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City Council discussed allocating more funds to street repairs, with the money coming from savings gained by DeKalb switching to a more affordable waste management service and the implementation of street maintenance fees.

Council discusses street fees

By Jessie Kern | July 16, 2018

DeKALB — City Council discussed adding a street maintenance fee by taking the savings from the controversial waste management company switch during Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting.After City Council decided to move forward with the controversial...

A car is parked on First Street near an indicated seasonal tow-zone sign. Police are encouraging residents to obey these signs and to take precaution during the winter.

DeKalb residents asked to clear cars for safer roads

By Ryan Chodora | January 13, 2014

Local fire and police departments have asked residents to clear their cars and hydrants to make the area safer.Residents can check the snow removal route map on the city’s website.If a vehicle constitutes a hazard to the city’s snow removal, the vehicle...

A farmer harvests his field on Lincoln Highway Wednesday night.
Farming equipment, such as combines, will begin to use DeKalb area
roadways, presenting a potential safety hazard to motorists.

Harvest season puts farming equipment back on DeKalb roads

By Amanda Shaffer | October 5, 2011

As harvest season starts again in DeKalb, roads may become crowded with some unfamiliar vehicles. Farming equipment and other vehicles used while harvesting crops will start using roadways. According to DeKalb Police, one to four accidents happen about...

$135M in infrastructure project bonds approved

By Kyla Gardner | October 21, 2010

The Board of Trustees voted in unanimous approval for the issue of $135 million worth of bonds for the renovation of several residence halls and Holmes Student Center, the construction of an intramural sports complex and the improvement of roads and bike...