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Sycamore, let me tell you about my dear friend Candy Greathouse Smith and why you should vote to elect her mayor of our beautiful city. Love for Sycamore runs deep in her veins. She's lived here her entire life. She raised her son here as a single mother after...
I applaud all candidates who have stepped forward seeking needed change in City Hall. It is not about any one person, it is about everyone working together for the good of all. This is why I am choosing to support Michael Embrey for Mayor of DeKalb. The challenges facing this...
What has the DeKalb County Health Department done for you lately, citizens of the County? In 2016, Health Department staff conducted 1,200 restaurant health inspections, 850 infectious disease investigations, on-site vision and hearing screenings for 7,000 pre-school and school age children and 450 school programs to promote health. These...
It’s time to end the ‘Snow job’ that 4th ward residents of DeKalb have had to endure for the last four years. On April 4th,  voters will have a chance to make a change and gain new leadership on the city council by voting to elect Patrick Fagan as...
Dear Editor, Candy Smith will be a great Mayor of Sycamore! She is Sycamore born and raised, lived here her whole life, graduated from SHS and single-handedly raised her son here. She loves Sycamore! Starting as an alderman in 1999, she has successfully served the last 16 years as City Clerk....
Watch out! Another potential permanent property tax increase will be on the April 4th ballot for DeKalb County voters to weigh in on. If approved, the tax would permanently add on 1.22740% to your property tax, every year, for a total annual tax windfall to the county in the...
Letter to the Editor, endorsing LISA HEPKER for CITY CLERK in Sycamore, IL We, the undersigned, have worked with Extension Educator Lisa Hepker for the past five years, volunteering through the University of Illinois Extension in Ogle County. Lisa is extremely organized, and a PROACTIVE LEADER, always ahead of the curve....
Candy Smith for Mayor of Sycamore…a definite vote YES!  Candy has lived in Sycamore her whole life, raised her son Alex, has extended family and has devoted her life to promoting Sycamore.  She has worked at Sycamore Chamber of Commerce promoting “life offers more in Sycamore!”  Candy also worked...
Dear Editor, I am writing this letter in support of Candy Smith for Mayor of Sycamore. Candy is not only my hilarious and wonderful aunt; she is also a lifelong Sycamore resident who has served the city over the past 18 years in a variety of roles ranging from Alderman...
Dear voters of the sixth ward and the city of DeKalb, I regret to say I have decided to withdraw as a candidate for the sixth ward aldermanic race. I announce this with a heavy heart, however, I don’t feel I will be able to commit myself to the position...
To the Editor: Regarding the Cornerstone DeKalb Project: This project is being considered as a downtown development. Tax increment financing funding is being requested, and the project seems to meet the TIF criteria. I have concerns, which include the following: Why a 40 percent request for project costs vs. the...
A public hearing on the Kish-Northwestern Health and Fitness complex plan is slated for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 in the DeKalb Library. People may wonder why bother to hold a hearing when it is already a done deal. Just a formality folks. It will add a 111,000 square...