DeKalb is home to Northern Illinois University, the first estate whiskey distillery in Illinois, and where barbed wire was invented. The historic Egyptian Theatre is the heartbeat of downtown and is the only one East of the Rocky’s. Arts and culture thrives featuring national, regional and local talent. Explore our museums or one of our 44 parks. Downtown is a shopping destination filled with vintage finds, antiques, restaurants and hand-made confections. Our history is embedded in the rich farmland that surrounds our area. Be sure to attend one of our many annual events including, Corn Fest, Kite Fest, and the Kishwaukee Fest Parade.
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