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As the official start of winter approaches, the Illinois Department of Transportation reminds travelers to visit and bookmark the newly redesigned GettingAroundIllinois.com for continually updated information on road conditions. "The new and improved GettingAroundIllinois.com is a great resource any time of the year, but especially during winter when road conditions can quickly change," said...
A residential Knox-Box is a 4” by 5” safe-like device that is designed as a rapid entry system allowing secure emergency access for the fire department. When a fire breaks out or there is a medical emergency, a Knox-Box device allows for immediate entry into buildings and properties without...
In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) asked the Governor of the State of Illinois to declare April 24th through 28th as Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week in an effort to bring attention to the dangers and consequences associated with...
Intercity bus service connects NIU with Chicago, Quad Cities Beginning June 1, the Holmes Student Center at Northern Illinois University is among seven stops on a Greyhound Bus Lines route between Chicago and Davenport, Iowa. The route also includes stops in Rochelle, Dixon and Moline. Greyhound will service all cities on the...
Update 4:29pm 1/6/14 The first day back from ‘Winter Break’ in many local area schools has been pushed back another day for many area school children. Wind chill warning remains in effect until noon on Tuesday.  Wind chills  of 30 below zero to 50 below zero are expected through midday...
The Illinois Sheriffs' Association announces that it will be awarding over 100 scholarships throughout the State of Illinois to students wishing to pursue higher education during the 2018-2019 academic year. The scholarships are to be applied to tuition, books and fees only, and will be allocated at the time...
A massive fire filled the sky near downtown Sycamore, IL with smoke, as firefighters from all around the DeKalb County area fought a blaze at St. Albans Greens Apartments at 711 South Main Street.The apartments are owned and managed by Mason Properties in DeKalb. An unconfirmed report earlier said that...
The DeKalb County Health Department is asking members of the community to take their poll on how we make a 'Healthier DeKalb County'. The Community Themes and Strengths Assessment survey hopes to provide a deep understanding of the issues that residents feel are important by answering the questions: "What is important...
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office is issuing this review and update on the Patricia and Robert Wilson Homicide Investigation and requesting assistance from the community. On August 15, 2016, just before 6pm, the Sheriff's Office responded to a call at 16058 Old State Road in rural Sycamore where Patricia...
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...
Electronic waste collections will continue in 2017 for DeKalb County. DC Trash of Cortland Illinois will serve as the County’s electronics waste vendor. Below is a list of days and locations to drop off your unwanted electronics. Residents are welcome to recycle any item with a plug or a...
DeKalb County has worked hard to recycle electronics since many items were banned from the landfill in 2012. The electronics recycling market has experienced many ups and downs over the last five years. We have reached a point where most electronic items have no value and someone has to...