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10-14-2015 Thank You I wish to say thank you to all of those who honked their horn, waved, nodded, gave the thumbs up or shouted encouragement while I stood on the southeast corner of Lincoln Highway and North First Street each Friday for the last twelve years. I held my sign and the...
Dear DeKalb City Council and Finance Advisory Committee, Below is a very interesting article worth the time to read (I referenced Dolton at the last joint meeting): "An American Suburb 2018" I see  some similarities between Dolton and the future of DeKalb. I would consider NIU as a "manufacturer" of Students, which has...
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...
James Mason responding to Irene Rubin: *As received on DeKalb County Online Facebook @Messager. Irene Rubin wrote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Eliminating Students Who Don’t Live Here Will Cost District. Irene, we aren’t talking so much about out of district students as much as we are about students that are here...
DeKalb School Board, I received a newsletter from my daughter's 1st grade teacher saying that there won't be Halloween parties this year. The frustration I feel for this removal is high: first the kids couldn't bring treats for this birthday; then they couldn't bring any tokens of affection for their...
Dear Editor: The Kishwaukee College Foundation plays an important role in supporting the mission of Kishwaukee College. Each year, the Foundation awards over $250,000 in student scholarships and supports College departments and programming from funds generously provided by local donors. The stewards of the funds are local volunteers who serve...
University Village concerns 100% section 8 is foolish.   They would have no market incentive to keep up maintenance.  It will become a slum faster than it did this time. 30% of the apts should be at market rate -not section eight This is exactly what will force them to keep the...
Letter to the Editor, The 44th annual Sycamore Music Boosters Autumn Craft and Treasures Market held during the recent Pumpkin Festival weekend at the Sycamore High School Field House was a tremendous success! It is with deep gratitude that we thank all of our Music Booster families - each parent,...
Dear Editor, I offer a brief description of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and the Enterprise Zone and some differences: 1. TIF is a State program that uses your property taxes, called Equal Assessed Value (EAV). Take the amount of property taxes paid today as the starting point, and as property values...
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...
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...
The inaugural TruckTober Fest event hosted by the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club recently held on September 24 was a great success! The Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary extend their gratitude to the community for supporting this fun, family-friendly event at Faranda’s. All donations collected at this event went directly to support...