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Welcome – or maybe it’s welcome back – for a new year of school: NIU and DeKalb are excited to roll out the red carpet for you.

As our more seasoned students know, the campus and the surrounding town are friendly partners that make up what we call “the university community.” We thrive on each other, and now you’re a proud part of that amazing marriage. Head out to an NIU Huskies sporting event, and you’ll see plenty of folks from town there, cheering our teams to victory while wearing their red-and-black gear. The same is true at concerts, plays, lectures and gallery showings. Our social and cultural activities attract one and all. Likewise, our students are frequent customers at locally owned and operated stores, restaurants, bars, laundromats, gas stations, mechanics and more that make up the vibrant business community here. Beyond contributing to the local economy, you might even score a part-time job at one of these places while you meet and befriend plenty of our neighbors. The stories of NIU and DeKalb have been intertwined since 1895, and we continue to write new chapters. People from campus and the community are working hand-in-hand to make this town a better place to live and a better place to learn – and just this spring earned national recognition for those labors of love.

So, here’s to another great year of learning and living. We’re happy to see you – or to see you again!


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e m o c l We 6 1 0 2 Days Friday, August, 19th Move-In Day

A team of faculty, staff and students, referred to as Team NIU, will greet you and help you check into your assigned hall. Dressed in red shirts, Team NIU volunteers will help carry your belongings to your room.

4:15 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Huskie Stadium

Huskie Fall Kick Off - At this dynamic event you’ll learn what it means to be an NIU Huskie fan! We’ll celebrate the different NIU traditions with President Baker, faculty, staff, fellow students and some of our student athletes. Immediately following the Kick-Off, you’ll head to the field and form a giant “NIU” for a class photo. A can’t miss event!

8:30 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. Central Park

(rain location: Chick Evans Field House) RHA Block Party - Come out to the Residence Hall Association’s Annual Block Party! Enjoy entertainment, giveaways and much more. The Block Party will offer a variety of games and activities throughout the night and is one of RHA’s biggest programs.

Saturday, August 20th 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room

Saturday of Service Participate in meaningful and empowering volunteer opportunities with the DeKalb Community Gardens. Join us at the kick-off and homebase, located in the Holmes Student Center’s Capitol Room. Materials will be provided for service experiences. Just bring your positive attitudes! Light refreshments served.


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12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. East Side of Huskie Stadium (rain location: Chick Evans Field House)

10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom

Meet the Greeks - Come have lunch with the NIU Greeks!

Glow in the Dark Dance Party - Don’t miss NIU’s epic

Join current members of fraternity & sorority life at this picnic-

Glow in the Dark Dance Party! Decorate a free t-shirt with

style event for free food, music, games, and mingling with

highlighters or wear fluorescent clothing and glow-in-the-

current students. Each of our fraternities and sororities will have

dark accessories to dance the night away in things neon.

members at the event, so you can walk around, meet some

We bring the black lights, you bring the party!

new people, and learn about all the great things Greek life has to offer at NIU!

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Campus Life Building 100 Veterans Open House - Military and Post-Traditional Student Services will hold a Veterans Open House for all incoming and returning student Veterans and their families.

Sunday, August 21st 9:30 a.m. Zeta Phi Beta Back to Campus Tour Intended for incoming freshmen, transfer students or returning students, this is an experienced tour around campus, where you’ll be shown exactly where classes are as well as given

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. North Lawn Adams Hall (rain location: Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room)

Start NIU – A Military, Commuter and Post-Traditional Student Welcome

Join Military & Post-Traditional Student Services for its fifth annual signature Welcome Days event! 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!

some helpful hints from upperclassmen. At the end of the tour, you’ll be escorted to a BBQ hosted by our brothers of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. While at the BBQ you’ll enjoy a yard show from Greek organizations.

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Involvement Fair Make your college years count by getting involved at NIU! With more than 220 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

8:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Holmes Student Center, Carl Sandburg Auditorium The Mentalist Team - Join us for some mind-blowing mind

to offer. You’ll also have an opportunity to meet student organization leaders, NIU staff and faculty members and notfor-profit community agencies.

of matter using the mind and finding hidden or lost objects.

4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. President’s Welcome Back Picnic

This event will be highly entertaining and hilarious. These

Join President Doug Baker at the East Lagoon for the annual

professional mentalists will read your mind and surely have you

President’s Welcome Back Picnic. Fun activities, fabulous

scratching your head. You have to see this to believe it!

food and friendly faculty, staff and university administration

reading! Mentalism involves mind reading, altering the state

will greet you as we kick off the start of the new academic school year.


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B L A K E D Y L UD O R #P By: Aimee Barrows Welcome to DeKalb! Once you’ve gotten settled into your new dorm room and found your way around campus, it’s time to learn more about your new home-away-from home…. DeKalb! The city has many amenities and resources available to students, and #ProudlyDeKalb, a partnership and initiative between Northern Illinois University and the City of DeKalb, can help make your college experience one you’ll never forget. The website, www.proudlydekalb.com, is a great place for students to learn more about the opportunities available to them in DeKalb. You can also use #ProudlyDeKalb on social media sites to find out more. Students and community members are also encouraged to use that hashtag on sites like Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to give a “shout out” about their positive experiences in DeKalb or at NIU. Brad Hoey, director of special projects at NIU, said the #ProudlyDeKalb initiative and website gives students an opportunity to get engaged with the resources available to them in the city. They can get to know more about the DeKalb Park District, the DeKalb Public Library and the wide variety of

restaurants in DeKalb, as well as the amenities and various projects around town that they can get involved in. “Many student organizations do community projects and volunteer work, so it’s a great opportunity for them to connect with groups or agencies within the community,” he said. “People in the community are better able to connect with students and make them feel at home.” One way the two groups have come together is through the community tours that are offered to new students when they visit NIU for orientation. Students and their families take bus tours of downtown DeKalb and the Sycamore Road corridor. “Families are able to learn more about DeKalb landmarks, like the Egyptian Theater, and learn more about DeKalb’s history,” Hoey said. “They learn more about the different businesses and municipal resources and [the tour] gives families a sense of what DeKalb has to offer. Any student who comes to NIU is part of DeKalb, and this is a way for the city to embrace our students and welcome them to the NIU family and the DeKalb community.”


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Cohen Barnes, a DeKalb native, NIU alum and local business owner, has been instrumental in the #ProudlyDeKalb initiative. He said the community also benefits from a strong relationship with NIU, so he’s hoping to reach out to members of the community so they can also get to know how NIU students can help them. “Our community can really benefit by having a major education facility in town. It’s a more educated workforce, and they can be around young, idealistic people who see the positives. NIU is the largest economic driver in town,” he said. “Residents benefit from NIU’s participation in daily activities. So the community needs to focus on making sure that they understand what students are looking for, which includes shopping and entertainment. The community needs to be receptive.” Barnes has held several focus groups with students, and he’s developing a better understanding of what it is they’re looking for in their college town. He said most students want their time spent at NIU and in DeKalb to be rewarding. “Students want a safe, holistic college experience. An exciting one with entertainment is important. It’s not just about getting a degree… college is an important life step,” he said. The #ProudlyDeKalb movement sprung up from DeKalb’s participation in a nationwide contest last spring. The city advanced to the semifinal stage of the $10 Million America’s Best Communities (ABC) Prize Contest, sponsored by Frontier Communications, DISH Network, CoBank and the Weather Channel, before it was eliminated from the competition in April. DeKalb joined fourteen other municipalities with populations between 9,500 and 80,000 who were chosen from over 135 community applicants from across the country. DeKalb was the only applicant from the State of Illinois to reach the semifinals.

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Northern Illinois University President, Doug Baker said that NIU has been very involved in the Proudly DeKalb initiative and that he has made sure that the university has representation at all of the group’s meetings. “This is important to NIU as part of our own strategic planning – in particular, it supports our goal of helping create and nurture thriving communities,” said Baker. The website, www.proudlydekalb.com, highlights points of pride from around DeKalb (called “DeKalb Gold”) and solicits and posts positive stories submitted by community members.

Some points of pride include: •

The community invested over 450 million dollars over the last decade in a new hospital, cancer center and healthcare corridor, a new high school, a new police station, new residence halls, and a new library

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DeKalb Park District (44 parks for a town of 44,000 people)

Egyptian Theatre

Hosting the IHSA State Football Championships and breaking the event attendance record

Having the motion picture, “At Any Price,” starring Dennis Quaid and Zac Efron filmed in DeKalb in 2011

DeKalb High School offering more AP classes than any school in the surrounding area

Location five minutes away from a major interstate

Regional airport that can handle pretty much any noncommercial aircraft

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People who live, work, and go to school in DeKalb have always taken pride in the community, but as the #proudlydekalb campaign continues, it is providing a platform for those people to share their own stories. “The #proudlydekalb campaign started with the idea that there are a lot of positive things going on in the community that never make the news. We wanted to get community stakeholders together to have a common positive voice,” said Alex Nerad, Executive Director of the Egyptian Theatre. “We have found through this process that many people in the community had no idea the vast amount of accomplishments, unique attributes, and talent that DeKalb is home to.”   “One of the things that has been so impressive to me is to see how well this community supports services for people who live here, and how those services provide opportunities for our students,” said President Baker. “In addition, DeKalb is just a great place to live and raise a family. That’s very important as we look to recruit and retain both students and the people who work at NIU.” NIU students are certainly a welcomed part of that community, and are encouraged to share their experiences in DeKalb. Take advantage of all that DeKalb and NIU have to offer. Get involved. There is so much here to experience, so get to know DeKalb during your time here. Your college experience will be that much richer by investing in your new home!


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                                                                                     

                                                                                     

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CORN FEST August 26-28

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. 29th 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. This year’s headliners include 80’s musical acts Tiffany and The Fabulous Thunderbirds. You can listen to the bands for free or to get right up front pay only a $5 admission per pay to hear the bands Other bands performing at this year’s Sound Stage includes the area’s favorite regional band, Hi Infidelity, which covers 70s, 80s and 90s rock hits. They’ll headline Friday night at 9pm. National recording artists 7th Heaven take the stage Saturday night at 9pm. 80s recording artist Tiffany will perform before them at 7:30. Country music fans aren’t left out; Back Country Roads will be on the Sound Stage on Sunday afternoon as well. The fest will close out with The Fabulous Thunderbirds on Sunday at 4:30, Several other regional bands will appear on the Sound Stage over all three days. “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. 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


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elephant ears to Thai food and empanadas. 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 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 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 www.cornfest.com. For constant updates on the fest and photos like them on Facebook at DeKalb Corn Fest .

DEKALB KITE FEST

Sunday, Sept. 11th, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. This isn’t your backyard kite flying experience! The 10th annual 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 of DeKalb Kite Fest. “We have fish, cats, panda bears, just a huge selection. There are dancing kites and flying kites… and even a candy drop. The kites are unique and come in all shapes and sizes.” This year’s Kite Fest falls on NIU’s Parents’ Weekend, so bring mom and dad to enjoy a beautiful afternoon on NIU’s “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. “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

One of Illinois’ premier fall festivals is right in NIU’s backyard! The 55th 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 Pumpkin Parade kicks off at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 30th, 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


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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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Egyptian Theatre

Downtown DeKalb is easily accessible to students. It’s within 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. Check out one of the vintage clothing shops, and unwind after a long week of classes at one of the many bars and pubs with outdoor patios.

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

Jessica Antonacci, events manager at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce, believes it’s good for students to get to know their college town. “I think they should get involved with the community, and it’s important to know where they’re going to school. It’s really nice to get the students downtown,” she said.

“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 with mysterious figures in them, and doors that open and close on their own. There’s nothing negative, and we don’t


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have anything to substantiate this, but we like to think they are playful spirits.”

enjoy a game. This is a great place for groups or parties to come out and enjoy authentic, upscale Mexican food.

The theatre features “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” once a month. Not only will the audience see the film on a huge screen, but there’s a live shadow cast. Nerad said performers act out the movie, complete with props, costumes and audience interaction, while the film is playing.

If you’re in the mood for more exotic international cuisine, visit Thai Pavilion, Mediterraneo or Tapa LaLuna. Thai Pavilion, 131 E. Lincoln Highway, is described as a “laid back” restaurant that serves authentic Thai food and affordable prices. You’ll find satay, curry and dumplings on the menu. Tapa La Luna, 226 East Lincoln Highway, is a tapas and wine bar. Diners can enjoy small plates, specialty pizzas and even sushi! Tapa La Luna has an extensive wine list so you can perfectly pair your wine with your meal.

“This year is the 40th anniversary of the film’s release,” Nerad said. “This is a bucket list item. Everyone needs to experience this at least once. The shows are usually on a Friday night and usually have a couple hundred people at each.” The theatre also provides NIU students great opportunities for a date night, or a night out with friends. The theatre has many plays, concerts, movies and comedians each year. “Lewis Black and Brian Reagan have performed here recently, as well as country artist JoDee Messina and Gaelic Storm,” Nerad said. “We also show classic movies and documentaries on DeKalb’s largest movie screen. Former presidents JFK and Ronald Reagan have been here in the past.” The Egyptian Theatre comes alive during the holidays. Nerad said they have a lot of holiday shows beginning in November, including “The Nutcracker.” He said they also show holiday films and “a variety of other holiday programming.” The theatre is also a great place for NIU students to volunteer and meet new friends. “We’re a non-profit, so we rely heavily on volunteers and a lot are NIU students,” Nerad said. “Students are needed to take tickets, usher, and work at the concession stand. Students can also volunteer as actors. It’s a great way to learn about the community and get a really 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.

Dining Options Several unique restaurants line Lincoln Highway in downtown

DeKalb and there’s something for every taste and mood. Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant, located on the corner of Lincoln Highway and Second Street, has an extensive menu, plus a large selection of margaritas. Take advantage of the warmer weather and enjoy your meal on their brick patio. Not only do they have excellent food and drinks, the restaurant features a live blues band on the last Tuesday of each month. There are plenty of TVs in the bar area for students to relax and

Mediterraneo, 122 E. Lincoln Highway, serves mouth-watering Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. You can order online at mediterraneogrilldekalb.com and your food will be delivered right to your door. Their homemade hummus, falafel, spanakopita, gyro and chicken shawarma are some of the highlights on their extensive menu. Visit O’Leary’s Ale House, on the corner of Third Street and Lincoln Highway, and play trivia for free every Wednesday while enjoying a beer from one of the best draft selections in the area. On the menu you’ll find traditional Irish fare and a wide variety of burgers, salads and flatbreads. Don’t forget dessert! Downtown DeKalb is home to The Confectionary, a locally-owned and operated homemade chocolate and candy shop. You’ll find delectable creams, mouth-watering caramels, and hard-to- find chocolate-dipped ginger and sponge candy. The Confectionary is located at 149 N. Second Street. If you’re a morning person, stop by The Lincoln Inn, 240 E. Lincoln Highway, for a delicious, homemade breakfast. Enjoy a hot meal, or stop by the bakery and marvel at their extensive selection of freshly-baked breads, muffins, pastries and cookies. The Lincoln Inn also serves lunch.

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 to grab lunch from one of the 3 food trucks including Mike’s Empanadas, Tinez Tacos and Rolling Harvest. The market runs through September so students still have a few more weeks to take advantage of one of the area’s best farmer’s market. You’ll find much more than fruits and vegetables here; other vendors include local wineries, a creamery, a vegan bakery and fair trade coffee. The farmer’s market accepts debit, credit and link cards.


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

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

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.”

Shops/Boutiques 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 Skate Shop). Located at Seventh Street and Lincoln Highway, the shop offers lessons to all skateboarders, from beginners to

DeKalb Library If you think the library is just a quiet place to study, think again. 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 cup of coffee and read quietly, or come to a program and learn Chinese calligraphy of bridal henna.”


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The library is located at 309 Oak Street. Students can take the Huskie Line #7 to the downtown DeKalb stop. The library is two blocks north and two blocks east. For more information, visit www.dkpl.org.

Entertainment The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, not only has one of the largest vegan and vegetarian menus in the area, but it has live music, stand-up comedy or open mics every night of the week. The all-ages venue also has a great coffee selection, as well as fresh fruit and vegetable juices. “There aren’t many places that are as eclectic and have so many things going on. And it’s right in NIU’s backyard,” said Joel Kennedy, booking manager. The House Café is located at Third Street and Lincoln Highway. Check out www.housecafedekalb.com for a calendar of events, as well as their menu and hours. So there you have it! Try a new restaurant, take in a show at the Egyptian, or browse the racks at one of the boutique shops. As you can see, there’s a ton to do in downtown DeKalb. Grab your roommate, your friends or your significant other and spend an afternoon or evening exploring your new home away from home!


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

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

Dairy Dogs

675 E. State St., Sycamore 899-3500 • thedairydog.com (May - August)

Eggsclusive Café

Grassroots Juicery & Café, Ltd.

Egg Haven Pancakes & Café

Hillside Restaurant

Ellwood Steak & Fish House

Hobnobbers

Flappy’s Pancake House

The House Café

265 S. Peace Rd., Sycamore 899-3447 • eggsclusivecafe.com 2562 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-1200 • egghavencafe.com 2219 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 901-0270 ellwoodsteakandfishhouse.com 1406 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 758-0700 flappyspancakehouse.com

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831 S. 4th St., DeKalb 754-6900 • flippineggs.com

Forge Brew House

1330 E. State St., Sycamore 991-9760 • forgebrewhouse.com

2180 Oakland Dr., Unit B, Sycamore 517-1587 • grassrootsjuicerycafe.com 121 N. 2nd St., DeKalb 756-4749 • hillsiderestaurant.com 2030 Baron Dr, Sycamore 991-5775 hobnobbersrestaurant.com 263 East Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 517-0477 • housecafedekalb.com

The Huddle

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

Hy-Vee

2700 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 756-6174 • hy-vee.com

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816 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 758-5441

Lincoln Inn Family Restaurant & Bakery

Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering

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

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

Sycamore Parkway Restaurant

Lothsons Karry Out Chicken

Texas Roadhouse

644 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-4303

Lukulo’s

890 Pappas Dr., DeKalb 758-5853 or 758-2452 • lukulos.com

Nat’s On Maple

112 S. Maple St., Sycamore 895-4243 • natsonmaple.com

Noodles & Company

2561 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-2145 • noodles.com

O’Leary’s Ale House

260 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-0000 • olearysalehouse.com

Page Street Diner

122 E. Page St., Sycamore • 895-5505

Penny’s Place

2694 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 517-0820 • anewkindoffun.com

Pita Pete’s, Inc.

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb 758-3012 • pitapetes.com

Ray’s Slots

870 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 814-8488 • raysslots.com

Riccardi’s Red Hots

418 W. State St., Sycamore 991-2200 • riccardisredhots.com

Shark’s Fish and Chicken

901 Lucinda Ave., DeKalb • 758-6600

Shawn’s

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

Subway

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Tom & Jerry’s

215 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-1675 tomandjerrysdekalb.com 1670 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-4420 sycamoretomandjerrys.com

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Bea’s Wok ‘n Roll

1402 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 756-1660

Burritoville

1026 Hillcrest Dr., DeKalb 756-8848 • burritovilledekalb.com

China House

1900 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-0032 • chinahousedekalb.com

China Inn

630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 899-1188 • chinainnsycamore.info

China One

131 S. 4th St., DeKalb 756-9102 • chinaonedekalb.com

Eduardo’s Mexican Restaurant

214 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2677 • eduardosdekalb.com

Fanatico Italian Restaurant

1215 Blackhawk Rd., DeKalb 517-1740 • fanaticodekalb.com

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 • fushiyami.com

Los Rancheros

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

Los 3 Burritos

185 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6060 • los3burritosdekalb.com

Mediterraneo

122 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8450

Mikimoto Japanese Steakhouse 826 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 748-1212 • dekalbmikimoto.com

Panda House

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 899-4444 • acquavivawinery.com

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

Tacos Salsas Y Carnitas

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

Tapa La Luna

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

Taxco Restaurant

223 W. State St., Sycamore 895-2545 • taxcorestaurant.com

Thai Pavilion

131 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-6445• thaipavilionskokie.com

Yen Ching

810 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-2007

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Fatty’s Pub & Grille

Giordano’s of Sycamore

Cub & Spank’s, Inc.

Forge Brew House

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

1840 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 899-2999 • giordanos.com

Hink’s Bar & Grill

Italian Dreams

123 S. California St., Sycamore • 899-9990

Hometown Sports Bar & Grill

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

Joker’s Bar & Grill

530 N. Main St., Sycamore • 895-4488

KJ’s Tap & Grill

518 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 748-2577

Lord Stanley’s Annex

142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 754-9031

Lost Mine

1745 DeKalb Ave., Sycamore 895-5125 • bowlfourseasons.com

Molly’s Pub & Grill

1000 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 997-3013

MVP Sports Bar & Grill

122 S. California St., Sycamore 895-1888 • mvpbarsycamore.com

PJ’s Courthouse Tavern & Grille

202 W. State St., Sycamore 895-9253 • pjscourthousetavern.com

Pub 64

332 W. State St., Sycamore • 991-5195

Ski’s All American Pub

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

Sullivan’s Tavern

722 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 756-4323

Twin Tavern

1028 S. 4th St., DeKalb • 756-9604

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

JB’s World Famous Pizza

142 E. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 756-8718 124 E. State St., Sycamore 895-5074 jbsworldfamouspizza.com

Little Caesars

265 W. Peace Rd., Ste. 104, Sycamore 991-9575 2350 Sycamore Rd., DeKalb 748-8878 • littlecaesars.com

Pizza Hut

Sweet Treats & Bakeries Aspen Leaf Frozen Yogurt

1015 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb • 517-0237

Cassie’s Popcorn

Corner of State and Maple, Sycamore 751-7099 • cassiespopcorn.com

The Confectionary

149 N. Second St., DeKalb 758-5990 235 W. State St., Sycamore 899-1616 • theconfectionary.com

The Bean

101 N. 2nd St., DeKalb • 508-9676 (Open April - October)

Elleson’s Bakery

344 W. State St., Sycamore • 895-4533

La Michoacana Ice Cream Bar 162 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 779-777-7040

1170 DeKalb Ave., Suite 104A, Sycamore 895-9862 701 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-6601 • pizzahut.com

The Neighborhood Bakery & Deli

Pizza Pros

Ollie’s Frozen Custard

Pizza Villa

Polka Dot Bakery

Rosati’s Pizza

Princess Alex Ice Cream

Sam’s Pizza

Sunshine Scoop Shoppe & Bakery LLC

Toppers Pizza

Sweet Dream Desserts & Catering, Inc.

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

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

Vinny’s Pizza & Wings

Teresa’s Bakery

1205 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-4776 • pizzaprosdekalb.com 824 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-8116 • pizzavilla.com 630 Plaza Dr., Sycamore 895-4646 • rosatispizza.com 526 E. State St., Sycamore 895-6121 samspizzasycamore.com

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

2205 Pleasant Street, DeKalb 748-7707 theneighborhoodbakeryanddeli.com 2290 Oakland Dr., Sycamore 758-8222 • olliessycamore.com 265 Peace Rd., Suite 107, Sycamore 764-9747 • polkadotbakery.net 210 W. Elm St., Sycamore • 895-6111

818 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb 758-4743 • dekalbicecream.com

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

Tropical Sno

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