DeKalb County businesses, offices close as cold bears down

January 30, 2019

Business, schools, and public buildings throughout DeKalb County have announced closings for Wednesday and Thursday. Below is the list of closures:


• All DeKalb County public schools will be closed Wednesday, with extracurricular activities cancelled. Some districts, including DeKalb School District 428 and Genoa-Kingston School District 424, said they will make an announcement about Thursday classes by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

• Northern Illinois University: The DeKalb campus will be closed until 10 p.m. Wednesday, and all classes on NIU’s main campus and all satellite campuses are canceled until noon Thursday.

• Kishwaukee College: Campus will be closed all day Wednesday, and all classes and activities are canceled.

Public buildings and services

• Genoa City Hall will be closed Wednesday. The Genoa Police Department is a warming center and will be open. Residents with a water main break or other non-emergencies are instructed to call 815-784-6633.

• Sycamore Public Library: The library will be closed Wednesday.

• DeKalb Public Library: The library will be closed until 1 p.m. Thursday.

• The DeKalb Park District: Its facilities will be closed all day Wednesday. A decision about Thursday will be made by 6 p.m. Wednesday.

• DeKalb County government offices: All county offices, including the courts, will be closed Wednesday and re-open at noon Thursday, according to the county’s Facebook page.

• Lakeshore Recycling: It is suspending collection services Wednesday for the city of DeKalb. According to the city, trash collection service will be moved back a day.

• Waste Management: Trash collection will be delayed until Friday for the city of Sycamore. Waste Management spokeswoman Lisa Disbrow said residents should have their trash carts out by 6 a.m. Friday. All collections should be complete by Saturday, Disbrow said. Recycling collection for this week will be postponed. Recycling pick-up will resume according to its regular schedule next week.

• Local transit services will not be available Wednesday, according to the city of DeKalb. That means Huskie Line, Dial-A-Ride, MedVAC, Meals on Wheels and TransVAC will be canceled through Wednesday.


• Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab services at Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Hospital and Valley West Hospitals are canceled for Wednesday and Thursday. The Northwestern Medicine Kishwaukee Health & Wellness Center will delay opening until 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, and close early Wednesday at 5 p.m., according to a memo by Kim Waterman, media relations manager at Northwestern Medicine.

• All First State Bank branches will be closed Wednesday, according to the company Facebook page. 24-hour banking will still be available at firststatebank.biz or any First State Bank ATM.

• The Kishwaukee Family YMCA will be closed Wednesday, and all classes, programs and activities are canceled. The YMCA will re-open for regular hours at 5 a.m. Thursday. Kid Zone will remain closed until 4 p.m. Thursday.


• Tails Humane Society, 2250 Barber Greene Road in DeKalb, will be closed Wednesday. Spay/neuter surgeries will be rescheduled.

• The Sycamore State Theatre, 420 W. State St. in Sycamore, will be closed Wednesday.

• The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb, box office will be closed Wednesday.

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