DeKalb School District 428 officials took input during public discussion Tuesday July 20, 2021, during the board meeting at district offices, regarding their upcoming decisions on mask wearing and COVID-19 policy.
The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce held its Family Fun Fest Tuesday afternoon at Hopkins Park in DeKalb. The free event, sponsored by sponsored by Clean USA, Illinois Community Credit Union and T-Mobile, featured more than 25 booths with local businesses offering activities, games, giveaways, raffles and more.
Developer Jim Mason attended the Sycamore City Council meeting where a resolution was read about the site of the St. Alban's Green apartments Monday, July 19, 2021. St. Alban's building A was destroyed by fire in July of 2019. Mason plans to build townhomes on the location's 2.48-acres.
Aroma's Hookah Bar in DeKalb is now open for customers to bring their own marijuana to smoke after ordinance amendments were approved by the DeKalb City Council last year. Aroma's is not a dispensary, currently their are no dispensaries open in DeKalb.
The Waterman Lions Club hosted the 21st annual SummerFest Saturday at Lions Park. The event featured many family activities including kids entertainment, a civil war camp and a Tractor and Truck parade.
School District 427 officials took input from parents Tuesday during the board meeting at Sycamore High School regarding their upcoming decisions on mask wearing and COVID-19 policy. Many parents who spoke Tuesday asked district officials to not require masks for students when school returns in the fall.
Rustic Roots, a boutique in Sycamore currently located at 120 South Maple Street, plans to move in September to the space formerly occupied by Sweet Earth at 341 West State Street. The space opened up after the owners of Sweet Earth retired after 20 years in business.
Marcy Buick was sworn in as a Judge in the 23rd Judicial Circuit court Friday in Courtroom 300 at the DeKalb County Courthouse. Chief Judge Robert Pilmer was presiding and Judge Bradley Waller administered the Oath of Office. Buick is filling the void left when Judge Robbin Stuckert retired.
The undefeated DeKalb County United women's U23 soccer team played the Rockford Raptors in a State Cup semifinal on Thursday at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb.
A Deadline for Democracy rally was held Thursday at Memorial Park in DeKalb. The rally, organized by REACT and the League of Women Voters, was held to encourage federal senators to pass the For the People Act which establishes a variety of regulations for federal elections which support democracy by protecting voting rights, strengthening campaign contribution regulations, establishing ethics rules for candidates, and providing support for the US Postal Service.
The Sycamore High School football team held summer workouts including some 7-on-7 drills this week as players begin to get ready for the start of the season at its normal time in the fall. Last year's shortened season was played in the spring due to COVID-19.
The DeKalb High School football team held summer workouts on a hot Wednesday morning at the school under coach Derek Schneeman.
DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Robbin Stuckert is calling it a career as she plans to retire officially Friday, after two decades on the bench in DeKalb County. Stuckert was the first woman to hold the chief judge position in the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court.
The new 1.6 million square foot Ferrara facility on Gurler road opened its doors Wednesday hosting a ribbon cutting and tour. Officials from DeKalb and the State of Illinois were on hand to join Ferrara in celebrating the opening of the new location.