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With a donation of $100,000 to Leaf a Legacy, The Brian Bemis family of Brian Bemis Automotive Group has been given naming rights to the Sycamore Park District’s future dog park. It will be named the Brian Bemis Family Dog Park. Michelle Schulz, Sycamore Park District Board Vice President, says...
National Influenza Vaccination Week – December 4-10, 2016 Public Health Officials across Northern Illinois, encourage individuals to get vaccinated against influenza during National Influenza Vaccination Week December 4-10. “Now is a great time to get your flu vaccine,” said Lisa Gonzalez. “National Influenza Vaccination Week serves as a reminder that there...
As part of a larger Illinois-wide initiative, a 2-1-1 phone and internet network will be set up in DeKalb County, giving callers a central source to go to if they need help from a social service agency. The local Kishwaukee United Way is taking the lead on putting the system...
Forty high school and forty-eight middle school students from the Sycamore Community School District #427 were recently selected to participate in the 2016 Illinois Music Educators Association (ILMEA) All-District Orchestras, Bands, Jazz Bands, and Choirs. Students who made All-District groups performed audition material for judges in competitive auditions in...
IDoA identifying new ways to provide relief to family caregivers Springfield – As we come to the close of National Caregiver Month, the Illinois Department on Aging (IDoA) is working to find new ways to help provide much-needed relief to unpaid, family caregivers. Working together with the Corporation for National...
As snow and ice season looms over Illinois, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and the Illinois Tollway are teaming up to remind motorists to be prepared and remember: "Winter Weather - Get it Together." By taking steps to prepare for wintry driving conditions, the...
  The City of DeKalb';s Department of Public Works reminds residents that Seasonal Parking Restrictions begin Thursday, December 1 st , and are in effect December 1 st through March 31 st regardless of weather conditions. Check for parking restrictions before you park. Also, designated Snow Routes prohibit parking after a 2” snowfall until snowplows...
  Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists recently held a community drive to collect needed winter coats and accessories for Sycamore United Methodist Church (SUMC) Coat Ministry for this winter season. Over 100 coats and numerous hats, gloves, scarves, and boots were recently delivered. Pictured here are SUMC Coat Co-Chairs Mary...
The Sycamore Park District is honored to be among the recipients of the DeKalb County Community Foundation’s Community Needs Grant for the fall 2016 grant period. The $20,000 grant will help support engineering and construction of a trail to connect Route 23 near the Sycamore Middle School to the...
What is your vision for public transit in the DeKalb – Sycamore region? The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS) is updating its Transit Development Plan. The hope is, that the plan will help the community envision a more efficient and connected bus system. DSATS wants to hear your thoughts...
As millions of families travel to celebrate Thanksgiving, it’s crucial to remember to buckle up and not drive impaired. The Illinois Department of Transportation reports that 17 roadway deaths occurred in Illinois over the 2015 holiday weekend. Many deaths and injuries could have been prevented with the click of...
The DeKalb Police Department’s Benevolent & Protective Association and Target in DeKalb, would like to announce that this year’s Heroes and Helpers program will be held on Sunday, December 11th, 2016 at the Target store in DeKalb, IL. This is an all-volunteer program and we always need donations from...