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Posted on: April 6, 2016

AOPA helps drone operators unravel FAA rules

Confused about the rules and regulations of flying a drone? This article from the AOPA helps sort out some of the commonly asked questions.

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Posted on: April 6, 2016

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration

(Source: FAA News & Update Bulletin)

FAA Expands Online Small Unmanned Aircraft Registration
Thursday, March 31 – Starting today, owners of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) used for commercial, public and other non-model aircraft operations ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

DSATS FY17-21 HWY TIP AMENDMENT 4

The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study is the metropolitan planning organization (MPO) for the City of DeKalb, City of Sycamore, Town of Cortland, and portions of DeKalb County.  The DSATS FY17-21 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) A...

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DSATS FY17-21 TIP Webpage

Posted on: November 10, 2016

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

City Parking Restrictions Study Updates

The Public Works Department and Community Development Department have been working on evaluating the parking restrictions throughout the City. Staff corrections and proposed changes to the parking restrictions for Wards 1, 2, and 5-7 have been completed.

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Posted on: December 2, 2016

Carriage Rides and Visits With Santa in Downtown DeKalb!

Enjoy the holidays in Downtown DeKalb Saturdays, December 3, 10, and 17 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm with a complimentary old fashioned horse drawn carriage ride! The carriage rides will depart from Frontier Communications on Locust Street. Then get ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Santa Comes To Town Tonight, Wednesday, December 1st!

Santa comes to town on Thursday, December 1. The evening will begin at 6:00 pm in the Egyptian Theatre with cookies, cocoa, and caroling. At 7:00 pm, Santa will make his way to town, once Santa arrives to his house in Van Buer Plaza children will have the...

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Posted on: November 30, 2016

Seasonal Parking Restrictions begin Thursday, December 1st,

The City of DeKalb's Department of Public Works reminds residents that Seasonal Parking Restrictions begin Thursday, December 1st, and are in effect December 1st through March 31st regardless of weather conditions.  Check for parking restric...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Update on FY2016.5 Strategic Plan items now available

In an effort to inform the community on progress of various DeKalb 2025 Strategic Plan initiatives, the FY2016.5 Strategic Plan Update is now available on the City's website.

Contributors from each City department have provided updates on goals, strat...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Interested In Public Service?

You're Invited To Serve!
Leadership Opportunities For Appointed And Elected Officials.

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

Electrical Billing Information for New Residents

Welcome to the City of DeKalb... Please click the link for an overview of Electrical Aggregation and your opt-options.

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Posted on: November 7, 2016

DeKalb Community Development Director Announced

The City is excited to announce that Jo Ellen Charlton has been promoted to Community Development Director, where she will lead the department that oversees the development process.

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

City to Host Parking Restrictions Open House

The City of DeKalb announces a Parking Restrictions Open House for Wards 5 and 7 on October 26, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers located at 200 South Fourth Street in DeKalb.

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Posted on: October 21, 2016

National Drug Take Back Day

The DeKalb Police Department will once again be participating in the DEA's National Drug Take-Back program this Saturday, October 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM. Prescription medications no longer needed can be turned in anonymously at the Police Department at 700...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2016

DeKalb’s Annual Loose Leaf Collection Program Begins

DeKalb’s annual Loose Leaf Collection Program kicks-off Monday, October 17.

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

Northern Lights Homecoming Parade 2016

NIU Huskies Homecoming parade information

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Posted on: October 3, 2016

Electrical Aggregation Information and Options

Answers to questions regarding electrical aggregation and your ComEd bill.

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Posted on: September 23, 2016

City Clerk To Hold Informational Meeting

City Clerk Jennifer Jeep Johnson will be hosting a meeting to receive input from the community regarding the role of City Clerk.

Date: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Who: DeKalb ResidentsHost: City City Clerk Jennifer Jeep Johnson
Location: City Hall Co...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

The DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission Now Accepting Nominations For 2016 PRIDE Awards

The DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission is pleased to announce that it is now accepting nominations for the 2016 P.R.I.D.E. Awards (People Responsible for Improving DeKalb’s Environment Awards). P.R.I.D.E. Awards recognizing individuals are referred...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

STEAM Learning Center Community Survey (Spanish version now available)

The City of DeKalb is in the process of studying the potential and strategy for a one-of-a-kind collaboration between the City, Northern Illinois University Center for P-20 Engagement, Proudly DeKalb, Inc. and the DeKalb Firefighters Historical Foundation...Read on...

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

Coffee With The Chief

Join Police Chief Gene Lowery for refreshments and good conversation about any issues that are important to you.

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Posted on: September 15, 2016

DCCG Recognized As HealthyCommunity50 Members In Healthiest Cities And Counties Challenge

DeKalb, IL, SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 — DeKalb County Community Gardens (DCCG) and its partners, in DeKalb, IL has been selected as one of 50 members of the HealthyCommunity50 in the Healthiest Cities & Counties Challenge to receive a $10,000 community seed ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Aldermen from Wards 3, 4, and 5 to Host Meeting Regarding FY 2017 TIF Budget

City aldermen from wards with property located within the City’s Tax Increment Finance (TIF) districts will be hosting informational forums with interested residents to review past and pending TIF project being considered as part of the FY 2017 budget.Read on...

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Posted on: September 6, 2016

Homefield Energy Billing Error

Over the weekend the City of DeKalb’s Public Works Department received notification that Homefield Energy, the City’s electrical aggregate supplier, incorrectly billed DeKalb residents for the months of July and August.

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

DeKalb Public Library Seeks Library Director

The Board of Trustees of the DeKalb Public Library seeks a creative and innovative leader as our next Library Director.

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Posted on: August 9, 2016

DeKalb Public Library Historic "Grander Opening"

The DeKalb Public Library will re-open the much anticipated Haish Memorial Library building on Saturday, September 10, 2016 at 9:00 a.m. This historic day will complete the two-year, $25.3 million expansion and restoration project that began in June of 20...Read on...

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Posted on: July 18, 2016

Kishwaukee Fest Presents: SKATE STREET DEKALB:

Kishwaukee Fest of DeKalb County is excited to have 'Skate Street' return as the featured Wednesday attraction. Skate Street will include skateboard demonstrations and some competition challenges. This event will be held on Locust Street between 2nd stre...Read on...

Posted on: July 5, 2016

Public Works Department Participates In "Local Heroes" Program

Local Heroes

Members of the DeKalb Public Works Department spent time during the morning of June 30th, with students at The Growing Place. A part of the 'Local Heroes' program, the Public Works employees explained what it takes to keep our City clean and safe. Stud...Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2016

DeKalb conducts Traffic Signal Survey

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The City of DeKalb needs your feedback! The 2016 Coordinated Traffic Signals Survey is now live on the City website and is ready to be filled out. The purpose of this survey is to coordinate the City’s signalized intersections to provide better traffic fl...Read on...

2016 Coordinated Traffic Signals Survey
Posted on: March 29, 2016

DeKalb named a 2015 Tree City USA

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DeKalb was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of the City’s commitment to effective urban forest management. DeKalb is one of more than 3,400 Tree City USAs designated by the Arbor Day foundation.

DeKalb achieved the recogn...Read on...

Posted on: March 17, 2016

Construction begins in downtown DeKalb

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As part of its "Investing in Illinois" initiative, Nicor Gas is making major improvements to its infrastructure in the City of DeKalb.

These enhancements include replacing aging natural gas pipeline, replacing storage systems to help supplem...Learn More

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Posted on: March 15, 2016

Curbside Pickup of Yard Waste Resumes April 1st

Waste Management will resume seasonal collection of landscape waste on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1st.

Residents are reminded of general guidelines:

• Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags...Read on...

Posted on: February 22, 2016

City Employees Talk Local Government at DeKalb High School

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Two weeks ago, City of DeKalb employees visited DeKalb High School to talk about careers in local government. Their presentation was one of many in the “Voices of the Community” event put on by the school. The student attendees were a hardworking dedicate...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2016

Attention: Water, Sewer, And Refuse Customers

The City of DeKalb will be changing from a three month billing cycle to a two month billing cycle for water, sewer, and refuse services, according to the following schedule.

April 2016 – Customers whose first two digits of their account number are betw...Read More...

Posted on: January 25, 2016

Mayor to Request That Unlawful Assembly Ordinances Be Tabled

A new press release has be issued from the City dealing with the proposed unlawful assembly ordinance. Mayor John Ray will request that the City Council table the unlawful assembly ordinance pending an opportunity for further public feedback, and for revi...Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

2016 Meeting Schedule

In compliance with Illinois Compiled Statutes, 5 ILCS 120/2.02-2.03, the City of DeKalb hereby publishes its schedule of meetings to be held during the calendar year 2016.

2016 Meeting Schedule
Posted on: December 10, 2015

DeKalb launches new FOIA forms on City website

The City of DeKalb has made it easier than ever to request documents and other information via its website.

Interactive Freedom of Information Act Request forms have been launched, which allow users to file a FOIA request from any computer or mobile d...Learn More

FOIA Forms Available HERE
Posted on: November 30, 2015

Get Rewarded for Recycling!

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In an effort to expand services available to the community, the City of DeKalb has identified a new opportunity with RecycleBank. The City is proud to announce a new service on its website that rewards citizens for recycling.

Through its partnership w...Click Here to Visit RecycleBank

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

Notify Me and RSS

The website allows for two ways for users to be notified about changes to the City of DeKalb website. The first is the Notify Me tool, which is located under the “Sign Me Up” tab on the City’s homepage. Once to the Notify Me page, users can register with ...Learn How...

Posted on: July 16, 2015

City to begin treating basins for West Nile Virus despite negative test results

Although DeKalb County has reported its first positive test of West Nile Virus, the City has found no sign of the virus in tests of water in catch basins performed July 15.

Regardless of the negative test results, it is the City's policy to treat catc...Learn More

Posted on: July 6, 2015

Community members invited to give input on Strategic Plan

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During the month of July, community members are invited to give their opinions and ideas for DeKalb’s strategic plan.

The planning effort, which will result in a 10-year vision for the City, will be driven by input from community members. The City is ...Learn More

Click here to learn more about the Strategic Plan
Posted on: June 7, 2015

DeKalb seeking input on Strategic Plan

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The City of DeKalb is planning a set of 7 "community conversations" to engage residents and gather ideas for the City's Strategic Plan.

A schedule for the community conversations is being finalized and will be made available on the City's we...Learn More

Strategic Plan Homepage
Posted on: June 6, 2015

Planters delivered to City of DeKalb

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As part of the Communiversity program, 22 large flower and foliage planters have been delivered by Proven Winners to beautify the City and Northern Illinois University Campus.

The planters have been a part of a beautification effort partnership betwee...Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

City offices to be closed Friday, July 3

City of DeKalb Offices, including those located at City Hall, will be closed on Friday, July 3 in recognizance of the Fourth of July holiday.

Normal business hours for the City will resume Monday, July 6.

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Fireworks, food and fun planned for Saturday

a Fourth of July celebration with food vendors, a concert by the DeKalb Municipal Band and fireworks will be held on Saturday, July 4 at Hopkins Park.

The event begins at 2 p.m. and fireworks will be set off at dusk.

For more information, visit th...Learn More

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

July Electronics Recycling event canceled

Because of the 4th of July holiday, the Electronic Recycling Collection has been canceled for this month.

Electronics Recycling Collection events are typically held on the first Saturday of each month.

The next collection will be Saturday, August...Read on...


Posted on: July 13, 2016

7/13 Update

Nicor Downtown Construction Update: Main installation has finished in the 300 block. Service installation will begin today and continue throughout the week. Street and sidewalk restoration will follow shortly after the completion of service installation. ...Read on...

Posted on: June 22, 2016

6/22 Update

Phase Map

Final asphalt paving between 1st and 2nd streets will be completed 6/21 (orange phase of the map). Later this week concrete restoration in the alley behind the businesses on the south side of Route 38 will begin as well as sidewalk repairs between 1st and...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

5/26 Update

Downtown Phase Map

Beginning after the Memorial Day weekend, Nicor Gas Contractor crews will begin the installation of a new gas main along the North-side of Route 38 between 1st and 2nd street (orange phase of the map). A single lane of traffic will be closed, resulting in...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

5/19 Update

Locust Construction

This week and through the end of the month, Nicor Gas contractor crews will begin new gas main installation along Locust Street (area marked with a yellow rectangle on the map). Barring any unforeseen weather events or other delays, restoration will begin...Read on...

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Posted on: May 12, 2016

5/12 update

Grove Corridor

Over the next several weeks Nicor Gas contractor crews will begin the installation and connection of new services to the newly installed gas mains south of Route 38 (see map). Restoration efforts will begin soon after. Nicor is taking the approach of inst...Read on...

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Posted on: March 24, 2016

3 /24 update

NICOR’s Contractor has started on the gas main replacement on Grove from S. 5th to S. 11th.


Posted on: April 14, 2016

Fire Truck Naming Contest

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Posted on: March 3, 2016

Recycle Banks Award Program

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The first update will be about the new recycle bank program that the City of DeKalb has worked on. The City has partnered with Waste Managment to bring this exciting new service to DeKalb residents. The program will reward households for curbside recyclin...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Website Updates Introduction

City of DeKalb staff is hard at work maintaining and updating its website to ensure the best user experience possible for DeKalb citizens. This page will serve as landing page for large website updates and additions. The website update newsflash will incl...Read on...