Stories about DeKalb City Council
The public is invited to join Third Ward Alderman Tracy Smith for a meeting to discuss any concerns or issues within the third ward, or DeKalb in general.
In a special meeting Monday, the DeKalb City Council approved a nearly $1.5 million in state funding to add traffic signals and other safety improvements to the intersection of Route 23 and Gurler Road.
“If it weren’t for the expansion of our aggregate tax base, then those higher levies that we have had from year to year would begin to raise our rates,” Nicklas said.
The DeKalb City Council will vote in a special meeting Tuesday to accept nearly $1.5 million in state funding to add traffic signals and other safety improvements to the intersection of Route 23 and Gurler Road.
The City of DeKalb is moving forward with a plan to provide more pathways for bicyclists over the Kishwaukee River and underneath North First Street.
The DeKalb County City Council approved on Monday the creation of a sump pump assistance program for the city’s residents, which will reimburse residents up to half the costs associated with replacement of illegal sump pumps.
Commercial buildings on East Hillcrest Drive that are only half full may start to see more residential tenants after DeKalb city officials approved a special permit to make the unoccupied commercial space into more apartments. “The commercial office market has never fully recovered from the Great Recession,” Nicklas said.
“Twenty-twenty was a year that everybody will remember and, at times, want to forget,” McMaster said. “What was remarkable about 2020 was how our community rallied around each other from every angle.”
The DeKalb Fire Department's annual report, which will be presented to the DeKalb City Council Monday, shows emergency calls decreased by 343 in 2020 compared to 2019, with pandemic a factor in those ‘reluctant to leave their homes’
DeKalb Public Transit System officials say the city will expand its bus service to southside businesses, including the new Ferrara Candy Company facilities, beginning this coming Monday.