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City Recruiting for Various Positions in Fire and Police Departments The City of DeKalb is now accepting applications to establish eligibility lists for various positions in both the Fire and Police Departments. Applications are currently being accepted for the following positions: • Certified Police Officer – Deadline October 19, 2018 • Full-time...
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Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan Public Comment Period On Tuesday, October 2, the Annie Glidden North (AGN) Revitalization Plan will enter a public comment period, which will last until October 19. The AGN Revitalization Plan includes strategies to improve the quality of life for residents with a focus on identifying specific...
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On September 25, 2018, Moody’s Investors Service affirmed the City’s current bond rating of A1. While the City maintained its bond rating, Moody’s assigned a negative outlook to that rating in its most recent rating review. The negative outlook on the City’s bond rating is largely based on “high and...
The DeKalb County Board agenda this week is filled with discussions about farms—wind farms and solar farms. DeKalb County Wind Turbine Ordinance On Monday, there were two separate public hearings at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb to discuss the County's wind turbine ordinance. The ordinance, which is still being reviewed, will...
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Open House to Honor Bob Pritchard’s Public Service Wednesday, September 19, 2018 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St., Sycamore, IL Please join us at an Open House to honor former DeKalb County Board Chair and IL State Representative, Bob Pritchard, and his career in public service. The...
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Tonight's DeKalb City Council meeting went according to plan for developers and business owners, but left some local residents disappointed. Despite vocal opposition by residents of The Knolls subdivision and two aldermen, the DeKalb City Council voted to approve a zoning change enabling the construction of a proposed Home2 Suites...
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DeKalb TIF Update

The City of DeKalb JRB (Joint Review Board) meeting scheduled today (Friday, September 7) at 1:00 p.m. was delayed waiting the arrival of the DeKalb School Board Attorney, Gino Galluzzo. After a short delay, Mayor Jerry Smith called the meeting to order and opened the floor for comments. There were...
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The DeKalb County Government released their weekly agenda for August 27-30, 2018. Of particular public interest is a discussion about wind turbines slated for the Tuesday, August 28 Forest Preserve Committee Meeting. The meeting is scheduled to begin at 6:00 p.m. in the Legislative Center’s Gathertorium, 200 N. Main...
lynn allen fazekas, dekalb county, dekalb city, sworn, City clerk
Lynn Allen Fazekas is the new City Clerk for DeKalb, Illinois following a seven to one approval at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday, August 13th. Ms. Fazekas was sworn in by Ruth Scott, Mayor Jerry Smith andy other members of the DeKalb City staff. She was endorsed by...