • PIZZA VILLA 824 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8116 •

SKI’S ALL AMERICAN PUB 1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-9018 •

ROSATI’S PIZZA 930 Pappas Dr., DeKalb 766-3041 •

SULLIVAN’S TAVERN 722 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4323

SAM’S PIZZA 526 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6121

TAVERN ON LINCOLN 106 E. Lincoln Hwy. • DeKalb 757-5788 THE LOST MINE LOUNGE & 2ND FRAME GRILLE 1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-2611

STATE STREET PIZZERIA 1001 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1282 • THE FORGE OF SYCAMORE 327 W. State St., Sycamore 991-9760

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

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VINNY’S PIZZA & WINGS 221 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 787-6200

SWEET TREATS & COFFEE 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

LA MICHOACANA ICE CREAM BAR 162 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7040 LATSIS BAKERY 401 W. Main St., Genoa 784-4334 • OLLIE’S FROZEN CUSTARD 2290 Oakland Dr., Sycamore 758-8222 •

TERESA’S BAKERY 817 W. Lincoln Hwy., # G DeKalb 754-0226 THE CONFECTIONARY 149 N. Second St., DeKalb 758-5990 235 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1616

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

THE NEIGHBORHOOD BAKERY & DELI 2205 Pleasant St., DeKalb 748-7707

PRINCESS ALEX ICE CREAM 210 W. Elm St., Sycamore 895-6111

TROPICAL SNO 403 E. State St., Sycamore 899-5601

SWEET DREAM DESSERTS & CATERING, INC. 1969 A DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-8150


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Please visit us in DeKalb at: 130 West Lincoln Hwy. | 815.758.2600 2290 Sycamore Rd. | 815.754.2000

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