Stories about DeKalb City Council
A local outdoor counseling organization is about to tie up some loose ends in its zoning plans with an eye on potential expansion following a recent DeKalb City Council vote.
A month after giving its blessing for the concept, the DeKalb City Council is one vote away from the creation of a citizen’s review board for the city’s police force after meeting this week. “I think, at the end of the day, there’s some checks and balances for police and there’s checks and balances with City Council,” said DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd.
The DeKalb Fire Department has been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant which will help bring more firefighter paramedics onto the payroll, said DeKalb City Manager Bill Nicklas.
Some changes may be brewing in the City of DeKalb’s wards boundaries, following the recent release of 2020 U.S. Census data for the city after the DeKalb City Council greenlit a redistricting proposal Monday.
Demolition began for the City of DeKalb’s old municipal building at 200 S. Fourth St. on Monday and is expected to continue in the coming days, said Foti Pappas, vice-president of Pappas Development, who confirmed demolition is expected to last “all week" and construction anticipated to be completed by "late 2022."
The DeKalb City Council approved a plan to replace a fuel truck for larger planes coming into the municipal airport.
The DeKalb City Council on Wednesday will consider authorizing city staff to replace a fuel truck for larger planes coming into the municipal airport.
A local restauranteur who first approached DeKalb city officials in 2018 about opening a drive-thru package liquor store and video-gaming bar is one step closer after the DeKalb City Council voted on new zoning measures for the space, which is owned by Fatty’s Pub and Grill owner Jeff Dobie.
DeKalb County elected leaders and business owners say they're not surprised by Gov. JB Pritzker's indoor mask mandate announcement Thursday, which goes into effect Monday. “I just hope this is an eye-opener for many people who aren’t vaccinated,” said DeKalb Mayor Cohen Barnes.
The DeKalb City Council greenlit an agreement this week for sales tax sharing in an effort, city officials said, to keep a fourth-generation family business in town as the business looks to expand. The DeKalb City Council voted, 7-0, earlier in the week to approve a sales tax sharing agreement with Brad Manning Ford on South Fourth Street.