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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: February 16, 2018

Video Collection Units for Traffic Counts BID


The City of DeKalb, Illinois, lead agency of the DeKalb-Sycamore Area Transportation Study (DSATS), is accepting proposals from qualified vendors for the purchase of up to six (6...

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Posted on: February 5, 2018

DSATS SFY 2018-2022 Public Comment Period


The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study is the metropolitan planning organ...

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Posted on: January 10, 2018

IDOT 2017 Long Range Transportation Plan

The most recent LRTP provided IDOT with an overarching strategic framework for the future direction of transportation in Illinois. Preserving the value and usefulness of the State's past investments in highways, transit, airports, waterways, railroads, an...

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Posted on: November 10, 2016

New Residents

Electricity bill information for new residents...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Alderman Verbic and Alderman Faivre Invite Residents to a Joint Ward Meeting on February 19

Alderman Mike Verbic and Alderman Anthony Faivre invite Sixth and Seventh Ward residents to an informational meeting on Monday, February 19, 2018, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  The meeting will be held at the DeKalb Police Department, 700 West Lincoln H...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

City Seeks Resident Input on Refuse Services

The City’s current contract with Waste Management expires on August 31, 2018. The City plans to solicit proposals for the new contract later this year. The services requested in the proposals may differ from the services in the current contract....

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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: January 4, 2018

Ward 5 Meeting Scheduled for January 11th

Alderman Kate Noreiko invites Ward 5 residents to an informational meeting to be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018, at 5 pm.  The meeting will be held at the DeKalb Police Department, 700 West Lincoln Highway, in the second-floor Community Room....

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Posted on: December 26, 2017

DeKalb Warming Centers

The City of DeKalb has many services available to help residents weather the winter months, including warming centers at the following locations...

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Posted on: December 12, 2017

Fire Department Achieves ISO Class 2 Rating.

The DeKalb Fire Department recently underwent a review with the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in order to survey and update the fire protection classification rating of our community. The City is proud to announce that ISO...

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Posted on: November 27, 2017

Seasonal Parking Restrictions Begin December 1

The City of DeKalb's Department of Public Works reminds residents that Seasonal Parking Restrictions begin Friday, December 1.

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Posted on: October 10, 2017

Citizens' Environmental Commission Presents PRIDE Awards

The DeKalb Citizens' Environmental Commission (CEC) has extended the deadline to submit PRIDE Award nominations to November 27, 2017.

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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: March 31, 2017

DeKalb budget honored with Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

Finance Department Staff Holds Budget Award

The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has announced that the City of DeKalb’s 2016.5 Budget has received the GFOA’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award.

This award is the highest form of ...

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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: March 29, 2017

City recognized with Bicycle Friendly Community Designation

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On November 16, 2016, the League of American Bicyclists presented the City with a Bronze level award for its commitment to becoming a Bicycle Friendly Community
(BFC). To recognize this achievement, signage has been placed on the bike path along Annie Gl...Read on...

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

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: 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

Downtown DeKalb

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: 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: 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: 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...

Enlarged Map Investing in Illinois- Nicor Gas Construction

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...

Website Updates