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Railroad crossings to be closed

By Northern Star staff | April 9, 2017

DeKalb | The IL 23 and 38-Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing in DeKalb will be closed beginning April 10, according to a March 28 Illinois of Department of Transportation press release.The closures of these crossings will last up to four days to repair...

Construction on the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis bike path that will connect the Prarie Park path with the path on campus near East Lagoon is projected to begin in May. This connection will be made in the area circled on the map.

Trail to connect community

By Morgan Fink | January 19, 2017

­DeKALB — The construction of the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis bike path is projected to be completed by the end of 2017 with construction proposed to start in May, said City Engineer John Laskowski.“This is a missing link that is critical to getting the South...

Peace Road may be 4 lanes

By Leah Nicolini | April 7, 2016

DeKalb city staff is preparing a grant proposal for the Illinois Department of Transportation requesting $4 million to fund the $13 million widening of Peace Road from two lanes into four.City Council approved the proposal to proceed with the funding...

County sheriff makes 4 drunk driving arrests in St. Patrick’s Day crackdown

By Northern Star staff | April 6, 2016

The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office made four drunk driving arrests and wrote 10 seat belt citations during its March 17 crackdown.The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office joined state and local law enforcement agencies, as well as high safety partners, in the...

City, county to apply for $3.5M for transit facility

City, county to apply for $3.5M for transit facility

By Kristin Maglabe | April 30, 2015

The city and county of DeKalb are requesting more than $3.5 million in grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation for a new public transit facility due to growth in ridership and vehicles.DeKalb County’s Voluntary Action Center, an organization...

DeKalb to request $3 million in grants for new public transit facility

By Northern Star staff | April 28, 2015

The city and county of DeKalb will ask the Illinois Department of Transportation for monetary assistance to build a new public transit facility.City Council voted to submit an application requesting $3 million from the Illinois Department of Transportation...

Local roads to be fixed due to high accident rate

By Alissa Jacob | April 9, 2014

Changes are coming for East County Line Road and Route 64 in Sycamore due to high truck traffic and accident rate.The DeKalb County Board is teaming up with the Illinois Department of Transportation to implement a plan to improve the conditions of the...

Police authority

Buckle up for the holidays

By Stoney Stone | November 25, 2013

In an preventative effort to curb reckless behavior, local officers are planning roadside safety checkpoints throughout the Thanksgiving weekend.Officers will check for seat belt use as Illinois law requiresall passengers in a vehicle to wear a seat belt....

Mike Morocco, senior time arts major, takes the eco park bike pah as a shortcut back to his apartment in September 2011.

City plans to add bike paths to DeKalb

By Ali Combs | April 3, 2013

The city of DeKalb is making plans for a nearly $1 million bike path. The path will be funded mostly by a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) through a bike trail enhancement grant. The grant will be used to build a bike path that...