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U.S. adds a solid 164,000 jobs; unemployment rate stays 3.7%
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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
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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
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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
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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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St. Paul’s to host DeKalb Tenants meeting
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St. Paul’s to host DeKalb Tenants meeting

DeKALB – St. Paul’s Episcopal Church will host the next monthly meeting of the DeKalb Tenants Association at 6 p.m. July 27. The DeKalb Tenant...

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Sugar Grove officials continue talks with Crown Development about controversial development near I-88 & Route 47
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Sugar Grove officials continue talks with Crown Development about controversial development near I-88 & Route 47

SUGAR GROVE – The village of Sugar Grove is continuing to engage in talks with Crown Community Development, even after plans for multi-use...

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Community foundation grant applications open
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Community foundation grant applications open

SYCAMORE – The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 Community Needs Grants and Farny R. Wurlitzer Foundation Fund Grants is a month and a half away....

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Borek: Business and industry hiring survey extended
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Borek: Business and industry hiring survey extended

The DeKalb County Economic Development Corp.’s online Industry Hiring Survey is being extended to July 19. We are so pleased with the response to...

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Century 21 Affiliated welcomes Walker
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Century 21 Affiliated welcomes Walker

DeKALB – Melanie Walker has become a Realtor with Century 21 Affiliated. Walker passed her broker’s exam May 6, and immediately went from licensed...

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Agents complete Weichert  Management Academy
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Agents complete Weichert Management Academy

DeKALB – Two local Weichert Real Estate Affiliates Inc. agents have completed the company’s Management Academy training. The intense five-day...

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County implements building code update Monday
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County implements building code update Monday

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County will follow new building codes for all new residential and commercial projects starting Monday. The DeKalb County Board...

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DeKalb Aldi store to open in new location in July
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DeKalb Aldi store to open in new location in July

DeKALB – The local Aldi grocery store is set to open in its new location in the Northland Plaza shopping center by the last week of July, City...

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DeKalb council votes to list several city-owned properties for sale
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DeKalb council votes to list several city-owned properties for sale

DeKALB – City Manager Bill Nicklas is looking to list some additional city-owned property on the market as the city looks for ways to raise money...

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Report: Most Illinois toddlers not fully ready for kindergarten
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Report: Most Illinois toddlers not fully ready for kindergarten

SPRINGFIELD — A new report from the Illinois State Board of Education says the vast majority of children who entered kindergarten last year lacked...

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Barb City Manor gets 10-year lease extension from city of DeKalb
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Barb City Manor gets 10-year lease extension from city of DeKalb

DeKALB – Maureen Gerrity read from an expansive list of capital improvements done to Barb City Manor over the past 40 years, right before the...

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DeKalb City Council to consider Barb City Manor lease
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DeKalb City Council to consider Barb City Manor lease

DeKALB – The City Council will vote Monday to approve a 10-year lease extension for Barb City Manor, to begin July 1 and run through Dec. 31, 2028,...

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Incentives aimed at helping land data centers
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Incentives aimed at helping land data centers

SPRINGFIELD – The digital world’s data must be stored somewhere. Lawmakers want to give Illinois an even chance of ensuring it’s stored here. House...

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DeKalb parks seeking grant money for $1M Welsh Park master plan
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DeKalb parks seeking grant money for $1M Welsh Park master plan

DeKALB – Welsh Park could get a $1 million makeover soon, as the DeKalb Park Board considers concept plans ahead of an Aug. 19 grant deadline which...

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DeKalb park district eyeing grant money for $1 million Welsh Park Master Plan
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DeKalb park district eyeing grant money for $1 million Welsh Park Master Plan

DeKALB – Welsh Park could get a $1 million makeover soon, as the DeKalb Park Board of Commissioners considers concept plans ahead of an Aug. 19...

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DeKalb County information office unveils interactive map software
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DeKalb County information office unveils interactive map software

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County officials unveiled an interactive mapping software Thursday that will help smaller municipalities provide information for...

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No current plans for Shodeen DeKalb sites development
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No current plans for Shodeen DeKalb sites development

DeKALB – Dave Patzelt, construction president for Geneva-based developer Shodeen Group, said the group has no current plans to develop multiple...

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Rosenow named Realtor of the Year
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Rosenow named Realtor of the Year

Alison Rosenow, managing broker and owner of American Realty in Sycamore, was named Realtor of the Year by the HomeTown Association of Realtors in...

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CBD-only store opens on DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore
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CBD-only store opens on DeKalb Avenue in Sycamore

SYCAMORE – Chip Staebell wants the world to know that his store isn’t selling products for people to use to get high. It’s about pain relief, and...

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Fargo Furniture store in Sycamore closes
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Fargo Furniture store in Sycamore closes

SYCAMORE – Ronesha Pena said two things drew her and her husband, Omar, to Sycamore to open a furniture store: the friendly environment and a...

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