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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: April 16, 2021

Celebrate Butterflies: Native Habitat for the Backyard

A monarch butterfly on a purple flower

On Tuesday, April 20, from 7-8:30 pm, the Citizens’ Environmental Commission (CEC) will host an online presentation, Celebrate Butterflies: Native Habitat for the Backyard

Discover the beauty and benefits of creating your own backyard ...

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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: March 31, 2021

Exhibits and Conversations Promote Belonging in DeKalb

Terrance Gray

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: April 5, 2021

Road postings lifted

A sign reads "City of DeKalb, Department of Public Works"

Road postings are no longer in effect in DeKalb.

The prohibition on oversize vehicles on certain roadways is being lifted now that the freeze/thaw cycle is complete. The postings are done to help protect the roadways during this time.

Normal weight limits a...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

More COVID-19 Assistance Made Available

Stores in downtown DeKalb are shown

More relief is being offered to small businesses and nonprofits impacted by COVID-19.

The US Small Business Administration is tripling the amount small businesses and nonprofit organizations can borrow through its COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan pro...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

DeKalb Names Next Police Chief

David Byrd speaks after being announced as DeKalb's next Chief of Police

David Byrd is coming from the Illinois State Police where he is a Colonel and the Deputy Director of the Division of Patrol.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Yard Waste Pickup Begins April 1

Yard waste bags sit on the curb ready for pick-up.

Landscape waste can be put into biodegradable bags, open garbage cans or tied into bundles.

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

Hazardous Household Waste Collection Resumes in April

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Contact Lakeshore Recycling Systems for a pickup.

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Posted on: January 7, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Notification

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Sign up with the DeKalb County Health Department to be notified when you or your organization can receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

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News Flash

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: February 4, 2021

Executive Order 13998 - Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel

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On Friday, January 29th, President Joe Biden issued Executive Order 13998, Promoting COVID-19 Safety in Domestic and International Travel.  To align with the Executive Order, the Centers for Disease Control issued an Order effective on Tuesday, F...

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Posted on: March 30, 2021

Break Service Schedule to Begin on Saturday, May 1st, 2021

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The City's fixed route bus service, Huskie Line, will begin operating a Break Service Schedule on Saturday, May 1st, 2021 to align with the start of Northern Illinois University's summer break.  Service will continue to operate seven days per wee...

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