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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: April 17, 2018

Monthly E-Waste Collections Return on May 5, 2018

DC Trash of Illinois has reinstated its monthly electronic waste (e-waste) collection program.

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Posted on: April 13, 2018

Police Department Seeking Additional Feedback on Safe Streets Initiative – Phases 3 and 4

The City of DeKalb is offering residents several additional opportunities to provide input on parking restrictions proposed under the Safe Streets Initiative. On Monday, April 23, City Council will invite public participation as Police Chief Gene Lowery i...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

Condemnation of Lord Stanley's, The Annex, and Common Grounds

On Friday, April 6, 2018, the City took action to declare an emergency condemnation of the premises at 142-150 E. Lincoln Highway, commonly known as Lord Stanley's, The Annex and Common Grounds.  The condemnation was undertaken based on significa...

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Posted on: April 5, 2018

City Encourages Participation in the Paint-A-Plug Program

The City of DeKalb Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission is pleased to announce the Paint-A-Plug Program, which encourages community members to “adopt” a fire hydrant in the community. By adopting a fire hydrant, partici...

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Posted on: March 30, 2018

Electronics Recycling Collections Cancelled Until Further Notice

Monthly electronic waste (e-waste) collections scheduled for the first Saturday of every month at the City of DeKalb’s public parking located at Grove and South Fourth Street have been canceled until further notice.

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Posted on: March 23, 2018

Downtown Demolition Work Begins March 26

The demolition of the property located at 203 E. Lincoln Highway, which is located at the northeast corner of Lincoln Highway and Second Street, will commence on Monday, March 26, 2018. Demolition crews will begin fencing off the area surrounding the prop...

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Posted on: March 22, 2018

Curbside Pickup of Landscape Waste Resumes April 1

Waste Management (WM) resumes seasonal collection of landscape waste on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1, 2018.

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Posted on: March 21, 2018

Notice of Public Comment, Public Hearing and Availability of CDBG Funds


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) is a federally funded program intended to increase housing, community and economic opportunities for low and moderate-income residents of the City of DeKalb. 

The City is required by the Department of H...

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Illinois Tollway to Begin Resurfacing, Interchange Construction Project; City Encourages the Public

In April, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) will begin work to resurface the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) from Sugar Grove to Rochelle.

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

Lane Closures

Due to masonry work on the Cornerstone Development, the City has approved two lane closures near the First Street and Lincoln Highway (IL 38) intersection. The closures will begin on March 6, 2018.

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Posted on: February 27, 2018

City Recognizes Outstanding Achievements of Three Employees


At the February 26, 2018, Cty Council meeting, three City employees were recognized for their outstanding achievements.

Public Works Director Tim Holdeman presented Acting Streets, Fleet and Facilities Superintendent Andy Raih with a commendation. Recently...

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Posted on: February 7, 2018

High Water Bills Attributed to Delay in Meter Reading

Recently, some City of DeKalb water customers may have received a water bill that was higher than normal.  In December 2017, a mobile meter reading device failed to collect meter readings for customers south of Lincoln Highway and in a small area...

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Posted on: July 7, 2017

Weekly Construction Update for 2017

The water main replacements on E. Sunset Place, South 11 Street, Maplewood Ave. and Lewis/Vienna are close to completion. This week, contractors continue to complete concrete work on sections of curb, sidewalk, and driveways.

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

Website Agenda Center Experiencing Technical Difficulties

NOTICE: Civic Plus (The City of DeKalb Website Provider) is currently experiencing technical difficulties with their servers, which are affecting the agenda center module used to build the City Council agendas. Therefore, the agendas posted on the website...

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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: January 9, 2017

Egyptian Theatre Feasibility Study presentation postponed

The Egyptian Theatre Feasibility Study presentation scheduled for the Committee of the Whole Meeting today at 5:00 PM is being postponed due to illness on part of the consultant which is prohibiting travel. The City is coordinating with the consultant a n...

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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: 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 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

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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: 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

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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

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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

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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: 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...