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Hometown Sports Bar and Grills Stage Left, 249 E. Lincoln Highway, hosted Halloween-themed drag show performance on Oct. 21. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Hometown Sports Bar and Grill hosted Halloween edition of NightCaps drag show

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 26, 2022

The Friday night crowd at Hometown Sports Bar and Grill's Stage Left was quiet as the lights dimmed, then chords pierced through the air as SWEETIE, a band from Chicago played.  After a riveting performance by the band, composed of Jo Pennington on...

Corn Fest offers fun for all, rain or shine

By Sabreena Saleem | September 1, 2014

Despite thunderstorms Friday, bands that performed at Corn Fest’s Sound Stage, the festival’s main stage, still managed to shine.Sound Stage was accessible to everyone, whether attendees were inside the Beer Garden, near the food vendors on First...

Party like it’s the end of the world

By Brooke Shinberg | December 9, 2012

Whether the world ends or not, there will be plenty of opportunities to live it up on Dec. 21. The House Cafe, 236 E. Lincoln Highway, is holding a party with various bands and DJs performing. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show ends at 2 a.m. The acts...

Hometown Sports Bar and Grill, located at 241 E. Lincoln Hwy., is now under new ownership after previously being Upper Deck and Filo Spinatos.

Sports bar and grill changes ownership

By Eric Beesley | March 1, 2011

DeKALB | The former Upper Deck Sports Bar and Grill has changed ownership and is now called the Hometown Sports Bar and Grill, 241 E. Lincoln Highway. Tom Schmidt, the new owner of the restaurant, said they are excited about this new opportunity. "We...