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  • Officials find ‘nauseating’ smell, deteriorated conditions in downtown DeKalb building

    DeKALB – The smell is nauseating inside the vacant building at 112-118 E. Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb, and the structure has deteriorated beyon ...
    Aug. 1, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • Spare parts arrive in Sycamore

    SYCAMORE – Brian Gregory and Giovanni Serra drove about 145 miles round-trip to Joliet on Thursday, but it will pay off it spades.
    July 31, 2015 - 1:02 pm
  • Government meetings for the week of July 13

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to news@daily-chronicle.com, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    July 26, 2015 - 11:33 pm
  • DeKalb and Sycamore navigate boundary agreements

    DeKALB – Officials with the city of DeKalb are in talks with their counterparts in Sycamore about an intergovernmental boundary line agreement that al ...
    July 27, 2015 - 11:21 pm
  • Consumer groups questions lax Illinois laws on ATV safety

    SPRINGFIELD – Illinois has some of the least-restrictive laws regulating all-terrain vehicles, and enthusiasts and consumer advocates are divided abou ...
    July 26, 2015 - 12:01 am
  • Sycamore, DeKalb intergovernmental agreement could extend another 20 years

    SYCAMORE – Officials have expressed interest in extending the city’s Intergovernmental Boundary Line Agreement with the city of DeKalb.
    July 20, 2015 - 11:43 pm
  • Candidates sought for Dist. 3 County Board seat

    The DeKalb County Republican Central Committee is seeking candidates to fill the District 3 seat left vacant by Riley Oncken for the remainder of his ...
    July 17, 2015 - 12:02 am
  • DeKalb police, fire and public works department employees promoted

    DeKALB – Six people were promoted this week within the city’s police, fire and public works departments. 
    July 15, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • DeKalb mayor to vote less in future

    DeKALB – Mayor John Rey will no longer vote on DeKalb City Council matters unless legally required, he said at a council meeting Monday.
    July 14, 2015 - 9:19 pm
  • DeKalb City Council approves 3M project

    DeKALB – The decision to approve an intergovernmental tax-abatement program with 3M was a “no brainer” to 6th Ward Alderman Dave Baker. 
    July 13, 2015 - 10:46 pm
  • DeKalb to appoint new city clerk Monday

    DeKALB – The City Council will consider Mayor John Rey’s proposed appointment of Jennifer Jeep Johnson to the position of city clerk Monday.
    July 10, 2015 - 11:54 pm
  • DeKalb council to vote on tax breaks for 3M consolidation

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is expected to vote Monday on property tax breaks worth up to $4 million for St. Paul, Minnesota-based 3M’s planned c ...
    July 10, 2015 - 11:47 pm
  • Josh picked for Illinois Supreme Court advisory board

    DeKALB – DeKalb County Circuit Clerk Maureen Josh recently was chosen to the join the Illinois Supreme Court’s e-business policy advisory board.
    July 10, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • DeKalb seeks opinions on plans for future

    DeKALB – The city will host seven community meetings this month to help shape a strategic plan to be presented to the City Council in October.
    July 10, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Sycamore gets surplus meter pieces from Joliet

    SYCAMORE – The city’s penny parking meters have found some extra time.The Joliet City Council on Tue ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:54 pm
  • Reader Poll

    What do you want to happen to the vacant building at First Street and Lincoln Highway in downtown DeKalb?
    Rehab it
    Knock it down and build new
    Whatever brings new business there quickest