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Devonaire Farms projects electrify DeKalb
News 11 months ago
Devonaire Farms projects electrify DeKalb

DeKALB – Ah, the sweet smell of lumber and the dulcet tones of dump trucks unloading gravel for a new home’s foundation. It’s been years since...

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Devonaire Farms projects give DeKalb a building permit surge
News 11 months ago
Devonaire Farms projects give DeKalb a building permit surge

DeKALB – Ah, the sweet smell of lumber and the dulcet tones of dump trucks unloading gravel for a new home’s foundation. It’s been years since...

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Mixed messages: Job listings online for shuttered DeKalb Applebee's
News 11 months ago
Mixed messages: Job listings online for shuttered DeKalb Applebee's

DeKALB – Miss Applebee’s? Maybe you went there on the regular. Maybe you worked there. Whatever the case, a flurry of job postings on Indeed...

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Hearing officer recommends approval for two more solar energy projects
News 11 months ago
Hearing officer recommends approval for two more solar energy projects

SYCAMORE – Sharon Moore of Sandwich said there have been four proposed solar farms in her neighborhood since DeKalb County passed a solar ordinance...

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Eviction of DeKalb 'hoarder' leads to curbside rummage free-for-all
News 11 months ago
Eviction of DeKalb 'hoarder' leads to curbside rummage free-for-all

DeKALB – Brian Byrd shook his head. The 59-year-old DeKalb resident couldn’t believe the hundreds of thousands of Boy Scout and law enforcement...

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Eviction of DeKalb 'hoarder' leads to curbside rummage free-for-all
News 11 months ago
Eviction of DeKalb 'hoarder' leads to curbside rummage free-for-all

DeKALB – Brian Byrd shook his head. The 59-year-old DeKalb resident couldn't believe the hundreds of thousands of Boy Scout and law enforcement...

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Walmart's size may not shield it from rising prices
News 11 months ago
Walmart's size may not shield it from rising prices

It's getting more expensive for retailers like Walmart to stock its shelves with household staples like diapers, paper towels and bottled water....

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HUD report: Feds delayed despite evidence of awful housing in Alexander County-Housing
News 11 months ago
HUD report: Feds delayed despite evidence of awful housing in Alexander County-Housing

CAIRO, Ill. – A report by a watchdog says the federal government could have done more to intervene in southern Illinois while residents were stuck...

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Library board reimbursement check's not in the mail, DeKalb mayor says
News 12 months ago
Library board reimbursement check's not in the mail, DeKalb mayor says

DeKALB – Residents living in the DeKalb Public Library’s district shouldn’t hold their breath waiting for that property tax levy rebate check the...

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DeKalb public works, Lakeshore outlines what residents can expect with changeover
News 1 year ago
DeKalb public works, Lakeshore outlines what residents can expect with changeover

DeKALB – City officials and Lakeshore Recycling Systems are outlining exactly what residents can expect with the changeover in waste pickup...

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Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases
News 1 year ago
Hy-Vee recalls spring pasta salad tied to salmonella cases

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Midwest grocery store chain Hy-Vee Inc. has recalled its store-brand spring pasta salad after 20 people got salmonella in...

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City won't write parking tickets in Elwood neighborhood during construction
News 1 year ago
City won't write parking tickets in Elwood neighborhood during construction

DeKALB – Residents and visitors of the Ellwood neighborhood won’t have to worry about parking tickets while construction blocks them from their...

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Correction for July 14
News 1 year ago
Correction for July 14

A story published in Saturday's Daily Chronicle misquoted Sean Harold. It should have read that said Sean Harold knew his father, Nick Harold, who...

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Work wrapping up on DeKalb's Cornerstone development
News 1 year ago
Work wrapping up on DeKalb's Cornerstone development

DeKALB – Developer John Pappas walked through the Cornerstone construction site Friday as contractors continued to work on the project’s finishing...

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Boil order lifted in northwest DeKalb neighborhood
News 1 year ago
Boil order lifted in northwest DeKalb neighborhood

DeKALB – The water is fine and wonderful. So said DeKalb Public Works Director Tim Holdeman about 2 p.m. Thursday, less than 24 hours after a water...

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DeKalb aldermen interested in returning waste hauler savings to taxpayers
News 1 year ago
DeKalb aldermen interested in returning waste hauler savings to taxpayers

DeKALB – Rather than seeing all of the savings from Lakeshore Recycling System’s new contract go toward street maintenance, most DeKalb City...

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NIU faculty finally moves into new Stevens Building after 2 state budget impasses
News 1 year ago
NIU faculty finally moves into new Stevens Building after 2 state budget impasses

DeKALB – Alexander Gelman, director of the School of Theatre and Dance at Northern Illinois University, said students were told they would get to...

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Developer, nonprofit vying for long-vacant DeKalb property
News 1 year ago
Developer, nonprofit vying for long-vacant DeKalb property

DeKALB – Two groups now are vying to buy and rehab the long-vacant former St. Mary's Hospital building at 145 Fisk Ave. north of downtown, and the...

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DeKalb council OKs TIF-incentivized projects
News 1 year ago
DeKalb council OKs TIF-incentivized projects

DeKALB – Two rehabilitative projects backed by tax increment financing funds, which could amount to more than $350,000 of the city’s remaining TIF...

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Street maintenance work to begin Wednesday
News 1 year ago
Street maintenance work to begin Wednesday

DeKALB – The city of DeKalb’s 2018 street maintenance program is set to begin Wednesday with sawing and curb removal in the Ellwood neighborhood....

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Sycamore Planning Commission approves revisions for Meijer plan
News 1 year ago
Sycamore Planning Commission approves revisions for Meijer plan

SYCAMORE – City officials first announced plans for a new Meijer store at the northwest corner of Peace Road and Route 23 in March 2017, but with...

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TIF requests to come before DeKalb City Council
News 1 year ago
TIF requests to come before DeKalb City Council

DeKALB – Tax increment financing has been critical to a number of major downtown developments. But the DeKalb City Council now will consider a...

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Sixth Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal for South Annie Glidden Road
News 1 year ago
Sixth Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal for South Annie Glidden Road

DeKALB – Plans to develop a 90-room hotel on a 2.87-acre lot on the southwest corner of Knolls Avenue South and South Annie Glidden Road will be...

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Sycamore planning commission to reconsider Meijer permit
News 1 year ago
Sycamore planning commission to reconsider Meijer permit

SYCAMORE – Meijer is apparently still coming to Sycamore. But it’s likely to be significantly smaller than originally planned. Nearly a year and a...

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Sycamore garbage contract remains with Waste Management, as Lakeshore comes to DeKalb
News 1 year ago
Sycamore garbage contract remains with Waste Management, as Lakeshore comes to DeKalb

SYCAMORE – In light of the city of DeKalb recently announcing its change in garbage collection service, Sycamore officials said no one has...

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Sycamore planning commission reconsiders Meijer permit
News 1 year ago
Sycamore planning commission reconsiders Meijer permit

SYCAMORE – Meijer is apparently still coming to Sycamore. It's just likely going to be significantly smaller than originally planned. Nearly a year...

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Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal on South Annie Glidden Road
News 1 year ago
Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal on South Annie Glidden Road

DeKALB – Plans to develop a 90-room hotel on a 2.87-acre lot on the southwest corner of Knolls Avenue South and South Annie Glidden Road will be...

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Sixth Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal on South Annie Glidden Road
News 1 year ago
Sixth Ward meeting to discuss new hotel proposal on South Annie Glidden Road

DeKALB – Plans to develop a 90-room hotel on a 2.87-acre lot on the southwest corner of Knolls Avenue South and South Annie Glidden Road will be...

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DeKalb meets requirements for potential TIF district
News 1 year ago
DeKalb meets requirements for potential TIF district

DeKALB – A $40,000 feasibility study conducted by Chicago-based S.B. Friedman determined that the city of DeKalb would meet the necessary...

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Renovations of apartments at 471 & 477 E. State St. in Sycamore making progress
News 1 year ago
Renovations of apartments at 471 & 477 E. State St. in Sycamore making progress

SYCAMORE – The once brown-brick exterior of the two apartment buildings is now covered with a coat of white paint. New stairs have been built,...

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