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Keep the Wreath Red! During this holiday season, the Sycamore Fire Department will be continuing the annual firehouse tradition of the Red Wreath Program. Both fire stations 1 & 2 will be displaying a wreath on the front of the buildings beginning Thanksgiving...
A local DeKalb resident contacted DeKalb County Online asking if there have been any reports of coyotes causing problems in the area. Coyotes have been seen locally along areas of the Kishwaukee River, NIU's north 40, adjacent farmland and near the DeKalb Park District land. "I...
The new DeKalb Park District sled hill is ready for snow and the people to start sledding. It seems as though the winter weather is here and just in time for the DeKalb Park District to open the new sled hill in Hopkins Park. A grand opening...
The DeKalb Chamber has a new address and is excited to show off their new home. Last week the Chamber staff spent three days boxing and packing for the move as well as unpacking and settling in at the new offices. Located on the second floor of...
When changing your clocks, give some attention to your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors Sycamore, IL - With daylight savings time on Sunday, November 3, 2019, the Sycamore Fire Department wants to remind residents to give much-needed attention to your smoke detectors and...
Halloween is a special time of year for kids (young and old) to have fun and go trick or treating. But there are few treats and too many tricks for our U.S. Military members serving overseas. Almost every year there seems to be candy leftover and parents and kids...
The DeKalb Elks Lodge 765 has challenged the DeKalb American Legion Post 66 with a matching grant program. This grant is in the amount of $3,500.00 with a dollar for dollar match for the purchase of American Legion Honor Guard/Color Guard Uniforms.   To help support this project the DeKalb...
Granger Construction will be building new 55+ communities at Old Mill Park in Sycamore (IL) and Riverbend in Genoa (IL). These new homes will be the perfect opportunity for those older couples and families wanting to downsize. The professionally designed floor plans incorporate the features that families...
New business opportunities were approved unanimously by members of the DeKalb City Council and DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith. After recent approval by the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission last Wednesday, the DeKalb City Council concurred on Monday evening to give the go-ahead for the new 1.2 million square...
The Genoa Township Park District (GTPD) Board of Commissioners is soliciting applicants for a vacant board position. The Individual appointed to the position will hold office through April 2023 election. The Genoa Township Park District board consists of seven elected members who serve unsalaried four-year terms. Individuals considering an...
Every Fall, the DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) seeks to recruit new volunteers for its Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is the governing body of any nonprofit organization like DCCG. Individuals who serve on the Board are responsible for overseeing the organization's activities; focusing on the...
The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission heard comments Wednesday night about the proposed manufacturing plant scheduled to be built south of I-88 off Illinois Route 23 and Guler Road. Jerry Krusinski, CEO of  Krusinski Construction, was requesting a permit to build an international food process and distributing plant...