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IDOT, IDNR remind motorists to drive cautiously during fall breeding season Autumn brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and a new set of driving habits for Illinois motorists. The Illinois Department of Transportation and Illinois Department of Natural Resources warn drivers to be vigilant during mating season as deer will be...
Two years ago, the cybercrime motto was, “It’s not a matter of if your company will be hit, it’s a matter of when.” Now, it’s a matter of knowing when your company is being hacked. Better Business Bureau’s just released study, the State of Cybersecurity Among Small Businesses in North...
The Promise Grants committee is accepting grant applications from charitable community organizations that provide services to underserved and marginalized people in DeKalb County. Promise Grants (Beca "Promisa") are supported by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and will distribute about $3,000 among selected nonprofits before the end of the year. Applications...
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a change to the construction schedule for work being performed on Illinois 23 in Sycamore and DeKalb. This $4.4 million project consists of ADA sidewalk improvements and resurfacing on Illinois 23 from Fox Avenue in Sycamore to Fourth Street in DeKalb. A majority of...
Tyler Elementary School PTO hosted a pumpkin painting and play day at Lion’s Park Shelter for District 428 students. Students brought their pumpkins to the shelter and could choose from an owl, Emoji face, mummy or confetti polka dots for decorating. Students, parents and their families enjoyed crafting while...
Updated 10/12/17 10:54 AM For many of us going to the grocery store consists of these steps: Get in our vehicle, drive a few miles to our preferred grocery store. Grab a shopping cart on the way in to the store, shop, and then pay for the food while an...
On Earth Day, 2016, the Citizen’s Environmental Commission of DeKalb and the DeKalb County Health Department initiated the Share-A- Bag program. The plan was to reduce plastic bag waste by installing 30- gallon bins filled with reusable bags at five establishments in DeKalb. This was an effort to support...
The DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission (CEC) is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2017 People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment (PRIDE) Awards. The PRIDE awards recognize individuals such as Jim Grosklags Ph.D., who the PRIDE Awards are named after, for his unwavering commitment to improving the environmental quality...
The City of DeKalb’s annual leaf collection program begins on October 16, 2017. Residents should rake leaves into a narrow row parallel to the backside of the curb. Leaf piles must be free of sticks, rocks, or other debris. Crews will begin in the south half of DeKalb and work north to...
The DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation is honored to welcome back Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner, as the distinguished guest and Keynote Speaker at their Annual State of the County dinner.  This year’s event will take place on Thursday, November 30th, 2017 beginning at 5:00 pm. The event will be...
Natural disasters have been dominating headlines with hurricanes and flooding causing massive damage in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and surrounding areas. As devastating as these incidents may be, they without fail, bring out the best in people who immediately want to help. Better Business Bureau (BBB) warns there is also...
The DeKalb County Engineer has announced that Barber Greene Road, approximately one half mile east of Airport Road in Cortland Township is tentatively scheduled to be closed to all traffic beginning Monday, October 9th for bridge deck replacement for the bridge over the East Branch of the Kishwaukee River. This project has...