The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that the Union Pacific Railroad crossing at Illinois 23 (Fourth Street) and Illinois 38 (Lincoln Highway) in DeKalb will be closed to all traffic beginning Friday, Oct. 26, weather permitting. Repairs are expected to last up to four days. The closure is necessary to allow...
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The City of DeKalb is now accepting applications for FY2019 Human Services Funding. Pending City Council approval of the 2019 budget, grant funds totaling $144,500 will be made available to local not-for-profits with 501(c)(3) status who provide services to the elderly, the homeless, those at risk of homelessness, victims of domestic violence, individuals...
Non-Emergency City Phones Lines Temporarily Out of Service As of 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, the City of DeKalb is experiencing technical difficulties with the external telephone systems at all City buildings; buildings include City Hall,  The Fire Department,  The Police Department, and Public Works. The City’s 9-1-1 emergency lines...

Due Process

I wiki'd "due process" to better understand its meaning: Due process is the principle that the government must respect all of the legal rights that are owed to a person according to the law. Due process holds the government subservient to the law of the land protecting individual persons from...
In Julie Male’s GED Express class in October at Kishwaukee College, the students represented a cross section of what happens in high schools across the country, resulting in students’ dropping out—bored with school, falling in with the wrong crowd, illness and then falling behind in school work. As a...
This Thursday, November 18th is the United Way's annual Taste of the Vine Wine Tasting and Silent Auction fundraiser. Enjoy a night of wine tasting, appetizers and a fantastic silent auction to raise funds benefiting 30 local social service agencies in DeKalb County. Black Tie Trio will be providing...
The Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial in Kirkland has been desecrated over the past couple of years. Name panels have been ripped off, gang graffiti sprayed on the wall of the memorial, etchings ripped off, damage to the corners by skateboarders, and reports from the police chief of Kirkland of...
Just before the action item creating an "ordinance" for the DeKalb Public Library to accrue funds for capital improvements went to vote, Wendell Johnson (DKPL President) was asked: "Is there anything controversial about this measure?" Johnson replied, "Not unless you make it controversial." Skirting the law creates controversy.  The DKPL board, under...

Change.

Change. Voters wanted it. Voters made it happen. The 2010 Mid-Term Elections brought sweeping change to the U.S. House. Illinois has a new U.S. Senator, the 14th District has a new representative and the 16th Judicial has a new judge. DeKalb County has a new County Clerk and a...
Corporate Income Tax Refunds going Unpaid A recent report from the Illinois Department of Revenue shows that the State of Illinois owes over $730 million in corporate income tax refunds.  Unlike unpaid bills, however, unpaid tax refunds are not accounted for in the budget. The budget specifically shows unpaid bills...