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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...

The construction of Peace Road will include a bike path that extends from Lincoln Highway to Macom Drive.

DeKalb to add bike path

By Leah Nicolini | April 14, 2016

DeKalb | DeKalb is looking to collaborate with NIU to encourage bicycle transportation by paving a path for cyclists from Lincoln Highway south to Macom Drive.The Peace Road lane widening project will incorporate the construction of a bicycle path in...

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...

DeKalb seeks student interns

November 19, 2015

DeKalb has resumed its search for two NIU student interns after the Illinois budget impasse left it with less state funding.The city budget, when reviewed last month, was determined to be able to accommodate the internship positions as they were both...

City engineer anticipates challenge

By Alissa Jacob | February 17, 2014

City Council has appointed an engineer who plans to work with the community and establishments in the area.John Laskowski began in January, but City Council made his position official Monday. The previous engineer, Joel Maurer, retired at the end of November....

Grant money awarded in order to demolish property in Sycamore

By Eric Beesley | January 25, 2011

SYCAMORE | A grant was awarded to local developer John Pappas for the demolition of the former Fargo Motors property at 437 W. State Street. The TIF grant, in the amount of $61,680, was awarded at the Sycamore City Council meeting on Jan. 18. According...