DeKalb

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DeKalb’s location makes it convenient to downtown Chicago and O’Hare International Airport. Yet, in spite of its proximity to the Chicago region, DeKalb remains apart, maintaining its own unique character with both urban and rural roots with school spirit as home to Northern Illinois University. ?Here you can enjoy museums, live theater and music, sports, unique shops, great restaurants, recreational facilities and more.

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Fun Facts!

  • The first name proposed for the Lincoln Highway was the Coast-to-Coast Rock Highway.
  • By 1927 90% of Americans owned an automobile.
  • The Town of Fulton, Illinois has an authentic, working Dutch windmill.
  • Chicago Heights Illinois is known as The Crossroads of the Nation, because the Lincoln and Dixie Highways intersect.
  • The very first Seedling Mile is located in Malta, Illinois.