Community News

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DeKalb Park District is among 20 Illinois communities and agencies awarded grants administered by The Morton Arboretum in partnership with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, to help improve Illinois urban forestry. The $15,000 Urban and Community Forestry Grant will enable the DeKalb Park...
According to tow company records, on Wednesday evening (February 19) at approximately 11:40 PM, a gray Jeep was towed from an apartment complex (Mason Properties) to the storage facility at Tri-State Towing. According to the towing company, the Jeep was parked illegally. The Jeep is owned by...
DeKalb Sheriff Department along with other DeKalb County Police agencies, DeKalb County Coroner Millier and State's Attorney Rick Amato hosted a meeting at the DeKalb Farm Bureau to announce that the alleged killer of the Wilsons family from August 2016 has been apprehended in his current resident in Cincinnati. 
According to the Real Estate agent listing the former home for the Northern Illinois University President, the property has a verbal offer and waiting on a final signature for the completion of the sale. The listing price of $295,000 is $15,000 above the Zestimate® value. The final...
The public is invited to a Fifth Ward meeting with Alderman Scott McAdams to discuss concerns or issues within DeKalb. The meeting will take place on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Activity Room at Barb City Manor,...
National Vet Girls RISE Day is celebrated on February 19 to recognize the immense dedication of nearly 2 million U.S. military veteran women who have served our country. Please salute these dedicated women who have served either as active military or in a support role. This day was...
At the quarterly meeting of DeKalb Area Renters Association (DARA), the topic of Rent Control was addressed by William 'Will' Heinisch, State Representative from DARA with the Illinois Rental Property Owners Association (IRPOA).  Rent control reduces landlords' incentives to rent out apartments. This means...
Director of Athletics Sean T. Frazier announced Wednesday that the Northern Illinois University Huskies will take on the BYU Cougars at SeatGeek Stadium in the 2020 Huskie Chi-Town Showdown on Saturday, October 24. (Game Time TBA) This second edition of the Huskie Chi-Town Showdown...
The DeKalb Park District has announced the hiring of Steve Moore as the District’s new Superintendent of Golf.  Moore joined the DeKalb Park District and began his new duties on February 6, 2020. He has been active in the game of golf and became a PGA professional in...
If you like chicken, you will really like the newest DeKalb franchise Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers. The City of DeKalb has given approval to the Raising Cane's Corporation to tear down the currently closed Applebees (located in the Target's' shopping center area). According to City Manager Bill Nicklas, the final plans are on...
The City of DeKalb and Ferrara Candy Company made a joint press release announcing the national candy maker has made a commitment to open a 1.6 million square foot distribution complex in the City of DeKalb. The press release was sent from the office of DeKalb City...
Starting in 2021, Northern Illinois University will no longer consider applicants' ACT or SAT standardized test scores for admission. NIU will be the first college in Illinois to open admission, not based on scores, but GPA. Any high school graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above...