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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...
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...
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...
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...
It's hot right now all around DeKalb County, and the weather is just warming up! The National Weather Service has issued an excessive heat warning across Northern Illinois for the next three days (Thursday - Saturday), with little relief in the evenings. The heat is expected to peak in intensity...
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...
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...
DeKalb County residents will be able to drop off Electronics Items for recycling on Saturday, May 4, between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Proof of DeKalb County residency is required. Items accepted include Office Equipment, Small Home Appliances, Home Entertainment Devices, and Computer Devices. Items not accepted include Large Home...
The DeKalb City Council will be having a Committee of the Whole meeting on Monday, April 8, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. The meeting will take place on the second floor Council Chambers in the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth Street, DeKalb, IL. During the meeting, Police Chief Gene Lowry...
Auditions have recently been announced for Indian Valley Theatre’s production of “Murder on the Rerun” by Fred Carmichael, on Sunday, July 14th from 1-4 p.m. and Monday, July 15th from 7 to 9 p.m. They will be held in the Community Room at the Sandwich Opera House, 140 E. Railroad...
With Halloween approaching, many DeKalb County residents enjoy visiting haunted houses, knowing that the scares take place in a fun, controlled setting. But there are other types of haunted locales in DeKalb County—ones that many people swear are home to real spirits from beyond the grave. In fact, if you...
The DeKalb County Community Foundation is pleased to introduce a new donor advised fund, the Curt and Karen Lang Charitable Fund. This new fund will provide assistance to nonprofits serving Sycamore, Illinois, which is the first of its kind for a fund at the Community Foundation. Curt and Karen Lang have...