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The City of DeKalb is now accepting applications for FY2020 Human Services Funding. Pending City Council approval of the 2020 budget, grant funds totaling approximately $150,000 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...
A throwback to the great hometown parades of the past, the City of Cortland (IL) will be hosting an old-fashion parade and chilli cookoff. The parade will take place on Sunday, October 13 stepping off at 1:00 PM in the downtown area. The parade...
On October 3rdat approximately 5:00am, the DeKalb Police Department responded to Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital in regard to an individual who was shot in the hand.  The victim, Jorge Barrios, reported as he was walking near his home, a vehicle pulled up next to him, and an occupant...
Keyless Ignition Vehicles Can Be Hazardous Sycamore, IL. October 2, 2019– The Sycamore Fire Department (SFD) has provided this information in the past; however, we are presenting this important material again because there was another local incident this past week.  Luckily, there were no injuries.  This...

POT or NOT

As the marijuana issue continues for discussion there will be many things to consider.  In DeKalb County, there will probably be one or two licenses issued due to the size of the population and economic standing within the communities in the county. Sycamore is evaluating the...
DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith is soliciting input from City residents who may be interested in filling the unexpired term of Fourth Ward Alderman Pat Fagan, who resigned his seat effective September 26. This appointment will run through the next aldermanic election in April 2021.
The City of DeKalb receives approximately $400,000 in Federal Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds each year. The use of CDBG funds must meet at least one of the National Objectives of benefiting low and moderate income citizens, aiding in the elimination of slum and blighted areas,...
Another great event for the DeKalb Corn Classic runners.  "The rain could not stop the runners from attending," said one of the event organizers Cohen Barnes. Barnes, the owner of Sundog, also was pleased with the number of runners this year, exceeding the number from the 2018 race.
A mobile friendly site providing voter enrichment and empowerment! The release date is set for 01/15/2020 just in time for the March 17th 2020, general primary election. Use your smart phone, tablet or laptop to: • Check the status of your registration...
After months of planning for a more comprehensive bus transportation service throughout the City of DeKalb, a new bus service was supported by a majority of the DeKalb City Council members at Monday's meeting (Tracy Smith was absent). This is a multiple phase program including providing transportation...
The DeKalb City Clerk saga continues as the City Manager Bill Nicklas has prepared a different scenario for the council to consider. The newest proposal would eliminate the deputy clerk position, while some of the duties would still fall under the responsibility of his executive assistant.
Thrivent Financial local coordinator Dustin J. Miller announced that the organization continues to support local DeKalb County School Teachers. Staff members from Thrivent Financial DeKalb office dropped off 55 bags of classroom supplies for new teachers in the Dekalb school district. Thrivent Financial...