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Posted on: June 24, 2021

CDBG CAPER Public Hearing Scheduled for July 12, 2021

A public hearing will be held on July 12, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. in the DeKalb Public Library Yusunas Room, 309 Oak Street, to receive public input on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (CAPER).

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Posted on: June 16, 2021

DeKalb Police Annual Report Released

DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd delivers the department's annual report on June 14.

The DeKalb Police Department is working to attract diverse recruits and is adding a second full-time social worker.
Delivering the department’s annual report on Monday, Police Chief David Byrd (in photo) told the City Council that the department&...
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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Cooling Centers Available

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These locations are available as cool centers during hot weather.

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Posted on: May 25, 2021

Sump Pump Assistance Program Launched

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The sump pump assistance program will reimburse homeowners up to $3,000 or 50% of the cost, whichever is less, for the remedy of illegal sump pump installations.

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Posted on: June 8, 2021

Emergency Housing Vouchers Available

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Public Notice

Through the American Rescue Plan, the Housing Authority of the County of DeKalb (HACD) has been allocated a nominal amount of Emergency Housing Vouchers (EHV). The population eligible to receive these vouchers are limited and managed through ...

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Posted on: May 19, 2021

DeKalb Expanding Bus Service to Large Employers

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Expansion improves access to job opportunities.

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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.

“I’ve said this to this City Council, over the last couple ...

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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 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

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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: 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

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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: June 21, 2021

Mask Mandate Remains in Place for Public Transit Passengers

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On Friday, June 11th, the State of Illinois entered Phase 5 of the state's reopening plan.  Despite the ease in restrictions, the state will continue to require face coverings on all public transportation including the City's tr...

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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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