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Monday, July 23, 2018
5-2- 2016 On Friday, April 22, 2016, a bill was passed in Springfield to fund higher education in Illinois. Kishwaukee College will receive approximately $1.1 million, which is about 21% of the $5 million of state aid the College anticipated receiving for the 2015-2016 school year.  It is expected this money will be received by...
Dear editor, This month, I participated in two events organized by the Alzheimer’s Association in which advocates from across Illinois engaged elected representatives in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease and the experiences left me optimistic about the future; for Baby Boomers, Millennials and everyone in-between. Certainly, the challenges facing our state...
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...
The 2nd annual Walk & Roll for Mobility fundraising event for the Voluntary Action Center held on September 26 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 Northern Rehab’s Lincoln...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The 7th Annual Sycamore Music Boosters “A Note to Remember” event held on February 14 at Blumen Gardens was a tremendous success! It is with deep gratitude that we thank our sponsors and donors that helped support our mission: “Enriching the quality of music education, performance and awareness in...
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...