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Posted on: November 9, 2018

Statement Regarding Potential Misappropriation of City Funds

Last week, while performing work on the City of DeKalb’s 2019 budget, a senior-level City employee discovered a financial irregularity involving potentially misappropriated funds in last year’s budget.

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Posted on: November 15, 2018

Residential Yard Waste and Leaf Collection Update

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will conclude citywide, curbside yard waste collections November 30, 2018. The City’s loose-leaf collection program will also continue through November 30. Crews will continue collecting leaves south to north.

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Posted on: November 7, 2018

ComEd LED Streetlighting Program Update

The first phase of ComEd’s LED Street Lighting Program in DeKalb is complete. Over 800 ComEd-owned sodium-vapor streetlights have been replaced with LED streetlights.

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

IDOT Announces Railroad Closure

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has granted Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) a permit to close the railroad crossing at IL Route 23 and IL Route 38 for repairs on Friday, October 26, 2018, for up to four days.

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Posted on: October 22, 2018

Leaf Collections Begins Monday, October 29,2018

The Public Works Department will begin the annual leaf collection program on October 29. Residents should rake leaves into a narrow row parallel to the backside of the curb on the parkway, not in the street.

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Citywide Crack Filling Program Scheduled to Begin Next Week

As part of the 2018 Street Maintenance Program, the City will begin a citywide crack filling program on Thursday, October 19.

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Posted on: October 11, 2018

DeKalb Citizens’ Environmental Commission Accepting Nominations for Annual PRIDE Awards

The PRIDE Awards recognize residents, organizations, and/or businesses that have significantly improved the quality of life in DeKalb through projects, activities, or programs emphasizing resource conservation.

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Railroad Crossings to Close for Track Maintenance

Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) has informed the City railroad crossings north of Lincoln Highway at Sixth Street, Seventh Street, and Tenth Street may close as early Friday, October 5, to accommodate scheduled track maintenance.

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Eastbound Fairview Drive at South Annie Glidden Reopening

Eastbound access to Fairview Drive from South Annie Glidden Road will open today at 6:00 P.M.

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Posted on: September 14, 2018

TIF - Taxing District Update Letter

On August 7, 2018, the City convened a meeting of the Joint Review Board to evaluate and make a recommendation on the proposed Central Business District TIF District (TIF 3). At this meeting, concerns regarding the administration of TIFs 1 and 2 were rais...

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Posted on: August 29, 2018

Police to Begin Enforcing Previously Lifted Parking Restrictions in the Ellwood Neighborhood

Contractors for the 2018 Street Maintenance Program have finished all the street maintenance that restricted access to some residential streets and driveway approaches in the Ellwood Neighborhood.

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Posted on: August 27, 2018

Citywide Yard Waste Sites Close Permanently August 31, 2018

On Friday, August 31, 2018, the citywide yard waste sites will close permanently.

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Posted on: August 21, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Services Begin September 1, 2018

On September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) becomes the City’s waste hauler for garbage, recyclables, and yard waste. As we prepare for this transition, the City would like to provide a brief overview of upcoming dates and information.

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Posted on: August 16, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Announces Cart Delivery Schedule

Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) will begin to deliver carts on Monday, August 27, 2018.

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Posted on: August 3, 2018

Waste Management Announces Cart Collection Schedule

Waste Management (WM) has notified the City they will begin to collect their refuse and recycling carts on August 29, 30, and 31 coinciding with WM’s final pick-up days.

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Posted on: July 24, 2018

Lakeshore Recycling Systems Services Overview

On September 1, 2018, Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS) becomes the City’s exclusive waste hauler for refuse (garbage), recyclables, and yard waste. As the City and LRS prepare to transition, the City would like to review the upcoming services.

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Posted on: July 6, 2018

MetroNet to Begin Construction of Fiber Optic Network in DeKalb August 1

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Beginning August 1, 2018, MetroNet, Inc. will begin the process of installing a fiber optic network that will bring their high-speed internet, television, and phone service to DeKalb.

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Posted on: March 16, 2018

Illinois Tollway to Begin Resurfacing, Interchange Construction Project; City Encourages the Public

In April, the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority (ISTHA) will begin work to resurface the Reagan Memorial Tollway (I-88) from Sugar Grove to Rochelle.

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Website Updates Introduction

City of DeKalb staff is hard at work maintaining and updating its website to ensure the best user experience possible for DeKalb citizens. This page will serve as landing page for large website updates and additions. The website update newsflash will incl...Read on...

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