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Cinco de Mayo literally means "5th of May." Many Americans mistakenly think it is Mexican Independence Day, but that is actually on September 16. What Cinco de Mayo commemorates is the Mexican army's victory over French troops at the Battle of Puebla in 1862. The Battle of Puebla had significance...
City of DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery announced his retirement effective May 31, 2019. Lowery has served in this role for the past seven years. He came to DeKalb following a short tenure with the Crystal Lake Police Department. The announcement was made through a City of DeKalb media release....
DeKalb County Online would like to recognize Elizabeth "Lizzy" Oparyk as a "Premiere DeKalb County Woman Business Owner." To commemorate this recognition, DeKalb County Online Publisher, Michael Embrey, presented Ms. Oparyk with a certificate of appreciation from DCO and a $50.00 gift certificate from Fatty's Pub & Grill. Elizabeth "Lizzy"...
This vacant lot belongs to the City of DeKalb, which means it belongs to us, the residents of DeKalb. And it is a mess. It has been an old auto salvage yard since 1941; now it is scattered with junk and is in disrepair. It is part of the...
It looks like DeKalb is trying to become a boom town by adding new upscale apartments and hotels. First, the Cornerstone apartment project was built with 50 upscale apartments and now another new downtown upscale apartment project is scheduled for Lincoln and 2nd street. The City of DeKalb has received...
The DeKalb Area Rental Association (DARA) held its spring quarterly meeting on Monday, April 15 at Fatty's in DeKalb, Illinois. The event included a business meeting, discussion of local and state rule changes and legislative updates from the county and state. The guest speaker was Mr. Bill Nicklas, City Manager of DeKalb....
Be part of DeKalb County Online's new "Painted Piano Project." We are looking for four (4) artists (already have two expressing interest) to paint our pianos for special locations in Downtown DeKalb and other DeKalb County locations. If you (company, family, or individual) would like to sponsor a "painted piano"...
On Tuesday, April 9, 2019, townships all across Illinois will be conducting Annual Town Meetings. On this day, the electors get to cast their vote for any items on the agenda, and the elected officials are there in their residential, rather than elected capacities. One of the oldest traditions in...
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...
Indian Valley Theatre is very pleased to offer the annual Mimi Bryan Memorial IVT Scholarship in the amount of $250 to area students again this year. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in the fine arts area, especially IVT productions, and may be interested in receiving...
The DeKalb Police P.B. & P.A. Annual Breakfast is this Sunday, April 7, 2019 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in DeKalb (1336 E Lincoln Hwy) from 8:00 a.m. until Noon. This is one of two events they host each year to help fund...
On April 4, 2019 at around 10:00 p.m., the Sycamore Fire Department was called to the 1300 block of Janet Street in Sycamore, IL for a reported structure fire. First arriving fire crews found heavy fire engulfing the majority of the structure and initiated...