Sandwich is a city
located in DeKalb, Kendall, and LaSalle counties in Illinois. The city is home
to the DeKalb County Fair, better known as The Sandwich Fair, which was first
held in 1888 and is now the oldest continuing county fair in the state of
Illinois. Sandwich was named by Chicago politician "Long" John
Wentworth after he successfully fought to bring railroad access to the
community. Residents allowed him to name it, and so he named it after his
hometown of Sandwich, New Hampshire.