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Posted on: May 13, 2021

Memorial Day Program

US flag along with the text Memorial Day program, Ellwood House lawn, Dekalb, 10 a.m., May 31st

Music and speakers planned on Ellwood House lawn to honor fallen veterans.

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

DeKalb Exercises Option to Purchase Hunter Hillcrest Property

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Mayor Barnes: Council Determined to Make Positive Difference in Annie Glidden North neighborhood.

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Posted on: May 11, 2021

DeKalb Officeholders Sworn In

Mayor Cohen Barnes gives high fives to family members after taking the oath of office.

DeKalb’s new mayor is pledging to continue the momentum that is happening in the City.

After taking the oath of office last (Monday) night, Cohen Barnes shook hands with outgoing Mayor Jerry Smith.

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Posted on: May 7, 2021

Water Quality Report Available

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Go to https://www.cityofdekalb.com/DocumentCenter/View/12461/Water-Quality-Report to view your annual Water Quality Report. 

This report contains important information about the source and quality of your drinking water during 2020.  To r...

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Posted on: May 4, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Available for Restaurants & Bars

The text Restaurant Revitalization Plan appears over a sign reading Open.

DeKalb bars and restaurants hit hard by COVID-19 are being encouraged to apply quickly for a federal Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant.

The grant covers all pandemic-related revenue losses for bars and restaurants. The industry was hit particularly hard...

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Posted on: May 3, 2021

New Police Chief Sworn In

DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd is sworn in by Judge Ron Matekaitis

David Byrd has joined his new police family in DeKalb.

Byrd was sworn in Monday as DeKalb’s new police chief by DeKalb County Circuit Court Judge Ron Matekaitis, and Byrd’s mother pinned his badge to his new DeKalb Police uniform.

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Posted on: April 15, 2021

DeKalb Business Adds Incentive to Paint-A-Plug Program

An NIU Huskie is painted on a downtown fire hydrant

A DeKalb business is stepping forward to offer an incentive to community members who want to help beautify the City by taking part in the Paint-A-Plug program.

The DeKalb Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission (CCEC) is pleased to announce an...

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Posted on: April 13, 2021

DeKalb Community Leaders Pledge Continuing Progress on Building Unity

DeKalb Mayor-elect Cohen Barnes speaks at an April 13 conference on building unity in the community

DeKalb, NIU and social justice leaders are committed to continuing the progress that has been made since last summer to build unity in the community.

That commitment was renewed at a conference held Tuesday at the NIU Center for Black Studies following the...

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Posted on: March 31, 2021

Exhibits and Conversations Promote Belonging in DeKalb

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DeKalb, Ill. -- While the pandemic has been keeping people apart, the City of DeKalb, Northern Illinois University and a collection of local agencies have been working to bring the DeKalb community closer together through the Belonging initiative.

The init...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

TDR-1 Fuselage finds a new home

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A World War II Navy drone built at Wurlitzer and GE here in DeKalb during the early 1940s has come back to the Airport. Working with the Prairie State Aviation Museum in Bloomington, Illinois, Tom Cleveland, Airport Manager, was able to secure the return ...

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Stearman Biplane

Stearman Biplane

You never know what might stop on by at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. This is a Stearman Biplane that was recently at the airport. Many other historic planes of this nature come through our doors every day.

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Posted on: September 9, 2019

Airport Services

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The DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport is a full-service airport. From fueling up, to unloading cargo, de-icing in the cold midwestern winter, or storing your aircraft do have it all.

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Huskie Line Buses to Operate Break Service through Sunday, August 22, 2021

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The City's fixed route bus service, Huskie Line, will operate a Break Service Schedule Saturday, May 1st through Sunday, August 22nd to align with Northern Illinois University's summer break. Service will continue to operate seven days per week with the m...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Public Transit Service to Ferrara Candy Facility Begins Monday, May 24, 2021

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Beginning Monday, May 24, the City of DeKalb Public Transit System's Route 19E and Route 19 will provide periodic access to the Ferrara Candy facility located along Gurler Rd.  The service will operate from 4:00a - 12:00a, Monday - Frida...

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Posted on: May 17, 2021

Updated Paratransit Application Available

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To ensure accurate and detailed passenger information is available, the City of DeKalb has updated the Paratransit Application required for all new users of the service.  The application can be downloaded by clicking the link below.  All...

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