Airport will brief council

By Jessica Kalin

The DeKalb City Council will have a joint meeting with the Airport Advisory Board and the airport manager at Monday’s council workshop.

DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., will have the majority of the time to talk about recent improvements it has made.

The airport will showcase its mobile classroom used by Kishwaukee College, the truck driving training area and the flight simulator.

The issue of the Illinois Tollway increasing tolls and the possible increase in truck traffic through DeKalb will also be addressed.

City Manager Mark Biernacki said the increase in truck traffic will damage roadways and erode the quality of life in DeKalb.

Up for discussion is the placement of 22 new bus shelters throughout the city. Biernacki said the shelters will improve the aesthetics of the city.

The new shelters would replace existing ones, but the construction and maintenance of the shelters will not be funded by the city.

The Illinois Convenience and Safety Corporation has approached the city about funding the project. In return, the ICSC will advertise for free on the buses.

NIU’s Student Association, Huskie Line and the Volunteer Action Center have been involved with talks about changes to the bus routes.

The City Council’s workshop meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Monday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.