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Monday night City Council meeting will have on the agenda the future of the DeKalb City Clerk. The position of City Clerk in DeKalb, as in most Illinois localities, reflects both the rise of government in civil affairs, code changes and the increasing professionalization of the functions in the role...
It was a perfect day in DeKalb. John Lardas Sr., Owner-Operator, is proud to bring a new, upscale McDonald's to the DeKalb community. The new McDonald's has a new dining room, self-order kiosks, mobile-ordering, table service and a state of the art kitchen. It is exactly what DeKalb McDonald's...
On Monday, August 12, there will be a resolution presented to the Mayor of DeKalb and Council members regarding the position of City Clerk. Ordinance 2019-055 provides that the office of City Clerk shall hereafter be an appointive office, within the legal guidelines...
National Night Out culminates annually on the first Tuesday in August. The DeKalb National Night Out was held Tuesday evening in the Walmart parking lot and truly was a chance to support local DeKalb County Pride.National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie...
Papa John's Pizza in DeKalb will be honoring local DeKalb hometown military veterans.     The local Papa John's Pizza store is excited to announce a new veterans incentive program related to the local "DeKalb Hometown Hero" banner program. Papa John's Pizza will feature four...

News Update

News Update- Sycamore, IL: As of Friday morning, there is no official document regarding the fire on Saturday, July 27 at St. Albans Greens in Sycamore. Sycamore Fire Chief Peter S. Polarek confirmed that there is no official report at this time, but the Illinois State Fire Marshal has...
Update: On Sunday evening around 8 p.m., fire broke out in the building again and fire trucks were dispatched. The building was still smoking with hot spots still being monitored by the Sycamore Fire Department as of Sunday morning. Building A is a complete loss. According to the building owner,...
A massive fire filled the sky near downtown Sycamore, IL with smoke, as firefighters from all around the DeKalb County area fought a blaze at St. Albans Greens Apartments at 711 South Main Street.The apartments are owned and managed by Mason Properties in DeKalb. An unconfirmed report earlier said that...
Friday is the final event of Summer Reading at the Hickley Public Library (100 N. Maple Street). Don't miss the Bug Show at 6 p.m. (7/26). Encounter some of the world's largest and strangest bugs like the Madagascar Hissing Cockroach and the Goliath Bird-Eating Tarantula. All ages. No registration required. The...
Celebrate National Park and Recreation Month and see what the Sycamore Park District has to offer on Sunday, July 28 from 3-5 p.m. Tours of the Community Center Facility (480 Airport Rd) and Pathway Fitness orientations will be available. And be sure to spin the prize wheel while you’re there! From...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to report that $129,450 in spring Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants benefited a total of 29 nonprofits and community organizations across the greater Chicagoland area for music education. Congratulations to the spring 2019 grant recipients: Allied Health and Communicative Disorders, Northern IL University - $2,500 to bring evidence-based...
It's hot right now all around DeKalb County, and the weather is just warming up! The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across Northern Illinois for the next three days (Thursday - Saturday), with little relief in the evenings. The heat is expected to peak in intensity...