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Water main construction begins July 17. The planned capital improvements involve replacing aging, breakage prone water mains with large diameter, ductile iron mains. Main replacements will occur in the roadway. Residents can expect parking restrictions and limited driveway access as the contractor backfills trenches. Residents directly affected by the...
The DeKalb Park District is hosting public input meetings to discuss with Nature Trail users potential ideas, concepts, and elements that can be incorporated into the Nature Trail restoration plan. The meetings will be held at the Hopkins Park Shelter House this Wednesday, June 28th at 7:00 pm and this Thursday,...
Two Public Hearings are scheduled in DeKalb County on July 13th, 2017, both having to do with Special Use Permits to increase current agritainment businesses already currently operating in the County: P.I.N. 02-29-200-016: Jason & Joni Watson currently operate a small roadside stand selling pumpkins from the last week of September to...
Lions Park on Taylor Street in DeKalb is undergoing an extensive makeover! According to DeKalb Park District Superintendent of Marketing & Golf Operations, Scott deOliveira, the District received a grant for the reconstruction of the park and needs to get a 'sign off' from the grant provider before they can...
DeKalb County Health Department officials remind residents that bats are active this time of year, which means the possibility of exposure to rabies is increasing. Bats are the primary carriers of rabies in Illinois. You cannot tell by looking at a bat if it is rabid.  Changes in any...
Looking for something fun to do, and stay close to home? The Sycamore History Museum continues to offer a variety of programs for all ages. They are also excited to announce some new summer partnership in addition to their regular programs! Guided Walking Tours will be offered on July 2...
THE WALL THAT HEALS is scheduled for display, July 13th - 16th, 2017 at the East Sycamore Park off Airport Road, in Sycamore, Illinois. The Wall That Heals Committee is looking for volunteers to help set the wall up upon arrival on the 12th, help during the display of...
DeKalb County, Il. has been awarded federal funds made available through the Department of Homeland Security / Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program DeKalb County, IL has been chosen to receive $60,185 to supplement emergency food and shelter programs in the County. The...
Somonuak Road Closure -The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that Somonauk Road, one half mile south of Chicago Road in Sandwich and Somonauk Townships is tentatively scheduled to be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, June 12th for the replacement of the bridge over Somonauk Creek. This closure is...
The fourth annual DeKalb County Barn Tour will take place on Saturday, August 12, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Livestock and grain farms, as well as repurposed barns, including a winery, are included in this year’s event. This unique opportunity to tour local historic barns is sponsored jointly...
With the new community center’s water and electrical lines laid and the foundation poured, things are looking up – literally! The concrete wall panels, fabricated by DuKane Precast in Aurora, arrived Wednesday and are in the process of being lifted and placed by a giant crane rented from O’Donnell...
Recreational Fires are a great way to enjoy special times together with families and friends. Recreational fires are generally small fires either in a fire pit or a commercially produced chamber, enclosure or screened enclosure. The Sycamore Fire Department wants you to enjoy these fires safely and not have...