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The tour includes traveling office hours as well as coffee and conversation events on alternating weeks from June 7 to Aug. 30.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. June 7 in the community room on the second floor of the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway.
DeKalb panel action Monday, if upheld by the City Council, allows DeKalb District 428 to plan for elimination of the modular classroom in two years, when a $31.8M plan for a new north side elementary school is expected to be completed.
A public information meeting regarding a Plank Road realignment study by the DeKalb County Highway Department will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday in the DeKalb County Legislative Center, 200 N. Main St. in Sycamore.
Four newly elected DeKalb city leaders, including one newcomer and three incumbents, were sworn into office at Monday’s City Council meeting.
The Sycamore City Council recently swore in two new officials along with two incumbents, to serve four-year terms on the city’s legislative body following the April Consolidated Election.
While Illinois has increased direct service professionals (DSP) wages, they’ve barely kept pace with the state’s minimum wage.
A petitioner wants to build a 121-room Marriott branded hotel on Peace Road in DeKalb, a proposal set to go before city officials Monday for first review. Half of the rooms would be a Fairfield Inn and Suites and the other half a TownePlace Suites, plans show.
DeKalb city leaders this week approved a five-year plan to devote $12 million to city street improvements through 2028, the largest financial commitment “in a long time,” needing to address failing roads, said DeKalb City Manager Bill Nicklas.
DeKalb County Board unanimously approved the final step in the sale of the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center on Wednesday, a week after learning the two companies to bid on the facility joined forces.
A marijuana craft grower facility received a preliminary green light after a nearly three-hour Sycamore Planning and Zoning Commission meeting this week where some residents voiced concerns, and support, of the proposal.
With family and friends in attendance, Joseph Marcinkowski was appointed to the DeKalb County Board Wednesday night, filling the vacant seat left by Karen Cribben, who recently stepped away from the role.
Citing the study’s early findings, DeKalb city officials say a key piece of data estimates about 10,800 people travel daily between DeKalb County and communities along the Union Pacific West rail line that services the Metra rail from Chicago.
The approved average monthly bill will amount to $40.97, according to city documents. Similar to a decision made last month by the Sycamore City Council, DeKalb city officials pointed to inflation for the need to increase water bill fees.
The outcome of the election won’t be finalized until April 18, at which point the certification of the results is completed.