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Pappas presents his concept for $13.8M mixed-use space
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Pappas presents his concept for $13.8M mixed-use space

DeKALB – While residents had mixed feelings about the project, members of the city’s Planning & Zoning Commission were largely in support of a plan...

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Advocates: Affordable housing needs far more than Pritzker’s allocation
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Advocates: Affordable housing needs far more than Pritzker’s allocation

SPRINGFIELD — Lawmakers and advocates praised Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker for allocating funds for affordable housing in his proposed capital...

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Pappas’ building plan heads to public hearing
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Pappas’ building plan heads to public hearing

DeKALB – Developer John Pappas and his company, Pappas Development LLC, are moving forward with plans to bring a third mixed-use residential space...

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News 2 months ago
Pappas' latest downtown building plan heads to public hearing

DeKALB – Developer John Pappas and his company, Pappas Development LLC, are moving forward with plans to bring a third mixed-use residential space...

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Council says Barb City Manor must be self-sustaining
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Council says Barb City Manor must be self-sustaining

DeKALB – The city’s long-standing arrangement with Barb City Manor likely will continue for now, but City Council members have signaled that they...

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DeKalb council says Barb City Manor must be self-sustaining
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DeKalb council says Barb City Manor must be self-sustaining

DeKALB – The city's long-standing arrangement with Barb City Manor likely will continue for now, but City Council members have signaled they want...

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Pappas' Mooney property plans move forward despite new aldermen questioning city manager

DeKALB – Despite some initial hesitation from new aldermen, a third mixed-use, residential and retail space by Pappas Development LLC could soon...

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Pappas' plan for DeKalb's Mooney property moves forward

DeKALB – Despite some initial hesitation from new aldermen, a third mixed-use, residential and retail space by Pappas Development LLC could soon...

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DeKalb City Council to discuss future of Barb City Manor
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DeKalb City Council to discuss future of Barb City Manor

DeKALB – The future of ownership for Barb City Manor could be changing, and City Council members will consider the current status of the lease for...

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Construction underway at site of planned Meijer store in Sycamore
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Construction underway at site of planned Meijer store in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – A new Mejer store in 2020 is still on the horizon, as construction of the building began late last month, city officials said. The work...

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‘I see it as a community service’
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‘I see it as a community service’

SYCAMORE – It was a family affair Monday night at the Sycamore City Council meeting as newcomer Josh Huseman was sworn in as 1st Ward alderman,...

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Moving out  of Illinois
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Moving out of Illinois

DeKalb County Board Chairman Mark Pietrowski Jr. said some people may have lost faith in the state of Illinois, but not him. According to recent...

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DeKalb Party City location to close Nov. 30
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DeKalb Party City location to close Nov. 30

DeKALB – Party City, a popular one-stop-shop for birthday parties and celebration decor, will soon close the doors at its DeKalb location,...

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DeKalb's Ellwood neighborhood residents invited to parking meeting
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DeKalb's Ellwood neighborhood residents invited to parking meeting

DeKALB – Residents in the Ellwood Historic Neighborhood wishing to provide input on new parking restrictions are invited to do so at a public...

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Apartment plans for vacant DeKalb building get positive response
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Apartment plans for vacant DeKalb building get positive response

DeKALB – Members of the city's Joint Review Board responded positively Friday to a new proposal to contribute $3 million in public funds to a $13.8...

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Pappas seeks $3M for former 'Red Shop' buildings
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Pappas seeks $3M for former 'Red Shop' buildings

DeKALB – Now that $2.5 million in tax increment finance money has been denied to developers trying to turn a hospital into a hotel, John Pappas is...

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Pappas could get $2.5M in TIF funds for Mooney property development
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Pappas could get $2.5M in TIF funds for Mooney property development

DeKALB – Now that $2.5 million in tax increment finance money has been denied to developers trying to turn a hospital into a hotel, John Pappas is...

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Cortland-area solar project advances after state lotto
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Cortland-area solar project advances after state lotto

SYCAMORE – One of two of the most contentious solar projects approved in DeKalb County is among the projects that were awarded renewable energy...

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Free Community Resource Fair set for Tuesday at Sycamore High
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Free Community Resource Fair set for Tuesday at Sycamore High

SYCAMORE – Residents wishing to learn more about community resources, and take advantage of free groceries and a free meal are invited to Family...

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Genoa Area Community Food Hub set to open in July
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Genoa Area Community Food Hub set to open in July

GENOA – DeKalb County Community Gardens is founding a Genoa Area Community Food Hub, according to a news release from the organization. The new...

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As cashless stores grow across U.S., so does backlash
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As cashless stores grow across U.S., so does backlash

NEW YORK – Hembert Figueroa just wanted a taco. So he was surprised to learn the dollar bills in his pocket were no good at Dos Toros Taqueria in...

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Malta voters return sitting trustees to office
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Malta voters return sitting trustees to office

MALTA - Voters on Tuesday returned three sitting village board members to office. Donald Haeffner, Thomas Folowell and Dennis Heins all were...

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Weichert office welcomes  new team members
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Weichert office welcomes new team members

DeKALB – Weichert Realtors - Signature Professionals recently added two new team members. Zachary Ottum and Jana Whelan have joined the office at...

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Downtown DeKalb residents soon may be able to buy $75 parking permit
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Downtown DeKalb residents soon may be able to buy $75 parking permit

DeKALB – City Council Ward 7 Alderman Tony Faivre said he’s shocked that downtown DeKalb residents would rather go outside in cold weather to move...

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Hunter Properties' tenants forming tenant association, inviting others to meet Wednesday
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Hunter Properties' tenants forming tenant association, inviting others to meet Wednesday

DeKALB – When James West moved to DeKalb in 2016 to study at Northern Illinois University, he just wanted a cheap apartment near campus. Three...

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Local governments want in on tax revenue from online sales
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Local governments want in on tax revenue from online sales

SPRINGFIELD – A U.S. Supreme Court decision last year allows states to collect sales taxes from online retailers, even if they don’t have a...

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Coates: Membership manager helping businesses thrive
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Coates: Membership manager helping businesses thrive

Hello, DeKalb! I’m Anna Coates and I’ve recently joined the team at the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. I am the new membership manager, but I’ve been...

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DeKalb City Council forensic auditor chosen for TIF inquiry
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DeKalb City Council forensic auditor chosen for TIF inquiry

DeKALB – DeKalb County State’s Attorney Rick Amato somberly addressed the City Council on Monday as he shared that Chicago-based Ernst and Young...

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2019 Community Expo chance for residents, business community to merge
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2019 Community Expo chance for residents, business community to merge

SYCAMORE – Visitors partaking in the Community Expo on Thursday in Sycamore should wear comfortable shoes, and come hungry and prepared to walk,...

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Breaking: Plano City Council set to vote on Gjovik Ford relocation pact Monday
News 3 months ago
Breaking: Plano City Council set to vote on Gjovik Ford relocation pact Monday

PLANO – Gjovik Ford could relocate from Sandwich to Plano as soon as 2020 if the Plano City Council approves a retail sales tax rebate agreement...

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