DeKalb

Holiday Concert
5:51 am
Wed December 10, 2014

DeKalb Band Hosts Holiday Concert, Celebrates 160 Years

Credit DeKalb Park District

The DeKalb Municipal Band celebrates its 160th year with a concert out of the norm from its usual outdoor performances. The band presents its first holiday concert Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre. 

The DeKalb Municipal Band is the oldest continuous performing band in Illinois. 

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Politics
5:57 am
Tue December 9, 2014

DeKalb City Candidate Petitions Open Next Week

Credit City of DeKalb

The filing period for DeKalb city candidates’ petitions for the April election starts next week and ends Dec. 22.

The offices up for election are: Wards 1, 3, 5, 7 and City Clerk.

Petition packets are filed with the City Clerk’s office. The Candidates’ Guide can be downloaded from the city’s website.

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Thanksgiving
7:21 am
Thu November 27, 2014

Area Charity Groups Welcome All For Thanksgiving

Credit Feed'Em Soup Community Project Facebook Page

If you have nowhere to go for a turkey dinner today, northern Illinois charity groups welcome patrons and volunteers.

Feed ‘Em Soup in DeKalb will welcome anyone looking to help others - not to mention eat with others - this Thanksgiving holiday.

The event today from 5 to 7 p.m. is free and is open to anyone and everyone in the community.

DeKalb resident Noelle Stanbery has been a volunteer at Feed’em Soup for four years. She says the restaurant and soup kitchen feeds about 200 people every Wednesday night.

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Illinois
8:16 am
Fri November 21, 2014

DeKalb, Rockford Ready Winter Salt Supply

Credit Larry Stephens

Many Illinoisans are thinking ahead to the coming winter. DeKalb and Rockford Public Works officials are no exception. Both offices already have plans for their road salt supplies.

Gilbert Sebenste, staff meteorologist at Northern Illinois University, says that residents may not be thrilled by the news, but it looks like this winter will be just as cold as last year -- if not colder.

But, he adds, nothing is guaranteed.

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Illinois
7:52 am
Tue November 4, 2014

University Village Agrees To Settle Fair Housing Lawsuit

Credit University Village / uvdekalb.com

Officials at a DeKalb apartment complex agreed to pay $255,000 for a lawsuit that began last year.

Regina Wallace's family allege University Village violated fair housing laws. They say the complex failed to meet her disability needs and retaliated against her for requesting accommodation.

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Astronomy
4:55 am
Thu October 23, 2014

Several Options Available For Partial Solar Eclipse Viewing Today

Credit Flickr user Ravenshoe Group / " Solar Eclipse - Tree Silhouette" (CC v. 2.0)

There will be a partial solar eclipse today. It will be visible around 2:40 p.m. and end before 7 p.m. in DeKalb and surrounding areas.

Thomas Willmitch, Planetarium Director at Illinois State University, talked about what to expect with the upcoming solar eclipse.

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DeKalb
6:41 am
Wed October 1, 2014

Large Businesses That Come To DeKalb Will Still Receive Tax Breaks

Credit Simon Cunningham, licensed under CC BY 2.0 / lendingmemo.com

Big companies will continue to receive a tax break for moving to DeKalb after the city agreed to extend a tax agreement through next year. It provides incentives for large businesses that come to or expand in DeKalb as long as they follow certain criteria on building size, jobs and wages.

The Daily Chronicle reports the tax abatement has been critical in attracting more than 1,200 new jobs and millions of dollars in revenue since 2006. Local officials expect state designations to be awarded by next year and go into effect in 2016.

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Corn Fest
5:24 pm
Thu August 28, 2014

Corn Fest Road Closures In DeKalb

Credit https://www.cornfest.com/festival-map/

Certain roads will be closed in downtown DeKalb throughout the weekend due to Corn Fest.

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NIU/DeKalb
5:33 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Neighborhood Group Questions Redevelopment Documents

Memorandum of Understanding - College Town Partners
Credit WNIJ

A DeKalb neighborhood group held a news conference this morning related to a proposed partnership between NIU, the city, and several local banks. A spokesperson for Preserve Our Neighborhoods says the confidential agreement was sent to the group anonymously. The document outlines the process of buying homes around John and Harrison streets for redevelopment.

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Winter
5:48 am
Thu February 13, 2014

DeKalb Back To "Comfortable" Supply Of Road Salt

In late January, DeKalb city officials announced they would have to conserve road salt as they waited for another shipment from the state. That meant only applying salt on major roads and not residential streets. At that time, the city had a supply of 250 tons of salt with an additional 800 tons on order. DeKalb Public Works Director T.J. Moore says the supply has since been replenished.

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