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First Midwest Bank has announced it will close several local branches. According to sources 3 branches in the DeKalb area will be part of the 19 plus Banks/Branches that will closing in the Midwest. The Branch on 1029 Pleasant Street, DeKalb; the Branch at 2276 E US 54, Serena;...
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 60 cases from five states, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. The CDC investigation indicates pre-cut melons, including fruit salads, are a likely...
$2.2 Million Renovation Underway at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center DeKalb As part of a $2.2 million upgrade, Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital Cancer Center is launching the first of several phased construction projects, which will bring significant improvements to the facility for patients and staff members. The final phase of construction...
Arson Investigation On June 6th, 2018, in the early morning hours, the DeKalb Police responded to a fire in an apartment building, located in the 800 block of Ridge Drive.  The fire was determined to be arson.  The suspect(s) have not been apprehended at this time.  The investigation into this...
DeKalb County Treasurer Christine J. Johnson would like to remind taxpayers that the first installment of real estate taxes is due Today, Monday, June 4, 2018.  Taxes may be paid at most county banks, by mail, on-line, or in person at the Treasurer's Office at the DeKalb County Administration Building,...
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that beginning Monday, June 4, nighttime lane closures for resurfacing will resume on Illinois 23 in Sycamore between Peace Road and Oakland Drive. This work is part of a $4.4 million project consisting of sidewalk improvements and resurfacing on Illinois 23 from Fox Avenue in Sycamore...
Non-Emergency City Phones Lines Temporarily Out of Service As of 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 31, 2018, the City of DeKalb is experiencing technical difficulties with the external telephone systems at all City buildings; buildings include City Hall,  The Fire Department,  The Police Department, and Public Works. The City’s 9-1-1 emergency lines...
Phase Two of Safe Street Initiative Received from the DeKalb Police Department. City staff installs parking signs for Phase Two of Safe Street Initiative Parking restriction. The second Phase of the Safe Street Initiative were approved by City Council on April 9. Signs that display the new parking restrictions were installed...
On May 24, 2018, Mayor Jerry Smith accepted the resignation of City Clerk Susanna Herrmann. Ms. Herrmann has held office since May 2017, when she was sworn in after being elected to a four-year term as City Clerk. In her resignation, Ms. Herrmann indicated that she was resigning for personal reasons. “On behalf...
Rainy weather halted Union Pacific Railroad’s (UPRR) initial, maintenance plans to close the railroad crossing at the South First Street on Monday, May 21. However, the closing is rescheduled for tomorrow, May 25. The closure will remain in place for one day from as early as 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Staff has...
United by a common business culture, a new alliance between Northern Illinois Special Events, LLC, and DeKalb County Online has been signed. The acquisition cements Northern Illinois Special Events, LLC as the forerunner in the event promotion and management market, enhancing the company’s future growth and performance. DeKalb County...
The DeKalb County History Center (DCHC) was excited to receive a Grant from the DeKalb County Community Foundation. DCHC submitted a request to the Community Foundation Needs Grant program and was one of 20 proposals approved by the Community Foundation. The $75,000 grant will go towards a new building...