As the western anchor of the booming I-88 corridor, DeKalb, Illinois is a hotspot for growth and opportunity in Northern Illinois. Easy access to DeKalb from the Chicago area adds to its appeal. Yet, in spite of its proximity to Chicagoland, DeKalb maintains its own unique character as a rapidly growing university community with both urban and rural roots. While the edge of the city bustles with new development, other parts of town pay homage to its distinctive history and create an atmosphere for higher learning as home to Northern Illinois University (NIU). Explore and enjoy DeKalb — Northern Illinois’ foremost destination for entertainment, shopping and dining, esteemed education and healthcare institutions, and overall charm. This map is provided compliments of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce to help you navigate the city. For more information about DeKalb, visit www.dekalb.org or call (815) 756-6306.