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...
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...
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...
Great words to live by this Holiday Season! Christmas 2018—Birth of a New Tradition—SHOP LOCAL FIRST. As the holidays approach, the giant factories overseas are kicking into high gear to provide Americans with monstrous piles of cheaply produced goods—merchandise that has been produced at the expense of...American labor. This year...
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...
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...
After some long and confusing discussion and negotiating at its February 9th the City Council approved the hiring of a web developer to redesign the city’s website at a cost of $50,000. Originally the motion resulted in a failed vote of 4-3 or a 4-4, since the mayor votes...
It seems as if there is an increasing desire to hold Ward meetings and that is a very good idea. Three such meetings that have come to my attention: One is from an appointed Council member, one from a current Council member, and one from a soon-to-be Council member. Here...
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...
Letter to the editor: 07-26- 17 This past weekend Just Make It Happen produced the 12 th Annual ‘Let’s Dance’ Big Band Weekend, July 21-23 at NIU’s Duke Ellington Ballroom. Attendees included residents from 50 Illinois cities, states from Alaska to Florida. Evaluations listed a spacious wood floor allowing smooth physical moves,...
The race for Illinois State Representative for the 70th District will consist only of the two candidates from the major parties – Democrat Paul Stoddard (me) and Republican Jeff Keicher.  A potential third candidate, Libertarian John Mathey, fell short of the required number of signatures.  John collected more than...
Letter: Speak Up To the editor, It’s time for citizens to speak up! I know you’re busy and speaking with elected officials is not something most people like to do. However, the Legislature and Governor are at logger heads and you are the only force that can break the impasse. They...