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The “DeKalb Hometown Hero” banners will return to downtown DeKalb to acknowledge the Memorial Day weekend. This is a joint project of the DeKalb American Legion Post 66 and the City of DeKalb. This program was created to pay tribute to the brave men and women from...
The future of high tech activities in the DeKalb area was approved by City Council at their Monday night meeting. The Ventus Tech Services project approved the purchase of a 505 acres site on the south side of DeKalb. The entire project will cost almost $800 million...
After getting grief from our readers about using 2013 flood pictures, this writer took the afternoon yesterday and drove around getting images from this year's flood. Looked like Sycamore got the worst of it this time. Putting these images together this morning just as we are getting another belly-washer...
Employees at the DeKalb Big Lots store, 1700 Sycamore Rd, DeKalb, have confirmed that they were brought together before the Thanksgiving holiday, thinking the discussion would be about holiday over-time, when instead, they were told that the store will be closing in January. The local store will be holding close-out...
The monthly meeting of the DeKalb Economic Development Commission was held last Friday and during the meeting, City Manager Bill Nicklas advise the commission that the new tech site would be discussed and reviewed during the Monday Night Council Meeting.  The initial development known as Project Ventus would...
The DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission heard comments Wednesday night about the proposed manufacturing plant scheduled to be built south of I-88 off Illinois Route 23 and Guler Road. Jerry Krusinski, CEO of  Krusinski Construction, was requesting a permit to build an international food process and distributing plant...
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...
Rizzo and Lyle
A DeKalb family recently had the experience of a lifetime at Wrigley Field, thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Cubs' star first baseman, Anthony Rizzo. Lyle Hinsch, four-year-old son of Peter and Stephanie Hinsch of DeKalb, was diagnosed with a brain tumor a few days after his first birthday...
In recent days there has been a report of deaths by drug overdose in DeKalb County. The DeKalb Police Department has experienced an increase of drug-related calls/overdoses over the last couple of weeks. DeKalb Police Investigators are currently investigating two deaths that occurred between April 13 -14th,...
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 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...
It is important to remind everyone that DeKalb County Small businesses still need your support. DeKalb County Online has commissioned a new logo for tee-shirts and sweatshirts to help promote the need to support 'all' small businesses in DeKalb County. The logo showcases an outline of the State of...