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The DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation promoted business development opportunities to international businesses at the 2017 SelectUSA Investment Summit in Washington, D.C. from June 19th, to the 21st, 2017. More than 3,000 people registered for the Investment Summit, including 1,200 business representatives from 64 foreign markets, according to a SelectUSA...
NIU Police put out a call for help to find an 18-year-old student, last seen two days ago. They say Antinette Keller, who also goes by Toni, went for a walk around noon on Thursday, and never came back.  Friends say she said she was going...
Some women small business owners in Downtown DeKalb have come together to coordinate sales efforts and support one another. The informal group of about ten shop owners meet monthly and participate in shared events four times a year. "We call it Downtown DeKalb Merchant Group, but it's not official," said...
Police remain on the scene at and surrounding the Travel Inn (1116 W. Lincoln Highway) in DeKalb investigating a shot fired Friday afternoon. According to published reports two groups of about five or six people got into a fight in an adjacent parking lot. As one of the groups fled...
It's that time of year again and the city of DeKalb is warning residents to pay attention to the weather and watch where you park your cars. Snow emergencies are declared by the Director of Public Works in the city of DeKalb and disseminated through the local radio stations,...
Plans for connecting the Great Western Trail ½ mile west to Evergreen Village is in progress. In 2016 it is expected that the former Evergreen Village property will be transferred from DeKalb County to the DeKalb County Forest Preserve District. The plans for the 59 acre site include a large parking area, trailhead, picnic area,...
Local, long-time resident, Charlie Haley, has debuted his first Christian album with help from producer Ben Calhoun and guest producer Aaron Ruse. Charlie wrote and performed all of the songs on this 11 song CD. Prompted by his love of writing lyrics and faith in God his 3-year journey...
This week, Testing Services Corporation (TSC) will be performing Asphalt Core Testing in DeKalb's Ellwood neighborhood. TSC will be extracting pavement cores to examine the subgrade layers. The condition of the subgrade layers will assist the City determine the most cost-effective method of repair. TSC is contracted by the City to perform...
This is the fourteenth class of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy. Maximizing employee potential and encouraging active participation in business and the community are among the goals of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Academy. Course topics include: conflict management and negotiating skills, personal leadership styles, public speaking, leveraging technology...
Ivan Krpan says on July 17, 2009 at 11:00 am: Hey Mac, this is for you. This is the white powder that has the City of DeKalb so freaked out and spending extra dollars to eliminate. Basically, it’s a natural by product of being in the midwest and having to...
WATCH FOR UPDATE More video: Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Part 1 Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 1 Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 2 Cortland Township Annual Meeting: Roger Steimel pt 3 A registered voter who resides in Cortland Township becomes an Elector just by showing up to the meeting. Electors can make...
As the forestry crew trims or removes trees, the chipped wood is taken to the City garden plot area at 1025 W. Dresser. This mulch is available at no cost to DeKalb residents for residential use (no contractors). This is available seasonally on a self-loading basis. Quantities vary dependent...