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I actually wrote this February 18, 2016. Unfortunately, nobody learned and the State actually took a step backward last November. They’ve already passed a $15 minimum wage law and are looking at what the new Governor claimed he wouldn’t consider, a per-mile road use tax on personal vehicles. Read...
DeKalb County Health Department (DCHD) has implemented a new communication protocol in order to better disseminate information and more efficiently respond to media inquiries and interview requests. These communication procedures directly align with our Incident Command Structure and practices. Moving forward, please use the following contacts to direct inquiries...
Dear Tax Payer, We are asking for your support in the J Doe vs DeKalb School District Complaint filed in District Court on October 4th. A copy can be found at DeKalb County Online: https://tinyurl.com/dist428lawsuit The city of DeKalb is among one of the highest property taxes in the United States and this...
Dear Township Residents: Please accept my sincere apologies for the condition of the landscaping in Oakwood and Evergreen Cemeteries over Memorial Day weekend. At DeKalb Township we take pride in the fact that we have been making improvements to both Oakwood and Evergreen Cemeteries over the last few years and I...
Mayor Rey and Council Members, I am concerned about the legal advice that Dean Frieders is giving to the City of DeKalb that is inconsistent with state law. Last week, I sent you two emails about the legal advice that Dean Frieders gave the city regarding the Freedom of Information...
This letter is to correct numerous inaccuracies that Alderman Baker presented in his 8-18-15 Letter to the Editor. The issue in front of the DeKalb City Council is whether to rezone University Village to maintain occupancy at the current level in the event of a catastrophic incident. Should more...
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...
Recent reports show that nearly 90 percent of millennials who graduate from high school attend college within eight years. The college experience has become the norm for younger Americans, and Kishwaukee College is proud of its partnerships with area high schools to help students be college ready. This fall,...
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...
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...
To the Editor: I, Jim Mason of Mason Properties, am publicly announcing that I am volunteering my services as city manager for at least a year to the city of DeKalb. Expenses incurred will be worked out with the city of DeKalb. I am asking that people from the community please...
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...