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City applying for $2.5M park grant to build  consolidated recreation facility
News 2 months ago
City applying for $2.5M park grant to build consolidated recreation facility

GENOA – Genoa Township Park District Executive Director Paul Bafia wants to provide residents from Genoa and surrounding communities a place to...

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Genoa applying for grant to build recreation facility
News 2 months ago
Genoa applying for grant to build recreation facility

GENOA – Genoa Township Park District Executive Director Paul Bafia wants to provide residents from Genoa and surrounding communities a place to...

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Flappy's Pancake House owners, landlord squabble over messy exit
News 2 months ago
Flappy's Pancake House owners, landlord squabble over messy exit

DeKALB – The owners of Flappy's Pancake House in DeKalb said they weren't given any indication that their landlord, Jim Mason, didn't want to renew...

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Merging governments tops draft of Illinois property tax-reduction plan
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Merging governments tops draft of Illinois property tax-reduction plan

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois could lighten its property tax burden by consolidating governmental taxing districts, standardizing property...

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County finds too many roosters in Blackberry Township
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County finds too many roosters in Blackberry Township

BLACKBERRY TOWNSHIP – The owner of about 80 roosters and the landlord are considering their options as Kane County zoning officials notified them...

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DeKalb County Community Foundation awards $150K in grants
News 3 months ago
DeKalb County Community Foundation awards $150K in grants

SYCAMORE – The DeKalb County Community Foundation distributed $150,360 in Community Needs Grants to 32 organizations that affect county residents....

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DeKalb Hallmark to close in February
News 3 months ago
DeKalb Hallmark to close in February

DeKALB – Two days before Christmas and the Hallmark Gold Crown store in DeKalb is bustling with customers, though it’s unclear whether the crowd of...

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Alton named retail manager for Heartland Bank
News 3 months ago
Alton named retail manager for Heartland Bank

In observance of the Christmas holiday, the Daily Chronicle newspaper will not be published December 25. Breaking news and information will be...

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U.S. heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas
News 3 months ago
U.S. heads to court to build Trump border wall in Texas

HOUSTON – Three years into Donald Trump’s presidency, the U.S. government is ramping up its efforts to seize private land in Texas to build a...

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Researchers suggest more state funding for schools would help lower property taxes
News 3 months ago
Researchers suggest more state funding for schools would help lower property taxes

SPRINGFIELD — A pair of researchers are suggesting the best way to reduce property taxes in Illinois is for the state to take over a greater share...

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Federal lawsuit filed by Hunter Properties against City of DeKalb is dismissed
News 3 months ago
Federal lawsuit filed by Hunter Properties against City of DeKalb is dismissed

DeKALB – A federal lawsuit filed against the city of DeKalb by the city’s largest landlord alleging targeted discrimination has been dismissed,...

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KinderCare hosts community book drive
News 3 months ago
KinderCare hosts community book drive

DeKalb KinderCare Learning Center is hosting a community book drive for the new Genoa Area Community Food & Education Hub. The center is collecting...

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City of DeKalb seeks community development applications for grants
News 3 months ago
City of DeKalb seeks community development applications for grants

DeKALB – DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith announced Monday that the city is once again accepting applications from area nonprofits for its 2020 Community...

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DeKalb City Council approves tax incentive package for international confectioner
News 3 months ago
DeKalb City Council approves tax incentive package for international confectioner

DeKALB – The City Council on Monday approved a package of tax abatements as part of a months-long effort to entice a coveted international...

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Sycamore’s Meijer store construction forges ahead, dependent on weather
News 3 months ago
Sycamore’s Meijer store construction forges ahead, dependent on weather

SYCAMORE – While the Meijer construction looks as if it’s well on its way, the weather still could affect when the store opens. “The weather’s...

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Pritzker to foot $40K bill for Capitol office upgrades
News 4 months ago
Pritzker to foot $40K bill for Capitol office upgrades

SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. JB Pritzker is planning to spend $40,000 of his own money to renovate his state Capitol office next month, according...

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News 4 months ago
Borek: Numerous industrial projects completed in 2019

As we approach the close of 2019, DeKalb County is on the verge of attracting developments of significant size and impact that they could begin to...

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Pappas Development begins demolition of last barbed wire factory in DeKalb
News 4 months ago
Pappas Development begins demolition of last barbed wire factory in DeKalb

DeKALB – The last barbed wire factory in DeKalb reached the end of its days Monday, as Pappas Development, LLC construction crews began demolishing...

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Magic under the moon: State Street performers bring holiday cheer to Sycamore
News 4 months ago
Magic under the moon: State Street performers bring holiday cheer to Sycamore

SYCAMORE – Ron Flemal stood and stared, awestruck by his granddaughter Abbie Andrews as she danced as the character Flounder from “The Little...

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Online thrift stores give deal hunters new ways to score
News 4 months ago
Online thrift stores give deal hunters new ways to score

NEW YORK – It’s not just eBay anymore. A slew of websites and apps act as virtual thrift stores for vintage devotees, deal hunters and those...

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Leader profiles: Community key to Sauk Valley's Hellmich
News 4 months ago
Leader profiles: Community key to Sauk Valley's Hellmich

DIXON – Dave Hellmich is ingrained in the Sauk Valley, from cycling across its country roads to filling a seat at community tables as an advocate...

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Garden club donates to Annie Glidden  North neighborhood project
News 4 months ago
Garden club donates to Annie Glidden North neighborhood project

In August, the DeKalb Area Garden Club presented Dan Kenney of DeKalb County Community Gardens with a grant in the amount of $500 to be used to...

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Treml unites community, businesses
News 4 months ago
Treml unites community, businesses

SYCAMORE – RoseMarie Treml said that the pumpkins on display near Sycamore’s downtown stone signs welcome visitors to the historic district. People...

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