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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Congresswoman Underwood Supports $1.125M Airport Project

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood with City representatives outside the airport's main terminal

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood is supporting a $1.125 million project to help strengthen DeKalb Airport as an economic development asset for the area.

Underwood, who represents the 14th District, visited the airport June 1 after selecting phase one of a cr...

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Posted on: November 6, 2019

TDR-1 Fuselage finds a new home

Drone

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

Air Cargo.Fueling

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: August 11, 2022

Fourth Major Development in Just Three Years Approved for ChicagoWest Business Center

The welcome sign for the ChicagoWest Business Center & a rendering of Project Wildcat

For the fourth time in fewer than three years, a major development that will create hundreds of jobs has been approved for the ChicagoWest Business Center (CWBC) in DeKalb.

The DeKalb City Council Monday unanimously approved plans for a distribution, packa...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Public Input Invited on CDBG Documents

Downtown DeKalb buildings with the City's logo

The City of DeKalb is releasing a second draft of the Community Development Block Grant 2022 Annual Action Plan and related Amendments to 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021 Plans for consideration and public input by members of the community. 

The second d...

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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: July 18, 2022

Temporary Closure of Nelson Road Rescheduled

A map showing a detour for Nelson Road beginning July 25, 2022

Nelson Road between Route 38 and Twombly Road will be closed beginning Monday, July 25. Excavating will be done on the road for a sanitary sewer line extension from Malta and Kishwaukee College to DeKalb. The following traffic detour will be put in place:...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Public Hearing Planned on Comprehensive Plan Update

The Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Clock in Memorial Park

A public hearing will be held August 15 on an update to the City’s Comprehensive Plan. 

The hearing will be held before the DeKalb Planning and Zoning Commission at their meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, August 15 in the Second Floor Training R...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: July 11, 2022

DeKalb Fire Launches Knox Home Box Program

DeKalb Fire Prevention Officer Tom Conley installs a Know Home Box

The DeKalb Fire Department responds to over 7,000 annual emergency service requests.  “We have begun to see an increase in the number of elderly or those with mobility issues who remain in their homes and often live alone,” sa...

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City of DeKalb News
Posted on: July 7, 2022

Senator Durbin Visits DeKalb, Tours Meta Data Center

Senator Dick Durbin and Mayor Cohen Barnes outside DeKalb City Hall

Senator Dick Durbin saw firsthand the projects that have helped make DeKalb a state leader in economic development and job creation. 

Durbin visited DeKalb July 7 and along with Mayor Cohen Barnes toured Meta’s DeKalb Data Center where 1...

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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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