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Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center restricting visitors because of coronavirus
News 2 weeks ago
Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center restricting visitors because of coronavirus

DeKALB – Oak Crest DeKalb Area Retirement Center is not allowing its nursing home residents to have visitors amid concerns over coronavirus. Liz...

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Afton Township land could be annexed to make way for unidentified Project Ventus company
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Afton Township land could be annexed to make way for unidentified Project Ventus company

DeKALB – As the city continues its quest to lure a second significant company to its south side, staff are compiling preliminary contracts to help...

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Zalewski: Little consensus around property tax reform
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Zalewski: Little consensus around property tax reform

SPRINGFIELD — The chairman of the House Revenue and Finance Committee said this week that a task force set up last year to provide proposals for...

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Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it
News 3 weeks ago
Looking for hand sanitizer? Good luck finding it

NEW YORK (AP) — The hand sanitizers on Amazon were overpriced. A Walmart this weekend was completely sold out. Only on his third try was Ken Smith...

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Maple Park residents to open Sadie’s Attic in Elburn
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Maple Park residents to open Sadie’s Attic in Elburn

ELBURN – Maple Park resident Gina Smith and her husband, Marc, soon will reopen the former Ottosen and Britz law firm building at 303 N. Main St....

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Less parking, no problem, says Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers architect
News 3 weeks ago
Less parking, no problem, says Raising Cane's Chicken Fingers architect

DeKALB – A southern-style chicken restaurant chain which will set up shop in DeKalb later this year on the land formerly used by Applebee’s, 2411...

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First Midwest Bank donates to KC for business development workshops
News 4 weeks ago
First Midwest Bank donates to KC for business development workshops

MALTA – Kishwaukee College recently received a $2,000 grant from First Midwest Bank to support small-business development workshops offered through...

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Sugar Grove panel postpones vote to expand code for banquet halls
News 4 weeks ago
Sugar Grove panel postpones vote to expand code for banquet halls

SUGAR GROVE – The village of Sugar Grove is looking to expand the municipal zoning code to make banquet halls allowable in town. The topic was...

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Los Panchos' owners set to bring drive-thru coffee, ice cream shop to Sycamore Road
News 1 month ago
Los Panchos' owners set to bring drive-thru coffee, ice cream shop to Sycamore Road

DeKALB ­ DeKalb businessman Jim Mason wants to bring a drive-thru coffee and ice cream shop to 1406 Sycamore Road, to accompany Ruby's Asian Market...

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Kishwaukee YMCA celebrates 50 years on Bethany
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Kishwaukee YMCA celebrates 50 years on Bethany

SYCAMORE – Mark Cerny loves to listen to his music when he swims in the Olympic-style pool at the Kishwaukee Family YMCA, and he's just one of the...

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DeKalb County Community Gardens on new programming for adults with disabilities
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DeKalb County Community Gardens on new programming for adults with disabilities

KIRKLAND – Jimmy Colgan of Genoa rinsed his hands off after filling seed containers in the germination room at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, 33600...

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After eight years away, Old Navy will return to DeKalb
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After eight years away, Old Navy will return to DeKalb

DeKALB – After eight years away, Old Navy is returning to DeKalb, and will make a home at the former Barnes & Noble site at 2439 Sycamore Road in...

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City to revisit demolishing Edgebrook Manor Apartment Complex with block grant funding
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City to revisit demolishing Edgebrook Manor Apartment Complex with block grant funding

DeKALB - The city council on Monday unanimously approved its annual Community Development Block Grant plan, and city staff hope to use the funds to...

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The Gracie Center merges with DeKalb County Community Gardens
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The Gracie Center merges with DeKalb County Community Gardens

DeKALB – A DeKalb facility that offers programming for adults with special needs is now operating under the umbrella of the DeKalb County Community...

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NIU's The Gracie Center merges with DeKalb County Community Gardens
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NIU's The Gracie Center merges with DeKalb County Community Gardens

DeKALB – A Northern Illinois University facility that offers programming for adults with special needs is now operating under the umbrella of the...

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Public hearing on community development grant plans set for Monday in DeKalb
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Public hearing on community development grant plans set for Monday in DeKalb

DeKALB – Residents are invited to give their opinion on the city’s community development block grant program during Monday’s regular City Council...

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Sugar Grove officials say Crown is looking to de-annex from village, submit plan to Elburn
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Sugar Grove officials say Crown is looking to de-annex from village, submit plan to Elburn

SUGAR GROVE – Officials with the village of Sugar Grove say they have been informed that Crown Community Development plans to de-annex from the...

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'A modern day miracle': Genoa Area Community Food Hub opens
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'A modern day miracle': Genoa Area Community Food Hub opens

GENOA – Brenda Merritt held a jar of peanut butter in her hand Thursday, standing in the packed space of the city’s new Genoa Area Community Food...

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DeKalb city staff says road repair tax necessary because Market Square retailers ignore potholes
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DeKalb city staff says road repair tax necessary because Market Square retailers ignore potholes

DeKALB – Mayor Jerry Smith said he is “disappointed” that retailers in Market Square Shopping Center don’t adequately take care of the side roads...

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DeKalb city staff say road repair tax necessary because Market Square retailers ignore potholes
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DeKalb city staff say road repair tax necessary because Market Square retailers ignore potholes

DeKALB – Mayor Jerry Smith said he is "disappointed' that retailers in Market Square Shopping Center don't adequately take care of the side roads...

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Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine awarded 2019 Business of the Year
News 2 months ago
Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine awarded 2019 Business of the Year

DeKALB – Jamrah Middle Eastern Cuisine was awarded the 2019 Business of the Year at DeKalb Chamber of Commerce's 95th annual Dinner on Thursday in...

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Sycamore council approves site plans for Project Ventus in countywide effort to entice business
News 2 months ago
Sycamore council approves site plans for Project Ventus in countywide effort to entice business

SYCAMORE – The Sycamore City Council approved four ordinances Tuesday night that work together to add 500 acres to the DeKalb County Enterprise...

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Balli family asks city to fund half the project costs to build luxury apartments in DeKalb
News 2 months ago
Balli family asks city to fund half the project costs to build luxury apartments in DeKalb

DeKALB – The Balli family wants the City of DeKalb to fund half of the expected costs to renovate 206 E. Lincoln Highway, formerly Eduardo's...

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Sugar Grove residents express concerns for TIF district
News 2 months ago
Sugar Grove residents express concerns for TIF district

SUGAR GROVE – Comments raised by several residents during the Jan. 7 public hearing about the Northeast Airport Tax Increment Finance District No....

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Duffy: It's awards season at the DeKalb Chamber
News 2 months ago
Duffy: It's awards season at the DeKalb Chamber

The year 2020 will begin for the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce with a chance to recognize businesses, individuals and organizations that help make the...

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Elburn planning commissioners review and recommend village’s updated plan
News 2 months ago
Elburn planning commissioners review and recommend village’s updated plan

ELBURN – Elburn residents will have an opportunity beginning the week of Jan. 21 to review a draft of the village’s recently revised comprehensive...

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'Momentum' in 2020: DeKalb Mayor on State of the City
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'Momentum' in 2020: DeKalb Mayor on State of the City

DeKALB – It was all hands on deck Monday as DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith kicked off the first session of the City Council for 2020 by delivering his...

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DeKalb Council to vote on cost for Nehring building renovations
News 2 months ago
DeKalb Council to vote on cost for Nehring building renovations

Editor’s Note: Subscribers to the Daily Chronicle’s free DeKalb City Government newsletter received this story in their email inbox Friday. Sign up...

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Update: Eduardo's owner says she's
News 2 months ago
Update: Eduardo's owner says she's "optimistic" about TIF request with City of DeKalb

DeKALB – The Balli family, longtime owners of Eduardo's Mexican Restaurant in downtown DeKalb which closed just before Christmas, will head to the...

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Eduardo's owners head to DeKalb city hall to request TIF money for luxury apartments
News 2 months ago
Eduardo's owners head to DeKalb city hall to request TIF money for luxury apartments

DeKALB – The Balli family, longtime owners of Eduardo's Mexican Restaurant in downtown DeKalb which closed just before Christmas, will head to the...

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