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January 9th is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day. Across the nation, citizens can show their support to the men and women that have taken an oath to keep law-abiding citizens safe.  Law Enforcement Officers of every rank and file have selected a profession that puts their life on...
Local DeKalb (IL) Veteran Marshall Boyle appeared on Chicago's FOX 32 News as part of a special segment on lifestyles of veterans suffering from PTSD and other emotional challenges from military duty. On the 9:00 PM Tuesday evening news, Fox 32 reported on a local organization that uses guitars...
On November 25, 2019 the City Council approved a parking ordinance to implement resident permit parking for Hanna Court. Residents of Hanna Court requested participation of their street in the Safe Streets Initiative. A two-week grace period will run from January 7, 2020 through...
Henry Mayfield Jr., a United States Army Specialist from Chicago's southern suburb of Hazel Crest (IL), was killed when a militant based group attacked a military airbase in Kenya early Sunday morning. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment and had only been in Kenya for two months. 23-year-old Mayfield Jr. was one of...
NIU will be celebrating its 125th anniversary starting this January 2020. The year-long celebration will feature special events, history projects, music, entertainment, fine arts, service projects and more. In September of 1895, NIU founders used a #2 lead pencil to formally break ground on construction...
Illinois has dropped to the sixth most populated state, with Pennsylvania taking over the fifth spot. For the past five years, big cities like Chicago, as well as other large metropolitan areas, have been associated with the American dream. However, residents have also been regularly leaving these big metro cities...
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The City of DeKalb and the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb will hold a Public Meeting on Friday, December 27, 2019, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in City Council Chambers, 200 South Fourth Street, Second Floor, in DeKalb, IL to share the results of...
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LRS refuse collection will be delayed one day during the weeks of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday collections will be Thursday, Friday, and Saturday both weeks. LRS will provide a special collection of Christmas trees for the first two weeks...
On December 15, 2019, at approximately 11:55pm, the DeKalb Police Department responded to 904 W. Hillcrest Drive in reference to a report of gunfire. As a DeKalb Police Officer was arriving on scene, he observed a suspicious vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed....
As of Monday, December 9, the Public Works Department had completed the second and final cycle of fall leaf collection for 2019. Crews will continue “clean up” through the end of this week, weather permitting, to collect leaf piles that had previously been blocked by parked cars...
DeKalb | Cortland Elementary School students gave their teachers an A-plus on their fundraising efforts to support local education and funds for general activities fund to offset costs for participation prizes and student incentives.  Teachers, Assistant Principal and Principal Hilliard from Cortland Elementary School...
Custom Aluminum of Genoa and South Elgin presented DeKalb County Community Gardens with a check to be used for the newly constructed and soon to open Genoa Area Community Food Hub (GACFH). The GACFH will address the root causes of poverty and provide economic vitality that has the...