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Posted on: December 7, 2018

TIF Correspondence

On December 4, 2018, the City received a letter from DeKalb County State's Attorney Rick Amato regarding ongoing discussions related to tax increment financing. 

On December 6, 2018, Mayor Smith responded to Mr. Amato's letter. A copy of that lett...

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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Mayor Accepts Resignation of Alderman Michael Marquardt of the Third Ward

On December 6, 2018, Mayor Jerry Smith accepted the resignation of Michael Marquardt, Alderman for the Third Ward of the City of DeKalb. The resignation is effective as of December 6, 2018. In a letter to the Mayor, Mr. Marquardt indicated that he was res...

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Posted on: December 4, 2018

E-Waste Collection Schedule For 2019

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will continue to collect electronic waste (E-waste) from households through the winter and throughout all of 2019. December’s E-waste collections are scheduled for next week on the 5th, 6th, and 7th.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

Garbage, Recyclables, and Yard Waste Collections Update

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) has provided the City with an update on ongoing operations to recover from this week’s blizzard.

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Posted on: November 30, 2018

City's Leaf Collection Program May Continue If Weather Cooperates

Today is the last scheduled day for the City’s loose-leaf collection program. Unfortunately, weather conditions hindered the ability of Public Works to collect leaves to the extent residents have become accustomed to.

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Extends Yard Waste Collections

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will extend weekly, curbside yard waste collections through the end of December.

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Posted on: November 29, 2018

Seasonal Parking Restrictions Begin December 1

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

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Posted on: November 28, 2018

Warming Centers

The City of DeKalb has many services available to help residents weather the winter months. The below buildings are available as Warming Centers during their normal operational hours.

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Posted on: November 26, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Postpones Garbage/Recycling Pickups

Due to the severe winter storm and dangerous driving conditions, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) has cancelled garbage and recycling collections for today. Residential services for DeKalb residents will be postponed by one day, this week.

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Posted on: November 19, 2018

Notice of Proposed Property Tax Increase for the City of DeKalb, Illinois


The full text can be found by clicking on "Additional Info" below.

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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Statement Regarding Potential Misappropriation of City Funds

Last week, while performing work on the City of DeKalb’s 2019 budget, a senior-level City employee discovered a financial irregularity involving potentially misappropriated funds in last year’s budget.

As a result of this discovery, whi...

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Residential Yard Waste and Leaf Collection Update

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will conclude citywide, curbside yard waste collections November 30, 2018. The City’s loose-leaf collection program will also continue through November 30. Crews will continue collecting leaves south to north.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

ComEd LED Streetlighting Program Update

The first phase of ComEd’s LED Street Lighting Program in DeKalb is complete. Over 800 ComEd-owned sodium-vapor streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Leaf Collections Begins Monday, October 29,2018

The Public Works Department will begin the annual leaf collection program on October 29. Residents should rake leaves into a narrow row parallel to the backside of the curb on the parkway, not in the street.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Citywide Crack Filling Program Scheduled to Begin Next Week

As part of the 2018 Street Maintenance Program, the City will begin a citywide crack filling program on Thursday, October 19.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission Accepting Nominations for Annual PRIDE Awards

The PRIDE Awards recognize residents, organizations, and/or businesses that have significantly improved the quality of life in DeKalb through projects, activities, or programs emphasizing resource conservation.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

TIF - Taxing District Update Letter

On August 7, 2018, the City convened a meeting of the Joint Review Board to evaluate and make a recommendation on the proposed Central Business District TIF District (TIF 3). At this meeting, concerns regarding the administration of TIFs 1 and 2 were rais...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Police to Begin Enforcing Previously Lifted Parking Restrictions in the Ellwood Neighborhood

Contractors for the 2018 Street Maintenance Program have finished all the street maintenance that restricted access to some residential streets and driveway approaches in the Ellwood Neighborhood.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Citywide Yard Waste Sites Close Permanently August 31, 2018

On Friday, August 31, 2018, the citywide yard waste sites will close permanently.

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Services Begin September 1, 2018

On September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) becomes the City’s waste hauler for garbage, recyclables, and yard waste. As we prepare for this transition, the City would like to provide a brief overview of upcoming dates and information.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Waste Management Announces Cart Collection Schedule

Waste Management (WM) has notified the City they will begin to collect their refuse and recycling carts on August 29, 30, and 31 coinciding with WM’s final pick-up days.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Services Overview

On September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) becomes the City’s exclusive waste hauler for refuse (garbage), recyclables, and yard waste. As the City and LRS prepare to transition, the City would like to review the upcoming services.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

MetroNet to Begin Construction of Fiber Optic Network in DeKalb August 1

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Beginning August 1, 2018, MetroNet, Inc. will begin the process of installing a fiber optic network that will bring their high-speed internet, television, and phone service to DeKalb.

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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: 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...

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