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Posted on: July 22, 2021

DeKalb Budget Recognized by National Government Finance Organization

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The award from Government Finance Officers Association reflects the City's commitment to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

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Posted on: July 21, 2021

Fire Chief McMaster to Retire

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DeKalb Fire Chief Jeff McMaster has notified City Manager Bill Nicklas of his intention to retire, effective Saturday, November 27, 2021 when he reaches the threshold of 26 full creditable service years with the DeKalb Fire Department. Chief McMaster star...

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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: 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 25, 2021

Sump Pump Assistance Program Launched

An illustration show sources of inflow into storm sewer versus a properly connected sewer system.

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: 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: 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’s diversit...
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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: July 22, 2021

Route 21 Detour in Effect on Sunday, July 25, 2021

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The City of DeKalb Public Transit Route 21 will operate a detour route in downtown Sycamore on Sunday, July 25, 2021, as the city hosts their annual Fizz Ehrler Memorial Turning Back Time Car Show.  The event is scheduled to occur from 6:00a - 3:...

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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: June 24, 2021

City of DeKalb Public Transit Ridership Dashboard

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Have you ever wondered what the ridership on the City of DeKalb Public Transit System looks like?  Look no further than our ridership dashboard that includes three years worth of fixed route (Huskie Line) and paratransit ridership!

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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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