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Alderman Kate Noreiko invites Ward 5 residents to an informational meeting to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 5 pm. The meeting will be held at the DeKalb Police Department, 700 West Lincoln Highway, in the second-floor Community Room. The meeting is open to the public. Residents of the Ellwood...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. December 18, 2017 In This Issue: Making Progress Toward Real ID Illinois Losing Out on Tax Dollars from Online Sales The Bicentennial: Make it more than a Birthday Party 10 Reasons to Hire a Vet Aging and Disability Issues Unfunded...
The City of Sycamore is holding a public hearing Monday, Dec 4 at 7pm in the council chambers of the Sycamore Center, 308 W. State St., regarding its proposed tax levies for the city government and the public library. First and second readings are on the agenda, meaning the council...
Notice of Meeting Cancellation The Ward 5 meeting scheduled for December 4 has been canceled due to a conflict with the Special Meeting of the City Council on the same date. A new date for the ward meeting has not been set as of this time. If the meeting is rescheduled, details...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. November 13, 2017 In This Issue: Veto Session Concludes Legislature Takes Action on Sexual Harassment State Sells More Bonds to Pay Debt The Fragile Future of Higher Education Grant to Help Prepare DeKalb Students Plan to Curb Opioid Epidemic Modernizing...
Starting November 1, 2017, the DeKalb Police Department will offer a discount on outstanding parking fines. From November 1 through November 30, vehicle owners who have outstanding parking tickets issued between 2013 and 2016 have the opportunity to receive a $25 discount per ticket. This initiative by the DeKalb Police Department is...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. October 16, 2017 In This Issue: Veto Session to Debate Bills Providing Mental Health Counseling in Education Superintendents Discuss School Funding/Accountability Laws Residents See Benefits from Smart Grid Law Local Park Districts Receive Recognition Veto Session To Debate Bills    ...
A "John Doe" taxpayer lawsuit has been filed against the Community Unit School District (CUSD) #428 and its current Board of Education with the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois throught its attorney, Michael P. Coghlan, of DeKalb. The complaint alleges taxpayers and lawfully-enrolled students were deprived...
Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. September 1, 2017 In This Issue: · Historic School Funding Reform Becomes Law · Accountability Plan Also Approved · Illinois Offers Support for Hurricane Harvey Relief · Report Shows Advantage of Attending Illinois Schools · Governor Signs Act...
The public is invited to a joint ward meeting with Alderman David Jacobson (Ward 1) and Alderman Bill Finucane (Ward 2) to discuss any concerns or issues within those wards or in DeKalb. The meeting will take place on Sunday, September 10, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Parish Hall...
The DeKalb County Clerk/Recorder, Douglas Johnson would like to remind citizens that September 5th, 2017 will be the first day to circulate nomination papers for established political party candidates who plan to file, November 27th (starting at 8:30a.m.) to December 4th , 2017 (Ending at 5:00p.m.). Information on this is available...
School choice programs provide families with the opportunity to choose the academic environment that best matches their students’ educational needs, rather than being restricted to attending a school based only on where they live. Many low-income families face financial barriers limiting where their children can attend school, and as...