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To accommodate demolition work at the corner of First Street and Route 38, the First Street northbound lanes will close at Franklin Street on Tuesday, May 23 and Wednesday, May 24, 2017 during normal work hours. A temporary detour will direct northbound traffic on First Street east on Franklin...
Enjoy the arts and discover something new this summer! The NIU Community School of the Arts (CSA) offers a variety of programs for children and adults, including private music lessons. Private lessons are available for violin, piano and guitar, as well as banjo, mandolin, trumpet, steelpan, flute, saxophone, voice and...
As we enter mosquito season, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reminding Illinoisans of the best ways to avoid being bitten. Different types of mosquitoes can carry different types of diseases, like West Nile virus and Zika virus, but steps you can take to protect yourself from...
Promotion to Generate Stop Over Traffic The DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport has lowered its jet fuel price from $3.90/gal to $2.40/gal to generate additional stop-over traffic. The price reduction is part of an economic development strategy to stimulate business interest in the DeKalb County area by increasing corporate air traffic. Pilots are encouraged...
The City of DeKalb Police Department is launching a crime prevention initiative. The DeKalb Police Department created a brief public service announcement in an effort to reduce burglaries to motor vehicles. They encourage residents to keep valuables out of their vehicle. If valuables are kept in a vehicle, keep...
The DeKalb Police Department has been investigating non-specific threats regarding possible violence that may occur at the DeKalb High School. The DeKalb Police Department is actively investigating this incident and at present have not found any credible evidence to substantiate the threats or to cause concern. However, based on recent...
The City of Sycamore Building and Engineering department has issued a construction notice in relation to roadway improvements tentatively scheduled to begin soon after Memorial Day. Prior to roadway construction, property owners have the opportunity to replace their water or sewer lines. The first phase of roadway work is tentatively...
Electronic waste collections will continue in 2017 for DeKalb County. DC Trash of Cortland Illinois will serve as the County’s electronics waste vendor. Below is a list of days and locations to drop off your unwanted electronics. Residents are welcome to recycle any item with a plug or a...
To help revive the shrinking populations of the monarch butterfly and other pollinators, the Illinois Department of Transportation is adjusting its mowing routine along state highways this spring and summer. The approach, part of IDOT's overall effort to encourage green and sustainable practices in all its programs and projects,...
Plan to attend Kishwaukee College's 2nd Annual Homeschool Visit Day this Thursday, May 18th from 8:30 AM TO 11:30 AM. You have given your students the benefit of small class sizes and a hands-on education. Now, it is time for College. Attend the Kishwaukee College Annual Homeschool Visit Day to learn...
Thank you to everyone who expressed their generosity by donating through Give DeKalb County on May 4. Give DeKalb County is a 24-hour fundraising event coordinated by the DeKalb County Nonprofit Partnership—a program of the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The funds raised in 2017 benefited over 75 nonprofit organizations located...
The Illinois Office of Tourism and the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau are proud to announce the second Illinois Made Maker for DeKalb County, Jonamac Orchard. DeKalb, IL: Cory Jobe, Director of the Illinois Office of Tourism announced Jonamac Orchard in Malta, Illinois as the second Illinois Made Maker...