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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Hydrant Flushing Planned for October

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Flushing process improves overall water quality.

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

New Ward Boundaries Proposed for Redistricting

Map of 2021 Proposed Ward Redistricting

Ward boundaries have been proposed in DeKalb for a redistricting following the 2020 census.

DeKalb’s proposed ward map was developed by the City’s Planning Technician and GIS specialist. The boundaries were drawn to make each ward&r...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

Progress Made On New Fairview Pathway

First leg of Fairview Pathway

The first leg of the new Fairview Pathway received it's asphalt surface the week of September 6th.  While there are a few final items to finish such as ADA compliant access ramps at the crossings, it was an apparent success in physical product, s...

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Posted on: September 13, 2021

DeKalb Fire Department Secures $2.7 Million Grant

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Federal SAFER grant funding to be used to hire nine additional firefighter/paramedics.

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Posted on: June 15, 2021

Cooling Centers Available

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These locations are available as cooling centers during hot weather.

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Posted on: August 17, 2021

DeKalb Fire Receives $250,000 Grant

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Assistant to Firefighters Grant will be used to buy crucial Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus equipment.

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Schedule Announced

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A five-month plan has been laid out for crafting next year’s DeKalb City budget.

The City Council Monday agreed to a schedule for creating the Fiscal Year 2022 City budget with budget discussions beginning next month and approval planned in Decem...

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Posted on: July 20, 2021

DeKalb Seeking Public Mural Artists

A girl adds her handprint to the community mural in the Hopkins Park underpass.

The City of DeKalb and its Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission (CCEC) are launching a new webpage to encourage the creation of more public murals and to solicit mural sites.

The initiative comes on the heels of the completion of two new pu...

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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: 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

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: July 13, 2021

City of DeKalb Public Transit System to Remain Fare Free Through 2021

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At the Monday, July 12 City Council meeting, Council directed staff to maintain fare free public transit through December 31, 2021.  The City's transit system has operated fare free since March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Mask Mandate Remains in Place for Public Transit Passengers

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On Friday, August 20th, 2021, the Transportation Security Administration announced the extension of the face mask requirements for all transportation networks, including public transportation, through January 18, 2022.  

According to the Federal T...

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