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As bitter cold creeps into Illinois, the state's frontline weather responders remind motorists that preparation can help take the bite out of winter this season. The Illinois Department of Transportation, Illinois State Police and the Illinois Tollway encourage motorists to prepare for wintry driving conditions and remember: "Winter Weather...
On November 20, 2017 at 9:15am, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Deputies responded to the home of Vernon and Jane Johnson in the 5000 block of Old State Rd., Kirkland for a report of a gunshot victim. The call was received through 911 that the victim (Jane Johnson, D.O.B. 12/16/44)...
Sixteen high school football teams will battle for eight state titles Nov. 24-25 at Northern Illinois University’s Huskie Stadium when the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) State Football Championships return to DeKalb for the third time in five years. The IHSA Destination DeKalb Committee expects to welcome 30,000 visitors to...
The 2017 Leaf Pick Up Program in Sycamore will end next Wednesday, November 22, 2017. The City cannot guarantee that all leaves placed on the parkway near the end of the program will be picked up. For this reason, they ask for your cooperation in raking early and encourage the use of...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists recently presented a donation to the Kishwaukee Family YMCA to help support their Strong Kids program. Aaron Nevdal, physical therapist at Northern Rehab’s DeKalb Main and Rochelle clinics was pleased to present Kishwaukee Family YMCA’s CEO Mark Spiegelhoff and Development Director Debbie Madeley the...
The DeKalb County Health Department observes the annual Great American Smokeout on Thursday, November 16, to help support the American Cancer Society’s initiatives. The American Cancer Society, along with the DeKalb County Health Department encourages community members to use the date to make a plan to quit smoking. The Great American Smokeout is...
DeKalb County Clerk/Recorder Doug Johnson is advising citizens and landowners to be cautious of letters circulated by a company named LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE from Pekin, IL.. LOCAL RECORDS OFFICE is offering to provide a copy of the landowner’s deed to them for $89 dollars. ALL of this information is available from...
Thirty-eight high school and fifty-one middle school students from the Sycamore School District were recently selected to participate in the 2017 Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Orchestras, Bands, Jazz Bands, and Choirs. Students who made All-District groups performed audition material for judges in competitive auditions in October. The students...
Most hunting incidents involve tree stands The Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens with the first weekend of firearm hunting this weekend, Nov. 17-19, and hunters in Illinois are reminded to make safety their top priority throughout all of Illinois' busiest hunting seasons. "This is prime time for hunting in Illinois, and...
This fall, $111,975 was awarded in Farny. R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund grants to support music education. Recipients include 27 nonprofits and community organizations across the Midwest region of the United States, including some located in DeKalb County, IL. As a donor advised fund established at the DeKalb County Community...
City of DeKalb officials are considering a police department proposal to impose new parking restrictions in the areas adjacent to the Northern Illinois University campus in an effort to prevent the crime problems that have been occurring there in the past few weeks. A plan submitted to the City Council...
This fall, 31 local nonprofits and community organizations will have support for a variety of projects aimed at serving the needs of the community. Distributions from the fall Community Needs Grant program total $152,460, all made possible through donor generosity and the power of endowment. Community Needs Grants are available...