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Another TIF project up for review in DeKalb. After a previous rendering, John Pappas submitted a revised proposal for the old Mooney building, located at the corners of Fourth & Locust Streets. The new complex will have 86 luxury apartment units (more than the original plan calling for 76), both...
The Genoa-Kingston All School Alumni Association will hold its Biennial Dinner Meeting on Saturday, June 22, 2019 at the Genoa Veterans Home, 311 South Washington Street, Genoa, Illinois 60135. The dinner meeting is for all alumni, any former students and any current or former employees of the Genoa-Kingston School District. The...
Welcome to Sycamore Speedway’s Fan Spotlight! This has been an idea we have been throwing around for a little while now and on Saturday, June 1st, 2019 we spotted the perfect image and knew we needed to launch this idea. After a 10 minute downpour, which we were not planning...
Come to downtown Sycamore on Thursday, June 6 from 4-8 p.m for an evening of fun, silent auctions, vendors, deals, and more to support Breast Cancer Awareness & Prevention. Event time: is 4-8 p.m. Silent Auction 4-7:30 p.m. (Inside Paulsen's) Ladies Night Out is an event that encompasses the downtown for the...
I have attended many Memorial Day events during my lifetime, but for several reasons, the ceremony I witnessed today in Genoa, Illinois seemed to most appropriately reflect the occasion. After a short parade that wound its way through the city, from the Veterans Home to the Genoa Township Cemetery, hundreds...
The City of DeKalb has stepped up its game to make DeKalb a place to visit on Memorial Day, as well as honoring Veterans and current military members. On Friday, the Street Department staff led by DeKalb Street Superintendent, Andy Raih, and members of his team placed "DeKalb Hometown...
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The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded program intended to increase affordable housing, and community and economic opportunities for low-and moderate-income residents of the City of DeKalb. The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) requires the City to submit a Consolidated Plan every five years plus...
Give DeKalb County had another successful year, raising a total of $749,244 for DeKalb County Nonprofit Organizations on May 2, 2019! Here is the "Thank You" message from the Give DeKalb County website: "Thank you to everyone who participated in Give DeKalb County on May 2, 2019! Give DeKalb County is...
Tickets are still available for the 3rd Annual DeKalb Music Boosters Kentucky Derby Night, "Hats, Horses & Harmony," on Friday, May 3, 2019 from 6:30 - 11:00 p.m. at the River Heights Golf Course Clubhouse (1020 Sharon Drive, DeKalb, IL). The derby event will have simulated horse races with great...
DeKalb County residents will be able to drop off Electronics Items for recycling on Saturday, May 4, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Proof of DeKalb County residency is required. Items accepted include Office Equipment, Small Home Appliances, Home Entertainment Devices, and Computer Devices. Items not accepted include Large Home...
A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 to acknowledge the 4.5 million dollar expansion of the Egyptian Theatre. This date marks the 90th anniversary of the building of the original theater in DeKalb. Part of the 4.5 million dollar expansion will be supplemented by $2.5 million the...
Cinco de Mayo literally means "5th of May." Many Americans mistakenly think it is Mexican Independence Day, but that is actually on September 16. What Cinco de Mayo commemorates is the Mexican army's victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The Battle of Puebla had significance...