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Government - Local

  • DeKalb officials propose tax hikes

    DeKALB – City staff members have proposed tax increases on natural gas, an increase in the city's home rule sales tax rate and a new amusement tax in ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Government meetings May 18-21

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    May 17, 2015 - 11:26 pm
  • Proposal would expand what is offered at roadside stands

    SYCAMORE – Jamie Walter, CEO and president of Whiskey Acres Distillery in DeKalb, wants the chance to better market his brand at his roadside farm sta ...
    May 14, 2015 - 11:02 pm
  • DeKalb City Council meeting: Century States Tower II withdraws request for cellphone tower permit

    DeKALB – Central States Tower II LLC withdrew its request for a special-use permit at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday, effectively terminating ...
    May 12, 2015 - 10:31 pm
  • Kishwaukee College Early Childhood Center to close early this summer

    MALTA – The Early Childhood Center at Kishwaukee College will close earlier than usual this summer so crews can remove asbestos found in the flooring ...
    May 11, 2015 - 10:24 pm
  • Mayor Rey appoints Pupino as new DeKalb city clerk

    DeKALB – After Stephanie Simons filed to run as a write-in candidate, it looked as though DeKalb voters would elect a new city clerk on April 7.
    May 9, 2015 - 12:00 am
  • Kishwaukee College braces for enrollment drop

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College finance officials are anticipating a six percent enrollment decrease by cutting $250,000 from the school's projected $23.4 ...
    May 7, 2015 - 10:19 pm
  • Sycamore mayor reverses course on sober house location

    SYCAMORE – Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy reversed course Wednesday and urged the City Council to support DeKalb County’s plan to turn the residence at 491 ...
    May 6, 2015 - 11:30 pm
  • DeKalb City Council faces tough questions on University Village rezoning

    DeKALB – A Seattle company’s plan to buy and renovate University Village will force the DeKalb City Council to balance the immediate needs for health ...
    May 3, 2015 - 11:23 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to discuss sober-living house again

    SYCAMORE – The city of Sycamore and DeKalb County have reignited talks regarding the county’s proposal to use a home in the city as a sober living fac ...
    May 1, 2015 - 11:35 pm
  • Sycamore Park District touts credit rating, outlook

    SYCAMORE – The Sycamore Park District is getting high marks for its financial standing and ability to meet its obligations.
    April 27, 2015 - 11:33 pm
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