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Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to fraudulent websites to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities or causes. Exercise caution in handling any email with a COVID-19-related subject line, attachment, or hyperlink, and be wary of social media pleas, texts,...
To fellow Sycamore citizens and friends in DeKalb County: The COVID-19 virus has certainly changed our lives. It seems our conversations, our shopping habits, our gatherings, and our thoughts are centered around safety and health precautions. I am so proud of...
Note from DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith: As I was driving down North First Street, I happened to glance at two signs that resonated with me…One, on an electronic church sign, read “Help One Another.” The other, posted on a real estate office sign,...
The DeKalb Police Department announces the implementation of the department’s Body Camera Pilot Program described in the FY2020 budget initiative. Over the next few months, a limited number of officers will be wearing body cameras during their tours of duty. The officers will test and evaluate three different...
Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will continue the Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) home collection services in 2020. Collections for HHW will occur during the months listed below. Residents must submit their requests before the deadlines listed below to ensure a scheduled pickup.
The 2020 Census is well underway and is ready for America to respond as the first invitations are arriving in the mail to an estimated 140 million households between last Thursday, March 12 and this Friday, March 20. The letters will...
The 2020 Illinois primary voting on Tuesday, March 17 is slow according to County Clerk and Recorder, Doug Johnson. The midday reports were less than normal according to one precinct judge. "This election is slower than most primaries" commented Andy Small, DeKalb 9th Precinct Polling Judge.  "Not sure if it is...
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Measures *UPDATE* The DeKalb Public Library will be closed from Saturday, March 14 – Sunday, March 29. In response to President Trump’s declaration of a State of Emergency and Governor Pritzker’s decision to close all Illinois K-12 schools, the library has...
To assist in limiting the spread of COVID-19, Sycamore Library will close on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 with a planned reopening on Monday, March 30, 2020. These safety measures are being taken only out of concern for the health and safety of our community. All due dates have...
The public is invited to a Third Ward meeting with Alderman Tracy Smith to discuss concerns or issues within DeKalb, as well as upcoming road work, downtown work, and clean up of properties. The meeting will take place on Thursday, March 19, 2020, from...
The DeKalb County Democratic Party encourages local voters to take part in the primary voting process. In a telephone interview with Jim Luebke, Chair of the local DeKalb County Democratic Party, there is a need to know the candidates and to participate in the primary election. "There are...
The monthly meeting of the DeKalb Economic Development Commission was held last Friday and during the meeting, City Manager Bill Nicklas advise the commission that the new tech site would be discussed and reviewed during the Monday Night Council Meeting.  The initial development known as Project Ventus would...