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On Monday, August 21, 2017, sky-gazers across the country will watch the solar eclipse. If you’re planning to watch, you’ll need to use eclipse glasses or hand-held solar viewers. Be sure to get the kind that actually protects your eyes. Start by making sure that the glasses or viewers you’re...
The DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board is seeking candidates for an open seat on the Board.  The CMHB funds mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder services in DeKalb County. Created by referendum, the Board administers a property tax fund that provides support to these services.  Currently, 49...
Congratulations to Brittnie Peters, recipient of the 2017 Renaissance Scholarship. Brittnie will receive a $1,000 scholarship award as she returns to school pursuing a degree in nursing at J’Renee College located in Elgin, IL. During the application process, Brittnie responded to a question about her career goals “I have been...
The DeKalb County Health Department is reporting that mosquitoes collected in a trap in Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile Virus (WNV). This is the first positive test for WNV in DeKalb County since last year. Several counties have reported WNV positive mosquito samples this year, which is...
The Illinois Department of Transportation announces that night work is scheduled to begin at 7:00 P.M. Monday, August 14, 2017 on IL Route 23 through DeKalb and Sycamore. A $4,430,346.56 contract was awarded to Curran Contracting of DeKalb, IL for the project which consists of ADA sidewalk improvements and resurfacing...
Excitement is building for a total solar eclipse that will be visible in a 70-mile-wide path in southern Illinois on Aug. 21. While crowd estimates vary, at least 145,000 people are expected to travel to the totality area in 18 southern Illinois counties to experience the rare celestial event...
On Friday, August 11, the City of Sycamore was informed that the Sycamore Fire Department was awarded a federal grant in the amount of $135,228 for the purchase of a mobile fire training prop, a breathing air compressor/fill station/cascade system, and replacement fire hose through the Department of Homeland...
The DeKalb Police Department is joining several other agencies in a crackdown on drug dealers in the area over the next few days. Beginning Thursday, officers will be sweeping for offenders wanted on warrants for drug-related crimes and other offenses. That may mean that residents see a larger than usual...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to announce the 2017 Spinoso Masters Scholarship recipients. Four individuals will receive a total of $30,000 to use toward Masters level education. The award winners are Carlie Hayes, Rachael Pazsotta, Kelsey Rodgers, and Anna Stiker. To receive a Spinoso Masters Scholarship, individuals must...
Whoosh! You look up from your hiking boots as a dragonfly nearly collides with your shoulder. It continues on, past your shoulder, and settles down on nearby lily pad just a few yards out in the lake. Suddenly, the water explodes. The dragonfly disappears in the surge of water...
Mike Super, star of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’ and direct from the world’s most iconic stage, Radio City Music Hall as a Top Finalist on ‘America’s Got Talent’ is coming to the Egyptian Theatre in Downtown DeKalb Friday, October 13! As the winner of NBC’s hit TV show ‘Phenomenon’,...
Today, the Illinois Office of Tourism announced domestic and international travel expenditures reached $37.9 billion in 2016 – a $571 million increase from 2015. This follows the state’s record-breaking domestic Illinois tourism figures released in May, which highlighted an increase of one million travelers to the state in 2016. DeKalb...