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Dekalb

Rich in history, DeKalb captures the spirit the town while embracing the future 

 
When DeKalb was first established in 1837, it started out as a small community, but once the Chicago and Northwestern Transportation Company arrived the town started to see growth within their community. During DeKalb's earlier years, the town was mainly a manufacturing and agriculture town, but over time has steadily grown into a town that is known as a university community with urban and rural roots. Dekalb is home Northern Illinois University, which is known for its business, nursing, education, engineering, and music programs. For residents and visitors, Dekalb offers a variety of things to do; from shopping and recreational activities to dining and local entertainment, there's something for everyone. Northern Illinois University serves as the city's largest employer along with Kishwaukee Health System and Wal-Mart Super Center. 
 
2010 population census 43,862
 
Fun Fact:
Dekalb was originally known as 'Barb City" because barbed wire was invented here
 
Things to do/Events:
 
- Ellwood House Museum
- Shabbona Lake State park
- DeKalb Ag Memories
- Buena Vista Golf Course
- Carmike Market Square 10 Cinema 
- Parkside Bed and Breakfast 
- Hopkins Park Pool and Community Center
 

 

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  • Dekalb, IL

    Dekalb Welcome Sign
    Downtown Dekalb
    NIU Campus
    DeKalb
    NIU Huskie Stadium
    Morison Historical Society
    Post Office
  • Dekalb New Construction

    • 452 RUTLAND RD, DEKALB

      452 RUTLAND RD, DEKALB, IL Single Family for sale. $275,000 
      3 Bd / 2F/0H Ba
      1,950 sqft,  1 Stories

      Listing provided by Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)Courtesy of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group
    • 471 RUTLAND RD, DEKALB

      471 RUTLAND RD, DEKALB, IL Single Family for sale. $290,000 
      4 Bd / 2F/1H Ba
      2,232 sqft,  2 Stories

      Listing provided by Midwest Real Estate Data (MRED)Courtesy of Coldwell Banker The Real Estate Group