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At Sweet Earth our gifts say more!. We engrave on almost everything. We have the tools and experience to help you create a unique gift. We repair both fine and costume jewelry-AND all the work is done in the store by qualified professionals. We change watch batteries and remove links. We have the largest selection of beads & jewelry making products in the area. Every year in March we host our BEAD-A-THON. For that personalized touch, we provide engraving services and plenty of engravable gifts for every occasion. We can even put your message on your own treasures, engraving on a wide variety of materials including metals, glass and crystal. We carry beautiful gift ideas from linens and home decor to toys and puppets, greeting cards and wrappings.
Come to the Village Courtyard for the "home-like" feel. Between our friendly service and comfort food, you wont leave disappointed. We have alot of regulars, but enjoy meeting and serving new people! Come in for just one meal, or become one of our regulars-it will be hard not to! Try one of our specials!
Graham Crackers Comics
Graham Crackers has comics new and old for a variety of ages. Toys, posters, magazines and buttons can also be found here. Stop in their store today and become an owner of one of their great finds.
Rambo's Bar and Grill
Rambo's is the consummate "neighborhood" style establishment where friends stop in to meet friends. We offer Friday night fish fries, broasted chicken, smoked meats, pizza, and much more! We provide live entertainment most Saturday nights, which you can find details about on our website.
Stone Mill Museum
Built in 1856, the Stone Mill was originally used to produce flour. In 1965, the building was deeded to the Sandwich Historical Society. The building itself is a museum exhibit which includes the original beams and support posts made of 125 year old timber. The historical society first opened the museum to the public in 1969 and now includes three floors of exhibits. Among the exhibits are fire fighting equipment, antique car, furniture, signage, photos and many other items from the area's past. The museum is open every Sunday, 1-4pm during warm months (April to October).
Fushi Yami Hibachi n' Sushi
Authentic hibachi and sushi made fresh daily. Fushi Yami is located close to Northern Illinois Univeristy's Campus and offers great Japanese cuisine at an affordable price. Dine-in or take your meal to go and enjoy at home.
Made Just For You Gifts
Made Just for You Gifts celebrates creativity and originality. Our mostly local crafters have printed, sewn, sawed, arranged, or glued their hand crafted gift and home decor items. Come in and explore our shop. Our friendly staff will be waiting with ice tea or warm cider to help you find something made just for you.
The Picket Fence
The Picket Fence offers a variety of gifts including candles, home accessories, and cards.
Joe's Pizza and Pub
Stop in for an ice cold beer and enjoy a hot pizza pie. We offer burgers, salad, pasta and more! You will just have to come in and explore our menu yourself. While your here, enjoy our outdoor dining area. Great for friends and family!
Pokanoka's Cafe is named after Cheif Shabbona's Wife. The cafe overlooks scenic Shabbona Lake with a magnificent view through very large glass windows. Try our famous Pokanoka Burger! We are now offering on the water delivery, just give the restaurant a call and we will deliver your meal to your boat! Come on in after your fishing trip for a cold beer or ice cream and watch your favorite sports team.
Super 8 DeKalb
Built in 1993 located just off the toll-way. Two minute drive to golf courses, downtown and historical DeKalb. Very convenient location with a friendly staff eager to help guests. Spa suites make a perfect weekend getaway. Amenities include: Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Guest Laundry
Becky Beck's Jewelry Store
Becky Beck’s Jewelry Store has been serving the DeKalb, Il area since 1992. Owner-operated, Becky and her expert staff are committed to providing their clients a comfortable, enjoyable jewelry buying experience, guided by a professional, knowledgeable Associate.
New Game in Town
New Game in Town is a great little shop specializing in Magic the Gathering and other CCGs, Darts and Dart Supplies, Comic Books, Miniatures, Dungeons and Dragons and other RPGs. Come in and play!
Sweet Dream Desserts and Catering
Step into Sweet Dream Desserts and you’re sure to sense the small town friendliness. Bite into one of their famous filled cupcakes (or other delicious offerings) and you’ll think you’ve been transported to an upscale café in one of Chicago’s trendy neighborhoods. But, this is not just a cupcake joint! Sycamore native and owner, Deanna Watkins, opens the doors at 7am day, to serve a continental style breakfast, such as scones and sweet breads, while chef and husband, Phil, prepares homemade soups and deli-style sandwiches for lunch. They also boast a variety of homemade cookies, just like grandma used to make, and provide full-sized cakes and cheese cakes for any occasion--from baby shower to birthday to wedding, or just because you want one. Not able to stop in for a bite to eat? Let Chef Phil cater your next event! Whether you are planning a simple BBQ or an elegant wedding, Sweet Dream Desserts has a full menu of meal options to satisfy your taste, from soup to cake!
Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain
Our goal at Riccardi's is to create a 50's style diner with friendly service, and "at home" feel and the best food in town. At Riccardi's Red Hots & Soda Fountain, we mix our own secret seasoning for our hamburgers, so you won't be able to find another burger that tastes as good as ours. Our chili is handmade and is some of the best chili you'll ever have. Did we mention the ice cream? We have scrumptious soft-serve vanilla ice cream and tons of toppings to choose from! We have a BYOB license and you are welcome to bring your own beer/wine if you are of age. We are also offering live music on the weekends, so stop in and check out the local talent!
Mae's Fine Design
Mae's Fine Designs deals with the same jewelry trade companies as the big mall jewelry stores deal with, but without the high up-scale pricing. Come in to find the perfect piece of jewelry for your loved one. Mae's has everything from engagement rings to necklaces. We also offer simple repairs such as broken chain to full customize channel set diamond ring.
Specializing in Mommy's and their babies, Express Yourself carries a variety of nursing materials including covers, tops, pumps, diaper bags, wraps, slings, diaper accessories, cloth diapers, and much, much, more! Express Yourself also offers classes on cloth diapering, and is home to Bitty Birdie Blessins Clothing Line. If you are expecting this is a great place to start preparing for your little one!
Travel to Mexico without evening leaving the USA. Taxco will immerse you into the mexican culture as soon as you step through their door way starting with their authentic decor and the amazing aroma flowing from the kitchen. Taxco serves the most authentic mexican cuisine using only the freshest ingredients.
Stop in our cosy little joint for bagel or donut. Our creamed filled donuts are popular with the locals. You can't miss us, we're the purple building!
The House Cafe
The House Cafe is a family bistro and a live entertainment venue located in downtown DeKalb. We have yummy food & drinks, and great bands featured throughout the week. The House is the perfect place to gather, network and be inspired. Our menu has a fantastic variety of fresh bakery items, delicious wraps and sandwiches, soups, salads and a flavorful vegetarian fare. We always have a great selection of teas and coffee drinks, as well as premium assortment of beer and wine.
Welcome Matt is located in downtown Hinckely. We offer our Fish Fry Dinner every Friday night, and karaoke every other Saturday. Check out our menu and seasonal drink specials. We offer burgers, soups, salads, sandwichs, and more! Stop by and see why The Welcome Matt has become a regional favorite!
The Quality Inn is ideally located one mile from historic downtown Sycamore. Your free continental breakfast is the perfect way to start your day! After along day, enjoy a refreshing swim in their indoor heated pool and a relaxing soak in the hot tub. Business travelers will welcome additional conveniences like free high-speed internet access to copy and fax services. The meeting facilities are capable of handling up to 25 people for events and banquets. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool with Spa/Hot Tub, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Sycamore
69 rooms, all queen and king beds for your comfort. Located close to Northern Illinois University, Texas Roadhouse, and Walmart. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Refrigerators & Microwaves in all rooms.
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill
Hometown Sports Bar & Grill located in DeKalb, IL offers a unique dining experience. Whether you’re a local in town or far from home our menu offers specialty sandwiches from cities all over the US. Come throw down for your Hometown by enjoying an authentic meal from a city of your choice and watch your favorite sports teams on one of our big screen TV’s!
Country Store and Catering
Located in Beautiful Sycamore, just 2 blocks from the downtown shopping areas. We have been serving the community for over 25 years. Come stop by for the best homemade meals in the area. We have our grill going hot everyday and our meals are prepared fresh. With homemade ingredients and the best USDA Choice Meats you will find. Stop in and try a hot grilled sandwiche, rotisserie style meats, a combo dinner, or a famous dinner such as our seasoned pork chop dinner! Open for Lunch and Dinner 6 Days a week.
Country Inn & Suites - Sycamore
The Country Inn & Suites hotel in Sycamore is less than two minutes from beautiful downtown Sycamore and just five minutes from Northern Illinois University. Our hotel's location in Sycamore provides quick and convenient access to area shopping, dining, entertainment, business and more. With its charming staff, modern services and convenient amenities like free breakfast, indoor pool and complimentary high-speed internet access, the Country Inn & Suites provides guests a carefree stay. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry
Tapa La Luna
A World Class tapas bar featuring an international cuisine and an exquisite array of spirits for your intimate enjoyment. Savor the flavors and enjoy a cozy atmosphere with friends. Eat light or eat all night its a treasured experience at Tapa La Luna in Downtown DeKalb.
The Homestead Bed & Breakfast
Situated on beautifully landscaped grounds featuring a labyrinth and hedge maze this 1854 Italianate country cottage is reminiscent of rural Tuscan villas and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Guests can choose from five bedrooms, with each room/bath combination offering a different level of amenities. The Homestead is ideal for small executive, group and personal retreats, a weekend getaway, an intimate wedding, commitment ceremony, renewal of marriage vows or other special events, bridal and baby showers, romantic getaways, girls weekend escapes, honeymoons, reunions with friends and family, and for business travelers. Our unique property provides the ideal setting to inspire creative minds and rejuvenate tired bodies. Group tours and catered lunches & dinners can be arranged.
Hink's Bar & Grill
Stop in today for lunch or dinner at Hink's Bar & Grill and receive true midwestern hospitality! Enjoy a nice meal, a cold drink, and a great atmosphere. Hink's is located within walking distance form Sycamore's downtown shopping district.
PJ's Courthouse Tavern & Grille
Located across the street from the Historic DeKalb County Courthouse. PJ's offers a friendly atmosphere, great food, cold drinks, and often has live entertainment for locals and visitors to enjoy. Come to one of their many events, or just on a regular night and create ever lasting memories! Enjoy some shopping in Sycamore's downtown shopping district before stopping in for a bite to eat.
Houlahan's Tavern & Grill
A fun family atmosphere. Open for lunch everyday. We have a large menu for you to choose from. There is a smoke-free dining area for your enjoyment. Check in often for our Special Events!
Sorrento's Restaurant welcomes you to the finest Italian and American cuisine. We are happy to meet all of your needs, as our customers are always our number one priority. Our specialties include aged prime rib, broiled lobster tail, hickor smoked BBQ ribs, and more! Walk-ins and reservations are accepted. Cash, money orders, traveler checks and all major credit cards accepted.
Bea's Wok'n Roll
Bea's Wok'n Roll is a family restaurant that strives to conquer a variety of exotic and authentic Asian cuisine. Bea offers dining in, and take out.
Baymont Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Feel right at home when you stay at the Dekalb hotel. They offer an inviting atmosphere and friendly service, and their comfortable hotel rooms help you get plenty of rest. Stay connected to home and the office with free Wi-Fi Internet access throughout their hotel. Keep up your workout routine in their gym, and enjoy a refreshing swim in the indoor heated pool. Free continental breakfast awaits you each morning in our Baymont Breakfast Corner, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly hotel. Amenities include: Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Free Continental Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Pet Friendly, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center
Nathan Winston Services
Nathan Winston Services was started in 1976 as a rubber stamp shop. Growth continued with the addition of engraving as we opened a full time retail store in 1985. Today we offer stamps, plaques, acrylics, clocks, and engraved and sublimated awards. We maintain our level of professionalism well above the standard. We are proud to be one of DeKalb's Business of the Year recipients, and Marking Device Magazine's Small Business of the year.
Olde Tyme Inn
Our goal is to satisfy our customers by providing them with quality food and friendly service at a great price. Try one of our famous burgers or fresh sandwiches or salads. We have live entertainment and drink specials often!
Your store for unique country gifts and home accents.
Lukulos Restaurant has been serving the DeKalb area and feeding hungry Huskie's since 1987. Make sure to check out our massive menu serving anything from breakfast, lunch, dinner, and of course dessert! Lukulo's has been voted "DeKalb's Best Late Night Eatery" two years in a row. We have just about everything: salads, wraps, burgers, pizza, eggs, biscuits & gravy, beer nuggets, and so much more! You will just have to pay us a visit and try something off of our delicious menu.
Junction Eating Place
The Junction Eating Place has coined the phrase "Make the Junction Eating Place your meeting place" in our 40+ years of professional experience. Major attention has been devoted to decor and culinary aspects, with an ever-changing menu featuring dishes made with regional foods! Excellent breakfast, great lunches, and pleasant dinners are available to diners, and we hope the output reflects our commitment to you! Once through our doorway, you will surely never be bored by the surroundings! Inside, guests are always greeted with a warming welcome, a rustic potbelly stove and an on-site train that adds to our guest's delight. Also, if you are seated in some parts of the dining area, you can see the guys at work over the cook fires! The restaurant design welcomes guests and we hope the great service seals the experience!
Ducky's Formal Wear
Ducky's specializes in Tuxedo rentals. They can match all dress colors and have over 100 different choices to choose from. Surely they can meet your needs. Ducky's offers great desingers such as Joseph Abboud, Fubu, Chaps, Ralph lauren, Perry Ellis and more! Ducky's has not forgotten about the ladies. They also carry a wide selection of prom dresses. Come in and visit where there courteous knowledable staff is waiting to serve you!
Esther's Place - A Fiber Arts Studio
Handmade items from local wool - classes, gifts and more. Bed and breakfast service available.
Country Kitchen - Somonauk
Serving Good Home cooking for Breakfast, Lunch and dinner with daily specials.
Our retail gardens and shop have become a gardener's lush retreat of two city blocks tucked away in the historic industrial district and neighborhood of beautiful Sycamore. Ponds, statuary, plants and other garden necessities. Seasonal operation.
Joker's Bar & Grill
Joker's is a bar with good food and great people. Come and see a band on the weekend or just stop in for a decent meal and an ice cold drink. Don't forget to ask about our daily specials.
Dairy Dog's is the original home of the cone with eyes. We specialize in high quality fast food, made from fresh ingredients and delicious ice cream creations. It is our goal to focus on quality and delivering friendly service to our customers. All of our food is made to order, if you are in a hurry, call ahead. We look forward to meeting you.
Sycamore Parkway Restaurant
Craving that home cooked meal that mom use to make? Well chances are the Sycamore Parkway Restaurant can meet your expectations! If not, they are sure you will not leave hungry or dissastisfied. There is something to satisfy everyone's palate on their menu. This is a restaurant where you can fill up on delicious food, without emptying your wallet.
Fairways Golf Course
The Fairways Golf Course is a serene 18-hole golf course designed by Perry Maxwell, ASGCA, which is open to the public and cherished by those in the Rochelle area since 1929. We are host to immaculate tree-lined fairways and an exceptional restaurant, Beacon on The Green, for lunch, dinners and banquets.
O'Leary's Restaurant & Pub
O'Leary's is located in thriving downtown DeKalb. We are a not so traditional restaurant with a full service bar. We invite you to enjoy a fabulous meal, a refreshing drink, and a time worth sharing with friends. We have several great lunch specials to choose from, and host numerous events that you won't want to miss out on! A banquet room, catering and patio dining are also available.
Heritage Hall & Chapel on the Green
Dating back to 1855, the chapel is Kendall County's oldest church building and is adorned with stained glass windows and a restored 1899 pipe organ.
Five Points Pub
Five Points Pub gives you that hometown feel and homemade meal. Come in today for one of our daily specials or see some live entertainment on the weekends. We are open for lunch, dinner, and late night drinks!
The Huddle offers hot dogs, gourmet burgers, fries, smoothies, bubble teas, coffee and much much more! We are located close to Northern Illinois University and Downtown DeKalb. We strive for fresh and innovative alternatives to the fast food norm.
Fatty's Pub & Grill
Fatty's is the premier spot to catch a NIU football game, or any other sporting event. Conveniently located across the street from Northern Illinois University and next to Best Western DeKalb Inn & Suites. Stop in and try a delicious item off our extensive menu, or just have a drink or two! Our friendly staff are waiting for you. Party room also available. Let Momma Fatty cater your next event!
Nestled in the corner of downtown Sycamore, Illinois, Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli has been providing quality service and products since 1994. Serving up fresh, toasted bagels every morning and hearty soups and sandwiches at noon, Shawn's is the perfect rest stop. Stop in for a relaxing cup of coffee, catch up with old friends or swing by just to say hello. No matter the occasion, staff will be sure to greet you with a smile and serve you the tastiest treats! Let Shawn's Coffee Shop and Gourmet Deli cater your next event!
Ski's All American Pub
Whether you're looking for good food, a great time with friends, or just hanging out in an all around exciting atmosphere, then you've come to the right place. You name the event and Ski's All American Pub is the place to be. "Come for the food, stay for the fun." Try one of our delicious pizzas or come in for our all you can eat fish fry! Relax in our beer garden, or play a few rounds of darts! A private party room is available for up to 50 guests.
Polka Dot Bakery
The Polka Dot Bakery creates beautiful artistic cakes. They can vary from carved cakes made to look like an object or character, smash cakes for a child's 1st birthday, wedding cakes to decorated cookies for all occasions. They also provide kitchen apparel and classes/events at their location.
Beacon on the Green
Located in the Fairways Golf Course clubhouse. Serving lunch & dinner in a fine dining atmosphere. Also available for banquets & receptions.
Paw Lickin' Good Treats
Paw Lickin' Good Treats is a bakery dedicated to your dog or cat. The meet the demand for high quality, holistic food in the area. They are constantly on the lookout to bring in new and healthy new lines. On top of food and treats, Paw Lickin' Good Treats also carry bake your own cake, collars, harnesses, grooming materials, apparel, toys, nutritional supplements, and more. Even the pickiest eater will find something tasty here!
Offering premium baked goods, specialty cakes, wedding cakes and lunch items, including soups, salads and sandwiches.
Glitter has over 100,000 different items in stock and new items added weekly. Choose from a wide selection of jewelry, cosmetics and clothing in sizes from youth girl to 3X. Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10am - 8pm and Sun. 11am - 5pm
J&K Half Moon Tavern
J&K Half Moon Tavern staff will know you by name by the time you finish your meal. We strive to give you that true midwestern hospitality. Come in for our famous Oyster Sunday, or one of our many other specials! We take your dining experience to the next level. Try us out today!
Larson's Family Farm
Visit the Larson Family Farm for some old fashioned country fun. In the fall, the farm offers pumpkins and gourds, hay rack rides and fall home decor. Come to the farm to cut your own Christmas tree. The venue is available for special event rentals. They offer evening bonfires on fall weekends and host school groups during weekdays.
Girl's Night Out
Girls Night Out is a monthly shopping event in Downtown DeKalb! Every third Thursday of the month from 5 - 8 pm downtown will host a themed Girls Night Out shopping event! July's theme is Sizzling Sidewalk Sales. Come downtown to see all the sidewalk sales, specials, and entertainment! Free Admission (815)751-4734 / firstname.lastname@example.org / https://www.facebook.com/downtowndekalb
The Brown Pub
The Brown Pub is a favorite hang out for college students and locals. Stop by and check us out anytime! We have a full lunch menu plus daily specials. We also offer the full menu for dinner with weekend specials. There is a fully stocked liquor store inside the bar.
NIU School of Theatre and Dance
The School of Theatre & Dance is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Theatre and the National Association of Schools of Dance. They perform at various times and locations throughout the academic year. The Players, Corner and O’Connell Theatres are in Stevens Building. Box Office: 815-753-1600 For a complete listing of dates and times visit our Calendar of Events page.
Gramma's Family Restaurant & Pancake House
Breakfast and brunch seven days a week!
Urban Grace, located in downtown DeKalb, Illinois, sells CeCe Caldwell's Paints, provides monthly workshops catered to individual techniques using CeCe Caldwell's products, and will also custom paint furniture.
NIU School of Music
The School of Music's 60 nationally and internationally recognized faculty are dedicated to supporting students realizing their full potential as music artists and scholars, and our location one hour west of Chicago affords our students unparalleled additional cultural resources. NIU students participate in diverse array of award-winning instrumental and vocal ensembles, and many also take part in a number of world music performance activities. The school's ensembles include choirs, orchestra, concert and marching bands, large and small jazz ensembles, early music ensemble, percussion ensemble, steelbands, Javanese and Balinese gamelans, Chinese Orchestra, tabla, West African drumming, various chamber music ensembles, and others. . The faculty and students of the School of Music teach and perform for global audiences during their real and virtual travels. Most recently, students have performed by invitation in Canada, Mexico, Peru, Colombia, Trinidad, and England, and weekly they share their live performances via high definition webcasts with all fifty states and more than three dozen countries on five continents. Acclaimed artist faculty such as the Avalon String Quartet and extraordinary guest artists are a fundamental component of the student experience both in person and via the school's national Internet2 leadership activities in the musical arts. Located in the Boutell Memorial Concert Hall 815-753-1551
Sycamore History Museum
The Sycamore History Museum strives to collect, preserve, interpret, and exhibit significant materials relating to Sycamore and the surrounding area, to provide related educational services for the public knowledge of Sycamore.
The Art Box
Frame Shop & DeKalb Art Gallery Monday-Saturday 11:00am-6:00pm
Marie Louise Olmstead Memorial Museum
Tours by appointment Some describe this museum as a “hidden gem” because of their display of local, cultural, natural and prehistoric history for lower DeKalb and upper LaSalle Counties.
Gallery 215 North
Also know as the 4th Street Gallery.
NIU Regional History Center
The Regional History Center is a unique component of NIU’s commitment to education, research, and public service. The Center’s mission is to acquire, preserve, and make available to the public the most significant historical records of the northern Illinois region. They actively collect from the eighteen northern counties of Illinois excluding Cook County. Since 1977 the Center has grown into a multifaceted research center which houses three related sets of historical records: University Archives, Regional Collections, and Local Government Records (Illinois Regional Archives Depository). The Regional History Center is always adding manuscripts to the collections. Please feel free to contact the center if you believe you have documents that should be preserved for future generations.
Windy City Soaring
Windy City Soaring Association is a non-profit organization (club) dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of soaring (flying sailplanes aka gliders). Based at Hinckley Airport (0C2) in the friendly village of Hinckley IL, situated about fifty miles West of the hustle and bustle of downtown Chicago.
DAAHA Nehring Gallery
DAAHA is dedicated to collecting, preserving, and sharing with people of all ages the storied history of agriculture and its innovators within northern Illinois. Through their exhibits, educational programs, and website they hope to tell the story of DeKalb County and northern Illinois’ contribution to the world’s most important invention: Agriculture. Their organization is new and constantly evolving, so check back often for new exhibits, programs, and virtual access to our collections.
Milan Township One Room School House
The Milan Township District #83 Schoolhouse served as a center for learning from the turn of the century until 1942. In 1942, it was closed and left to deteriorate. However, the schoolhouse was given a new lease on life when it was donated to the Blackwell History of Education Museum in 1996 and then rebuilt on the campus of Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. Since 1999, the Milan Schoolhouse has been available to teachers at elementary and middle schools for re-enactment of a typical day in a one-room schoolhouse, professors at NIU and other institutions, and teachers at high schools for classes, other events, and families and organizations for various activities. We wish to thank Dr. Eui-Kyung Shin, assistant professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, for her guidance of Rebecca Edwards in the development of this curriculum.A Blackwell Museum staff member has created lesson plans for students in 1st through 8th grade that allow them to experience a school day in the early 1900s, depending on the teacher's preference. The one room school is currently unavailable for visits, but we hope to have it open again in the Spring of 2014. If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at email@example.com.
32nd State Square and Round Dance Convention
32nd State Square and Round Dance Convention July 24 - 26, 2015 Held at: Northern Illinois University Holmes Student Center Dekalb, IL Featured Caller is Darryl Lipscobe
Bull Moose Bar & Grille
Winner of the Aurora Area's Best Burger Competition Bull Moose offers an inventive menu, with fresh, quality ingredients offered at affordable prices. The Bull Moose has taken on a Cheers-type atmosphere, becoming the local meeting place in town. The spectacular bar provides a great place for afternoon drinks or late night partying. •Award-winning Burgers •Unique Sandwiches •An array of Appetizers •Steaks & Ribs and other delicious entrees •Homemade Soups & Desserts •Great place for both Lunch & Dinner •A Full-service Bar & an Outdoor Patio •Wireless Internet & an ATM •Daily Specials & a NEW Lunch Specials Menu •Dine-In & Carry-Out
Kauffman Turkey Farm
Kauffman Turkey Farms is one of the last remaining independent family owned and operated turkey farms with its own dressing plant in the country. Providing fresh dressed turkeys to the Northern Illinois area for over 80 years. These big, beautiful tom turkeys are some of the thousands that are range grown here on the Kauffman Turkey Farm. The turkeys are grown from one day of age until they are dressed in the farm's federally inspected plant. They raise their birds with the emphasis on quality. This means that the turkeys grow more slowly and develop a richer flavor and denser texture.
Theis Farm Market
Since 1981, Theis Farm Market has been providing high quality, exceptionally great tasting local produce. Family owned and operated, they take pride in their work and are constantly striving to meet new demands by delivering even better tasting produce and higher quality products. They started out with a wagon by the road full of vegetables. Greenhouses came as a necessity for the starting of our field plants. They decided to do a few flowers for fun and that quickly turned into the place to go for top quality beautiful bedding plants, including Barb's original mixed planters and baskets. Now they have bedding and vegetable plants starting in the spring following through to summer with ripe tasty vegetables and into the fall for pumpkins, squash, gourds and all your other fall decorations. They always carry fresh eggs, homegrown popcorn, honey from the bees on their farm, syrups and jams from slack's. May1st-October 31st Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm Sundays and Holidays 10am-5pm Closed: July 4th
Started as a Trolley Trailer, now moved into a permanent location in Somonauk. 30 years in the food and beverage industry has provided them with the experience needed to offer excellent service and an undeniably mouth-watering menu using the freshest ingredients and a 4th generation BBQ recipe! everything from our famous Pulled Pork BBQ down to the handmade Creamy Coleslaw. Come experience their flavors that are BBQ Express!
Chelsea McGhee Studios
A variety of classes for children and adults, including private event painting sessions for birthday parties, girls night out, corporate events, team building, bachelorette parties and baby showers.
Food, drinks, package liquor and entertainment.
Blue Moon Bikes Vintage Sting Ray Museum
Blue Moon Bikes owner Rod Griffis has been an antique bicycle collector for more than a decade. He actively collects antique bikes, and Schwinn Sting-rays are his specialty. Rod's collection is world renowned for its completeness and authenticity. His extensive collection features Schwinn Sting-Rays from 1963 through the 1980's.
Historic Self-Guided Tours
DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau Books are available to assist you.
Sycamore State Street Theatre
The Sycamore State Theater opened as the Fargo theater on November 28, 1925. The 900 seat, single screen Fargo theater was built at a cost of $115,000 by Henry Fargo of Geneva. The theater opened to live stage performances, silent movies, and a large Geneva Pipe organ. The first sound system was added in December 1928 at a cost of $20,000. In June of 1939 the Fargo theater was one of the first buildings to have air conditioning in DeKalb County. The Fargo became the State Theater August 6, 1940. The State Theater had a long run as a movie theater until November 1972 when lack of attendance the theater closed. It operated as a church for the next 17 years. For 9 months in 1989 the State Theater was bought with the vision of holding live country music shows once again the theater was closed due to lack of attendance. The State was made a three-screen theater in 1990 by splitting the large theater in half and making the old stage a third screen. The State Theater was home to the first Sycamore Film Festival in September 2011.
Chick N Shack
Dine In - Take Out - Local Delivery Let Chick'n Shack Cater your next party. OUR HOURS Tuesday, Wednesday 3:30 - 8:30 Thursday - Saturday 11:30 - 8:30 Sunday 11:30 - 7:00 Closed Mondays
Art Attack offers a variety of classes, hosts private events, and has an artist gallery for viewing. Art Attack is a place for empowering self-expression and freedom through art.
Hampton Inn & Suites - DeKalb
Located just moments from Northern Illinois University, with easy access to I-88 and the Historic Lincoln Highway (Route 38), the Hampton Inn hotel in DeKalb, IL, offers a comfortable base for guests traveling on business or vacationing in DeKalb, Illinois. The hotel is near golf courses and shops, restaurant and pubs in quaint downtown DeKalb and Sycamore. Stay connected with free WiFi, work in comfort at the ergonomic desk or watch movies on the HDTV. Sleep soundly on the clean and fresh Hampton bed® before waking to Hampton’s free hot breakfast buffet, offering a variety of hot and cold favorites. Exercise at this hotel in DeKalb, IL, in the free fitness center or relax in the indoor swimming pool. Buy snacks from the 24-hour Suite Shop, and enjoy free tea and coffee, and information about what to see and do in DeKalb, in the welcoming lobby any time of the day or night. Stay connected with useful services and amenities in the free 24-hour business center or hold a successful event for up to 30 people in the 627 sq. ft. meeting room. Amenities include: Suite Shop, Fitness Center, Indoor Pool, Complimentary Continental “On the House” Breakfast, Handicapped Accessible, Meeting Room up to 32, Wi-Fi Access, Business Center, Guest Laundry, Refrigerators and microwaves in every room
Carmike Cinemas Market 10
Hours: Sunday-Saturday: 12:00pm-10:00pm Carmike Cinemas is a movie theatre that screens new releases and special showings of films such as theatre and arts.
Tom & Jerry's - DeKalb
Known as "King of the Gyros" and available for dine in, carry out, drive thru, or ALL DAY DELIVERY, Tom & Jerry's has been serving up great eats in DeKalb county for over 30 years! Homemade Italian Beef Sandwiches, All Beef Chicago Red Hot Dogs, Homemade Soups, Garden Fresh Salads, Baby Back Ribs, Fried Chicken & Wings, Milk Shakes, Avalanches, Floats, & Much, much more! Kids eat for $2.95 everyday! Delicious HOMEMADE Catering available! ALL DAY DELIVERY
DeKalb Public Library
The DeKalb Public Library is open 7 days a week to serve our community. The library has over 150,000 items including books, DVDs, compact discs, audio books, and subscriptions to over 300 periodicals. During the 2010-2011 fiscal year, customers checked out 455,192 items.
Ribs on the River & Whitewater Festival
The smell of BBQ ribs will be wafting around the Bicentennial Riverfront Park as the United City of Yorkville hosts its 4th annual Ribs on the River backyard BBQ contest! Enjoy Whitewater events, food and entertainment throughout the day. For more information or to register to participate in the BBQ contest, contact the Yorkville Parks and Recreation Department.
North Grove School
North Grove School, 3 miles northwest of Sycamore, was built in 1878 by the Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church as a parochial and Sunday school. Pupils of diverse ethnic backgrounds learned their lessons in Swedish, even several years after the DeKalb County public school system purchased the school in 1880. The Sycamore unit district acquired the school in 1949, and it continued as a school until 1952, when it was closed. The North Grove community continued to lovingly maintain the building and used it as a neighborhood social center for many years. Classroom in School Upon the closing of North Grove School in 1952, all furnishings were removed. However many furnishings from old Sycamore schools were still in storage in the 1960s when the Natural Resource Center in Genoa began using the site for special education programs. The school was refurbished and re-supplied using these furnishings, with additional period pieces being donated by private citizens. In 1970 North Grove School at 26745 Brickville Road (Map) was listed in the Illinois Directory of Historical Buildings. On May 24, 2012 the United States Department of the Interior placed the school and its outbuildings on the National Register of Historical Places. Today the school is still owned by the Sycamore School District but is leased to and lovingly cared for by the North Grove School Association, whose goal is to preserve this educational icon for future generations.
Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees
Located at 210 SOUTH POINTE COURT, DeKalb Illinois 60115. Chicago Golf and Tiki Tees course commands some of the finest views of Dekalb open space and trails. The facility features a challenging 9-hole championship golf course. Its beautiful, mature and lush foliage and trees complement the manicured greens, tees and fairways. Combined with its exceptional course design, golfers of all skill levels return time and again to play. There is also a Club House, Tiki Bar for outdoor events, and indoor banquet hall for up to 160 guests.
Grassroots Juicery & Café, LTD
Locally owned and operated Grassroots Juicery & Café in Sycamore, IL is committed to promoting the overall health and fitness of our community. To advance this wholesome lifestyle based on health and local community, they offer a range of made-to-order fruit and vegetable juices and smoothies, as well as fresh wraps, soups, salads, oatmeal, baked goods, and other nutritional offerings. To the greatest extent possible, they use organic, environmentally-friendly and sustainably-grown ingredients, and source from local growers. Whatever your needs, whether they be plant-based, gluten-free, diabetic, weight-loss, detoxification, athletic and fitness training, or you’ve just decided it is finally time to maintain a healthy diet as part of a fit lifestyle, Grassroots Juicery & Cafe has something for you.
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