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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...
Earlier this week DeKalb County Online published an article about the changes coming to DeKalb County in terms of e-waste collections that drew quite a bit of questions and attention on our Facebook page. An email to the Health Department produced the following response: Thank you for contacting the DeKalb...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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 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...
The City of DeKalb Planning & Zoning Commission met Wednesday evening to addressed the future issues of medical and recreational marijuana. DeKalb County is one of the counties that will have an option for three recreational licenses that may be available. The City of DeKalb does not yet have a...
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting six cases of Salmonella that match a multi-state outbreak strain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting 60 cases from five states, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, and Ohio. The CDC investigation indicates pre-cut melons, including fruit salads, are a likely...
At the Monday night DeKalb City Council meeting a variety of speakers spoke on the lack of quality of certain landlords in the DeKalb area. In the early part of the meeting, Mayor Jerry Smith read a proclamation that addressed the concerns of local citizens on landlords...