News Flash

Posted on: June 29, 2022

DeKalb Seeks Utility Box Artists

CCEC Member Jeanine Holcomb stands next to a utility box in Van Buer Plaza

The City of DeKalb and Citizens’ Community Enhancement Commission (CCEC) are seeking DeKalb community members to transform utility boxes into vibrant and welcoming works of art.

Three utility boxes in high-traffic areas of downtown DeKalb have been selecte...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Open Houses Planned on Comprehensive Plan Update

Photos of a home under construction, downtown DeKalb, a wind turbine and Wehrli Custom Fabrication

The City will host two open houses to gather feedback regarding a draft of the City’s Comprehensive Plan update.  

The first open house will occur on Thursday, June 30 at the DeKalb Library from 4:00 to 6:00 PM and the second open house ...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

DeKalb Fire Urges Being Prepared for Summer Heat

Cooling Centers text with City logo

Extremely hot and humid weather is forecasted, which may increase the risk of heat-related stress and illness when heat pushes the human body beyond its limits. 

In extreme heat and high humidity, perspiration evaporation slows, causing the body t...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Call for Artists Released Seeking Public Mural Submissions

A fist with the word Love is part of the Unity mural in the Lincoln Highway underpass

Two highly visible, City-owned properties selected as preferred sites for public murals.

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

Lincoln Highway Lane Reconfiguration Underway

A semi traveling on Lincoln Highway

The lane reconfiguration project to improve safety in downtown DeKalb has started.

Traffic control devices were placed out on June 3, and work to narrow Lincoln Highway from First to Fourth Street to three lanes, including a center turn lane, began June 6....

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: May 16, 2022

Fire Hydrant Maintenance Planned

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

The Utility Department, in conjunction with the Fire Department, will be performing hydrant operation and maintenance of all City fire hydrants. The work ensures that the fire hydrants will functioning properly when called upon in times of emergency. &...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Meta Expanding DeKalb Data Center

Rendering of the Meta DeKalb Data Center

Meta, the parent company of Facebook and Instagram, is more than doubling the size of its DeKalb Data Center in the Chicago West Business Center.

The data center on Gurler Road is expanding from two to five buildings, growing Meta’s investment in...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: April 18, 2022

Annual Water Quality Report Released

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

The City of DeKalb’s Annual Water Quality Report (sometimes referred to as the Consumer Confidence Report) is available for viewing at https://www.cityofdekalb.com/documentcenter/view/13697/water-quality-report.

The report contains important info...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Paint-A-Plug Launches for Another Year

A painted fire hydrant dedicated to Northwestern Medicine nurses

DeKalb business offers $100 incentive to this year's artists.

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Posted on: March 3, 2022

Yard Waste Pick-up Offered

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

LRS will resume seasonal collection of landscape waste on regularly scheduled pickup days beginning April 1st.

Residents are reminded of general guidelines:

  • Landscape waste must be placed in approved biodegradable landscape waste bags or open garbage cans n...
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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: March 3, 2022

Hazardous Household Waste Collection Available

LRS Truck 1

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will continue the Hazardous Household Waste (HHW) home collection services in 2022. Collections for HHW will begin in April. 

Residents must submit their requests with LRS to schedule a pickup. Residents may submi...

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City of DeKalb News