Q98.5 has been having a blast spotlighting Stateline smalltowns in our feature feature called Smalltown Throwdown on Youtube. Sometimes bigger towns were once small towns. DeKalb, is one such town.If you attended NIU in DeKalb as I did or have resided in the town known for it's corn research, you will notice a drastic difference in the town from 1967 to today.

Let's travel back 48 years and take a look at DeKalb. 29 minutes of nostalgia from days gone by.

The film documents:

  • City Streets
  • NIU
  • City Government
  • Huskie College Football
  • Fire and Police Departments
  • and more

The documentary video was produced by Clark Cryor. Gary Hiland transferred the 16mm film and posted it to Youtube with the help of DeKalb Video Productions