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Dekalb is a small city in the state of Illinois, with a population of 43.862 residents at the 2010 census. Dekalb was founded in 1837 and remained a small community until the arrival of the Chicago and North Western Transportation Company. 

DeKalb is home to Northern Illinois University, which is the city's largest employer. Other large employers include Kishwaukee Health System, the local school district, a Wal-mart Super Center and a Super Target. DeKalb is also home to warehouses for several major companies, including Target, 3M, Nestlé, and Panduit. Dekalb is a great holiday destination for short holidays or quick weekend getaways.

Top 5 Things to Do in DeKalb

DeKalb is a city in DeKalb County, Illinois, United States. The populace was 39,018 according to the year 2000 census.

1. Browse in a library: The DeKalb Public Library is the cornerstone of a growing and dynamic community and provides easily accessible information and a welcoming environment to all its patrons. The Library's physical space was increased from 19,000 to 60,000 square feet to give more information and comfort to its clients.

2. Visit the famous stadium: The Huskie Stadium is primarily used for “American football, and is the home field of the Northern Illinois University” "Huskies". Huskie Stadium opened in the year 1965 and it can accommodate 31,000 people. 

3. Tour a Victorian mansion: A grand Victorian mansion is situated in a gorgeous park in the heart of DeKalb, Illinois. Inside, crystal chandeliers glitter, gilt mirrors shine, and traditional woodwork shimmer. A visit to this graceful home brings the past to life. The mansion stays with its unique furnishings just as when the Ellwood family lived here decades ago.

4. Relax playing golf: The 18-hole "River Heights" course at the River Heights Golf Club facility features 6,428 yards of golf from the longest tees for a par of 72. The course rating is 70.8 and it has a slope rating of 118 on Blue grass. 

5. Spend time in a library: Cortland Community Library started operating from a little blue colored building on July 3, 1984. The library shifted to its current site at 1907 Somonauk Road. Cortland Library has over 1400 DVDs that can be rented on a weekly basis.

Top Attractions Within Dekalb

Egyptian Theater is a one of a kind theater constructed with Egyptian motifs. The facade is covered with light sage terra cotta and features a 20 foot tall stained glass window bearing the ancient sacred scarab, holding up the sun god Ra while standing on the earth. On each side of the stained glass window are two huge pharaohs guarding over the entrance of the theater. The front of the theater is shaped like the gate of a great temple. The current marquee is the fourth marquee to adorn the theater and was commissioned during a recent restoration. 

The House Cafe
 is a family bistro and live entertainment venue located in downtown Dekalb. There are delicious food and drinks, and great bands are featured throughout the week, The House is the perfect place to gather. The menu is varied, with fresh bakery items, delicious wraps, sandwhiches and a flavourful vegetarian fare. There is also a great selection of teas and coffee drinks, as well as a premium assortment of beer and wine.

Elwood House MuseumThe magnificent estate is also a testimony to three generations of the Ellwood family whose tastes shaped the evolution of the house and grounds.As you visit Ellwood House you will be aware of the comfort and quality of workmanship that wealth could provide. At the same time, you also sense the warmth and hospitality of a family home that was lived in for almost one hundred years. It is a wonderful place that you must not miss on, should you want to visit Elwood House Museum.

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