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  • DeKalb library construction to continue despite budget stall

    DeKALB – Construction will continue on the DeKalb Public Library despite the state budget impasse dragging on in Springfield.
    July 3, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • DeKalb County Board approves jail expansion

    SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Board has approved a $35 million borrowing plan to finance expansion and renovations at the county jail.
    July 2, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Illinois budget impasse has DeKalb County agencies, NIU officials on edge

    DeKALB – Alan Phillips will be in Springfield today to testify before Illinois lawmakers about the effect the loss of the state funding will have on N ...
    June 30, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • City approves $300K to buy home to expand parking for DeKalb Police Department

    DeKALB – The city plans to purchase and demolish a house at 622 W. Lincoln Highway and use the space for parking and for a potential police department ...
    June 28, 2015 - 9:37 pm
  • Genoa council to talk changes to vicious dog ordinance

    GENOA – The Genoa City Council will discuss proposed revisions to strengthen the city's vicious dog ordinance at a Committee of the Whole meeting at 7 ...
    June 26, 2015 - 10:58 pm
  • Riley Oncken resigns from DeKalb County Board

    DeKALB – District 3 Republican Riley Oncken has announced his resignation effective July 2, the day after a special DeKalb County Board meeting.
    June 25, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Kishwaukee College seeks firm to help in presidential search

    MALTA – The Kishwaukee College Executive Committee has appointed two board members as co-chairs of the search committee to replace President Tom Choic ...
    June 25, 2015 - 12:12 am
  • Fireworks set for July 4 at Hopkins Park in DeKalb

    DeKALB – The DeKalb Park District is set to host its annual fireworks show in Hopkins Park on July 4 after the park board approved a contract with fir ...
    June 24, 2015 - 5:35 pm
  • DeKalb County Board member Joseph Bassett resigns

    DeKALB – District 4 Democrat Joseph Bassett has resigned from the DeKalb County Board, saying he needs to focus on his newborn daughter and his growin ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:18 am
  • Public hearing continues Monday over DeKalb city budget

    DeKALB – City Council members will host another public hearing today on the proposed DeKalb city budget for fiscal 2016 that could go to a vote, which ...
    June 22, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Government meetings

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    June 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • DeKalb City Council to discuss proposed FOIA policy

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will consider approving a proposed policy for handling Freedom of Information Act requests at its Committee of the Wh ...
    June 19, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Sycamore City Council to vote on contract with firefighters union

    SYCAMORE – The City Council will consider approving a four-year agreement with Sycamore’s 26-member firefighter union at a meeting Monday.
    June 14, 2015 - 10:41 pm
  • Kishwaukee College president to retire

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College President Tom Choice says he plans to retire in December after 14 years at the college and more than 30 years in the Illino ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:19 pm
  • DeKalb council plans amending fiscal 2016 budget

    DeKALB – City Council members will continue a public hearing June 22 on the proposed city budget for fiscal 2016, which includes general fund revenue ...
    June 9, 2015 - 8:49 pm
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