From the December 28, 2016, MidWeek (Dekalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
"Now that the 'closed' signs have been removed from both ends of the new DeKalb-Sycamore road some details of changes that have come to pass along its right of way are noticeable.
"Many have not noted that fact that a gateway is missing at Hopkins Park. The wide central entrance to DeKalb's park has been done away with. The gateway pillars have been removed and a curbing built across the former approach.
"Replacing the center entrance are two entrances, one at the north and the other at the south ends of the park."
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