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DeKalb police awarded grant to install LED sign on Route 38

DeKALB – The DeKalb Police Department has been awarded a $5,750 grant, which will be used to install an LED sign atop its existing department sign to be used for community notifications.

According to a news release from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus and Commonwealth Edison, the two groups partnered to award $170,000 in public safety grants to 25 northern Illinois communities, including DeKalb.

DeKalb’s grant will support the purchase and installation of an exterior, double-sided, LED community notification signboard.

The sign will be mounted on top of the existing department sign on Route 38, across from Northern Illinois University, the release said.

The new sign will allow the department to make appropriate community notifications about public safety events, such as crime alerts, missing or endangered person alerts, weather events, natural disasters, roadway closures and other incidents.

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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