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Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

Festive events bring the holiday spirit to DeKalb

By Jacob Roushia | December 17, 2019

DeKalb - Organizations including NIU’s Supportive Professional Staff Council, the Egyptian Theatre and The DeKalb Public Library will host festive events throughout December.Supportive Professional Staff CouncilNIU’s Supportive Professional Staff...

Fiesta shows Latino Culture in DeKalb

By Katie Charland | September 22, 2013

Latino heritage pride brought vendors and dancing to downtown DeKalb this weekend.Conexion Comunidad hosted its annual fiesta Saturday.“It’s a great event,” said Dan Kennui, 59, of DeKalb, with a smile on his face as he looked around at the people...

Genevieve Schatz, lead singer of Company of Theives, sings the
lyrics to one of their songs on Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre,
135 N. Second Street, during this year’s Middlewest Fest.

More than music booms during Middlewest Fest

By Dave Gong | September 12, 2011

Middlewest Fest 2011 provided more than music and entertainment in downtown DeKalb for local business owners. Several businesses took advantage of the weekend’s festivities to promote sales to festival-goers and customers wandering the downtown area....

Middlewest on the Maps

By Jerene-Elise Nall | September 7, 2011

DeKALB | Next week, the Chicago indie rockers of Maps and Atlases will retrace their route back to DeKalb to play the band's (and DeKalb's) second Middlewest Fest. The Northern Star got to follow up with guitarist Erin Elders about playing last year at...

Live Lunch amps up DeKalb’s Farmers Market

By Heather Skrip | June 20, 2011

Thursday afternoon in Van Buer Plaza means more than just DeKalb's Farmers Market now that the Live Lunch Music Series is in full swing. The event, produced by the Egyptian Theatre for the third year, provides the weekly farmers market with local entertainment....

Milt Westlake, owner of, Norway Farms Produce, rearranges his produce at the DeKalb Farmers Market  Thursday afternoon. Norway Farms has been selling their produce for 15 years at this farmers market.

Farmer’s market brings fresh produce, faces to DeKalb

By Mary Torres | August 26, 2010

DeKALB | At the farm stand for Theis Farm II, the ears of corn are marked with a large sign: "Picked This Morning." Every Thursday from June 3 to Sept. 25, DeKalb's Van Buer Plaza fills with canopies shading an assortment of goods and people alike. From...