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Posted on: October 18, 2021

Team Up for Clean-Up

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A clean-up day has been organized by the DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission (CEC) for Saturday, October 23, from 10 am to noon. Three additional groups, the Trash Squirrels, the Pathway Committee of the Kiwanis Club, and the Green Paws en...

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Hours Set for Trick or Treating

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Hours have been set for trick or treating.

Trick or treating in the City of DeKalb will be on Sunday, Oct. 31 from 4 to 7 p.m.

Happy Halloween!

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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Schedule Announced for Loose Leaf Collection

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Vacuuming of Loose Leaves Will Happen Oct. 25-Dec. 3, weather permitting.

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Posted on: October 14, 2021

Faces of Belonging Exhibit Runs Oct. 18-Nov. 2

A woman on a bench is shown on a poster for the Faces of Belonging photo exhibit.

The photographic project promotes “belonging” among individuals who live, work, and study in DeKalb.

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Posted on: October 8, 2021

Important Change Regarding Your Electrical Supplier

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City of DeKalb has elected not to enter into a new Electrical Aggregation Contract.

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Posted on: October 7, 2021

Applications Now Being Accepted for Human Services Funds

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An estimated $150,000 will be available for grants through the City of DeKalb pending approval of the Fiscal Year 22 budget.

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Posted on: October 5, 2021

DeKalb Film Debuts at International Conference

A shot of DeKalb High School football field from the ICMA film

Leaders in local government from around the country and beyond are learning about the City of DeKalb this week.

A film about the DeKalb community is being shown at the International City/County Management Association’s annual conference happening through O...

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Posted on: September 29, 2021

State Grant Could Help with Downtown Building Rehabs

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Have you ever thought of rehabbing a building in downtown DeKalb? A new state grant could cover up to half the cost!

Gov. Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) have announced a new $50 million program to revitaliz...

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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 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: 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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