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On Thursday, November 29, 2018, Fire Chief Eric Hicks will retire from the DeKalb Fire Department after nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the City of DeKalb. Upon Chief Hicks’ retirement, Deputy Chief Jeff McMaster will assume the role of Interim Fire Chief. Deputy Chief McMaster is a 23-year veteran of...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists held their annual community collection of winter coats and accessories for the Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry. A very large donation of coats, boots, scarves, hats and mittens were recently delivered. “We are so glad to partner with the SUMC Coat Ministry each...
On November 6th we elected a new Governor-elect, JB Pritzker. As a vintage campaign bumper sticker from past Party Chair Eileen Dubin states: "Happiness is a New Governor"! The Blue Wave that we all helped make swept many of our Democratic candidates into office and laid a solid foundation for...
As we continue to move into the winter season, bitter cold temperatures will become more prevalent. The Fire Department urges all citizens to take steps to prepare themselves for extreme cold temperatures. Some of those precautions include: Maintain awareness of local warming centers Dress appropriately for winter weather and...
The 25th Annual Holiday Lights Train by the Waterman & Western Railroad (aka Pete’s Train) will pull out of the station beginning Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 5:00 p.m., and run on weekends (Fri. - Sun.) through December 23rd. The free train rides go past hundreds of holiday displays with...
Presented by: Communication is the foundation of customer service. This training session will provide you with the knowledge to enhance your customer service skills to help your business prosper and set it apart from others of its kind. We tend to think everyone thinks and says things like us, they...
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 starting Thanksgiving Day, and ending on January 2, 2019. The wreath is...
After thirty years with the DeKalb Fire Department, Chief Eric Hicks had been thinking about retiring sometime in the near future; however, administrative reductions recently announced for the department convinced him that now was the right time to go. Chief Hicks' last day of work will be November 29, 2018. His...
Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Wondering what to do with that used oil after you're done? Bring your used cooking oil or grease to the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District main plant (1301 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb) from 9 a.m. - Noon on Friday, November 23 and they will put it in...
On a Sunday afternoon when business is usually slow in downtown DeKalb, Tapa La Luna was the place to be. A unique fund raiser was being held to honor the late co-owner, Rob Deshazer, where people donated the shirts off their back, as well as other clothing items. This...
The 2018 Genoa State of the City Address, hosted by the Genoa Area Chamber of Commerce, had one major difference from previous years. In past years, Administrative Consultant Joe Misurelli did a large portion of the presentation. Sadly, Misurelli passed away unexpectedly right before Christmas last year. In his absence,...
It is with great pleasure that the Maple Park Board of Trustees announce the hiring of Lou Larson as the new Public Works Director. Mr. Larson has over 25 years of experience in municipal government, and years of construction experience. He holds an Associates Degree from Kishwaukee College and...