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22nd of October 2018


Annie Glidden North plan nears completion

The Annie Glidden North Task force meeting Wednesday to discuss its plan to revitalize the neighborhood.Provided photo


The Annie Glidden North Task force meeting Wednesday to discuss its plan to revitalize the neighborhood.

DeKALB – The Annie Glidden Task Force formed in late 2017 is on the brink of sending its plan on how to best revitalize the Annie Glidden North neighborhood to the City Council, according to a news release from the city.

The release said more than 30 potential projects are being fit into the plan more than a year after the council approved hiring the Chicago-based Camiros planning firm to carry out a four-phase plan that would cost no more than $83,550. The goal is to make the neighborhood safer, more aesthetically pleasing and economically vibrant. The neighborhood is defined as being between Lucinda Avenue and Dresser Road, east and west of Annie Glidden Road.

Aaron Stevens, a management analyst with the city, said 10 projects have been earmarked as essential to change in the neighborhood, and that among them are continued improvement of public transportation and establishing a community food education center.

The task force is expected to meet in the coming weeks to vote on a final plan that will be made available to the public before it goes before the City Council. Open house meetings will take place for the public to comment, according to the release. Four community meetings have taken place over the past year to find out how residents think the city could best improve their neighborhood.

For information, contact Stevens at 815-748-2096 or

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