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Back in 2008, Joe and Laurel Dubowski had a small, tight-knit family of four. Their oldest child, Gayle, was a 20-year-old sophomore at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, about a 50-minute drive from their home in Carol Stream. But on Valentine's Day that year, their lives took a tragic...
The Town of Cortland recently posted the following announcement on their official website: "The Town has been receiving complaints about chickens (hens and roosters).  The Town's Municipal Code states that farm animals, including chickens, are not allowed in residential zoned areas. After receiving a complaint staff will review the specifics...
Early registration has closed, but you can still register at the door Sunday, February 10 for the Sycamore Park District Daddy-Daughter Dance. The event will be held at St. Mary's Memorial Hall, 222 Waterman Street, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Enjoy music, dancing, (including the chicken dance), and hor d’oeuvres....
The DeKalb County Community Gardens Grow Mobile is holding a pop-up food pantry on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Kingston Friendship Center, 120 Main Street, Kingston, IL. All are welcome. Please bring your own bag if you are able. For a detailed calendar of all...
The future of DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport was the topic of the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation (DCEDC) quarterly luncheon at Faranda's Banquet Center in DeKalb. The focus of this business roundtable was to see the concepts for charting a new course for the DeKalb airport. The event was...
During every winter season, the Sycamore Fire Department reviews and refreshes their ice rescue skills. This is a skill and procedure they hope to never use. With the number of static water sources in Sycamore, it is very important to be prepared. Over three very cold days at Fire Station...
Calling all youth soccer players! DeKalb County United and Kishwaukee College are co-hosting a futsal tournament February 16th and 17th for boys and girls, 3rd grade through high school. See attached details and registration information below. Sign up soon because space is limited in each division. United Through Soccer. #DKCU #Kougars
The Sycamore Music Boosters is pleased to announce that Madelyn Anderson will be presented with an Advocate Award for its 2019 Hall of Fame induction. Anderson and her husband Keith are residents of Sycamore and their sons, Garth and Leif, both attended Sycamore schools. Garth is now the 5th...
Christine J. Johnson, DeKalb County Treasurer, has mailed out the 2019 mobile home tax bills. This year’s bill is being mailed in a letter-size envelope. The enclosed bill is a light orchid color. Mobile home taxpayers only receive one bill per year with one detachable payment stub. Mobile home tax...
The DeKalb County Community Gardens Grow Mobile is holding a pop-up food pantry on February 5 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Malta Historical Society Building, 127 North 3rd Street in Malta, IL. All are welcome. Please bring your own bag if you are able. For a detailed calendar of...
Barb City Manor is celebrating their 40th Anniversary! They are inviting past residents, families, staff and volunteers from the community to share their stories, pictures and memories during the Friends of Barb City Manor meeting on Tuesday, February 5th at 2:00 p.m. They have already heard stories of marriage proposals...
There will be a fundraiser today at the Genoa Veterans Home (311 S Washington St.) from 12 - 4 p.m. for Brookelyn Poggensee, who is the daughter and granddaughter of Marine veterans. Brooklyn has myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), which is a type of cancer of the bone marrow. She is scheduled for...