I grew up in Illinois and had the chance to catch a few games at NIU back in the day. It's been a few years since I've been back, but have friends who are Huskies alums. DeKalb isn't far at all from campus, so you should be fine.
Posted By: UTAuley
Date: Friday 10 August 2018, at 12:44 pm
DeKalb/NIU isn't exactly a hot-bed of activity for your after-hours, but if you're interested in catching other games or the local bar scene, stop by Fatty's. The food is really good (it's a pub/grill not a bar, so kids are welcome -- but as "the" pre/post game spot, it can get a bit roudy). They're "famous" for cajun potato salad, but they also make some huge sandwiches and black angus burgers.