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...
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...
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,...
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,...
Editor: When the City of DeKalb was founded in 1865, the City Clerk was full time. Of course, at the time, there were fewer residents and the Clerk did everything from the statutory duties to that of water billing clerk, payroll clerk and accountant. They even did birth and death...

Fix The Clerk

To the Editor: On Monday, the DeKalb city council will decide on compensation for officers elected in April. Council is leaning toward keeping the clerk part-time with compensation at $8,000. How about what people want? Residents met with the current city clerk on October 1 to discuss her role. The talk...
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...
To the Editor: The residents of DeKalb want an elected city clerk. They’ve said so twice over the past decade. In a 2006 referendum, 62% of DeKalb voters chose to retain an elected clerk rather than switch to an appointed clerk, and in 2012, they voted again to retain the...
The 3rd annual Walk & Roll for Mobility fundraising event for the Voluntary Action Center held on September 17 was a great success! Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists and Creative Therapeutics wish to thank the community for supporting our walk along the DeKalb Nature Trail from Creative Therapeutics to...