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Each summer Sycamore Boy Scout Troop 16, chartered by the Federated Church in Sycamore, attends summer camp. This year 22 scouts and numerous adults made their annual trek to Tesomas Summer Camp in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. This one week summer camp adventure offers rank advancement opportunities, camaraderie of scouts from many different areas, and...
The DeKalb County Health Department will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection this Saturday, May 19, 2018. The collection allows citizens the opportunity to safely dispose of unused or leftover household products commonly found in homes, basements, and garages. The one-day collection is scheduled to take place from 9:00...

User fee based parks?

The Blagojevich administration is closing seven state parks and a variety of historic sites throughout the state. Declining revenues, increasing deficits and an oblivious legislature are each contributors to the State's budget woes. It appears as though a rabbit needs to take his own intitiative and jump out of...
The Northern Illinois University Police and Public Safety will be leading a full scale exercise in and around the NIU Convocation Center on the morning of this Friday, July 10. Police, fire, and emergency medical first responders will be training simulation for a situation involving an improvised explosive device (IED)...
On early Sunday morning, March 8, 2015 at 2:00:00 AM, Illinoisans will be turning their clocks forward one hour in observance of the start of Daylight Saving Time. When they do, the Sycamore Fire Department is reminding residents to replace the batteries in all of their smoke detectors. Firefighters...
The Illinois Department of Transportation announced a change to the construction schedule for work being performed on Illinois 23 in Sycamore and DeKalb. This $4.4 million project consists of ADA sidewalk improvements and resurfacing on Illinois 23 from Fox Avenue in Sycamore to Fourth Street in DeKalb. A majority of...
The City of DeKalb is pleased to announce that Anne Marie Gaura has been selected as its next City Manager. Gaura will begin as DeKalb City Manager on January 21st. Gaura currently serves as the Interim Director of Engineering and Public Works for the Village of Schaumburg where she manages...
Summer is in full swing! Come and enjoy the taste of Yaeger's Farm Market's Homegrown bi-color sweet corn, tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, green peppers, onions, garlic, braided garlic, and zucchini, seedless watermelon, seedless red grapes, Michigan Peaches, green beans, blueberries, red raspberries, baker and B potatoes, fresh eggs, and...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. I was extremely troubled this past week to learn that some computer geeks had created a violent web site that glorified the shootings at Northern Illinois University and other schools.  Participants that entered the web site...
The work of electricians lights up our cities and keeps the lights on at home. And yet, the US Labor Department reports a growing shortage in electricians across the country with a potential gap of more than 70,000 in the next six years as baby boomers retire. Top competitors...
Corn Fest will be held in downtown DeKalb this Friday Aug. 26th beginning at 3pm until Sunday, Aug. 28th at 6pm. The following list the road closures that will take place for setting up the festival. The carnival will be located in the city lots of Ellwood, and Haish which...
Illinois law requires motorists to pull to the right and slow down to a stop, if possible, until emergency vehicles have passed. This is applicable for emergency vehicles approaching from behind and coming toward you. One of the largest challenges for emergency responders is traveling down the roadway. Road conditions,...