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DeKalb, NIU community comes out to Clean the Kish
News 2 months ago
DeKalb, NIU community comes out to Clean the Kish

DeKALB –­ Volunteers from Northern Illinois University and the DeKalb County community united Sunday to clean up a stretch of the Kishwaukee River....

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DeKalb already fielding interest from marijuana merchants
News 3 months ago
DeKalb already fielding interest from marijuana merchants

DeKALB – City Manager Bill Nicklas said the city is already being approached by interested parties looking to set up a marijuana shop in DeKalb, as...

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DeKalb bringing in the business
News 3 months ago
DeKalb bringing in the business

DeKALB – Construction will soon be underway in the ChicagoWest Business Center to prepare for two companies that City Manager Bill Nicklas is...

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Epilepsy Foundation of DeKalb battles dried-up funds
News 3 months ago
Epilepsy Foundation of DeKalb battles dried-up funds

DeKALB – Jeanette Johnson’s daughter, Grace, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 3, and now, 12 years later, the community resource that...

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Illinois Lottery expands online, mobile app ticket offerings
News 3 months ago
Illinois Lottery expands online, mobile app ticket offerings

SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Lottery is expanding the options players have to buy certain tickets without leaving the house after the General...

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Tenants call on city to deter landlord ‘injustices’
News 3 months ago
Tenants call on city to deter landlord ‘injustices’

DeKALB – Disgruntled tenants are making their frustrations clear as the city of DeKalb looks to put pressure on property owners who fail to...

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Public support for clerk halts vote
News 3 months ago
Public support for clerk halts vote

DeKALB – Although future city clerks will remain on the ballot, indecision by the City Council after continued public outcry by citizens led the...

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Chronicle office to have limited hours this week
News 3 months ago
Chronicle office to have limited hours this week

Hours at our office at 1586 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb will be limited this week. The office will be open from 9 a.m. to noon on Wednesday and...

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Tenant Association seek to equip residents with tools to create change
News 3 months ago
Tenant Association seek to equip residents with tools to create change

DeKALB – Caprisha Shamyra Williams pointed to water damage on her living room ceiling Thursday in her ground-floor unit at Lincoln Tower, and said...

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Pritzker signs protections for immigrant tenants
News 3 months ago
Pritzker signs protections for immigrant tenants

SPRINGFIELD – People who rent homes or apartments in Illinois who are not U.S. citizens have new legal protections under state law. Gov. JB...

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'Neighbors helping neighbors'
News 3 months ago
'Neighbors helping neighbors'

DeKALB – A day of rainy weather couldn’t keep the DeKalb County Pride Benefit Concert from happening Wednesday at the Hopkins Park band shell, nor...

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Rep. Keicher seeking property tax feedback to inform his work
News 3 months ago
Rep. Keicher seeking property tax feedback to inform his work

SYCAMORE – Residents concerned about their property taxes are invited to take an online survey to help shape legislation for the Property Tax...

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Report: ‘Bullying’ rife in House Speaker Mike Madigan's office
News 3 months ago
Report: ‘Bullying’ rife in House Speaker Mike Madigan's office

SPRINGFIELD – An investigation into the “workplace culture” of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s office found his former chief of staff...

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Real estate broker prep program coming to Kish
News 3 months ago
Real estate broker prep program coming to Kish

The Real Estate Broker Pre-license Exam preparation program will be offered at Kishwaukee College this fall. The course will take place from 6 to 9...

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Chamber welcomes Stoddard State Farm
News 3 months ago
Chamber welcomes Stoddard State Farm

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce board members, ambassadors and staff, along with other community, members recently welcomed Stoddard State Farm to...

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Coates: Chamber works to help build the community
News 3 months ago
Coates: Chamber works to help build the community

Many people have heard of a chamber of commerce, but are unsure exactly what it does, who can participate and why a community has one. Chambers of...

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‘A great transition into the next era’
News 3 months ago
‘A great transition into the next era’

DeKALB – In the past few months, the DeKalb County Convention & Visitors Bureau lost its longtime leader, was told to find new offices by December,...

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Council to vote on ordinances for property sale
News 3 months ago
Council to vote on ordinances for property sale

SYCAMORE –­ A land sale between the city of Sycamore and DeKalb County will be the focus of Monday’s Sycamore City Council. Sycamore plans to sell...

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Hunter Properties sues DeKalb claiming 'unequal discriminatory' treatment
News 3 months ago
Hunter Properties sues DeKalb claiming 'unequal discriminatory' treatment

DeKALB – Embattled landlord Hunter Ridgebrook Properties LLC has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of DeKalb seeking $10 million for what it...

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Hunter Properties sues City of DeKalb claiming
News 3 months ago
Hunter Properties sues City of DeKalb claiming "unequal discriminatory" treatment

DeKALB – Embattled landlord Hunter Ridgebrook Properties LLC has filed a lawsuit against the City of DeKalb for $10 million for what it says are...

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DeKalb County State's Attorney weighs in on DeKalb City Clerk debate
News 3 months ago
DeKalb County State's Attorney weighs in on DeKalb City Clerk debate

SYCAMORE – In a letter sent by DeKalb County States Attorney Rick Amato to the City of DeKalb Friday, Amato said the city should not pass...

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BREAKING: Hunter Properties sues City of DeKalb claiming
News 3 months ago
BREAKING: Hunter Properties sues City of DeKalb claiming "unequal discriminatory" treatment

DeKALB – Embattled landlord Hunter Ridegbrook Properties LLC has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of DeKalb for $10 million for what it...

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Once a retail shrine, flagship stores lose their shine
News 3 months ago
Once a retail shrine, flagship stores lose their shine

NEW YORK – It used to be considered the retailer’s crown jewel – a large-format store on a swank corridor that showed off the best of what a brand...

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Public hearing for block grant  scheduled for Monday
News 3 months ago
Public hearing for block grant scheduled for Monday

DeKALB – Residents are invited to a public hearing Monday during the regular city council meeting to discuss the city’s Community Development Block...

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Pappas' Agora Tower project gets nod from P&Z commission, goes to council
News 4 months ago
Pappas' Agora Tower project gets nod from P&Z commission, goes to council

DeKALB ­– The John Pappas-led project slated for the former Mooney building, now dubbed “Agora Tower,” got the go-ahead from DeKalb’s Planning and...

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Bridge Pawn offers 'family-friendly' atmosphere, owners say
News 4 months ago
Bridge Pawn offers 'family-friendly' atmosphere, owners say

DeKALB – Greg Holloway and Dave Franzene are trying to change the face of pawn shops, and want residents to know their new shop, Bridge Pawn,...

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U.S. adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%
News 4 months ago
U.S. adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%

WASHINGTON – U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July but still added a solid 164,000 jobs to an economy that appears poised to extend its decade...

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County to sell 23 real estate properties
News 4 months ago
County to sell 23 real estate properties

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County, as a trustee, will offer 23 real estate properties that it has completed tax deed proceedings on. The properties had not...

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Hundreds line up for Aldi's new DeKalb location
News 4 months ago
Hundreds line up for Aldi's new DeKalb location

DeKALB – Mary Katalak of DeKalb arrived at Aldi's new location, 2540 Sycamore Road in Northland Plaza, at 5:50 a.m. Thursday, earning her the first...

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Several Sandwich property owners appealing assessments to state review board
News 4 months ago
Several Sandwich property owners appealing assessments to state review board

SANDWICH – Taxing bodies may see a decrease in tax revenue if area businesses are granted decreases in recent property assessment appeals. Hall St....

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