Kelsey Rettke is an award-winning journalist who got her start in DeKalb County in 2018 covering city government, crime and courts, education and breaking news. She leads the hard-working team of devoted journalists and photojournalists at the Daily Chronicle, DeKalb County's only daily newspaper. The incredible work produced by the Daily Chronicle's team helped earn the newspaper the 2019 Illinois Associated Press Media Editors' General Excellence award, among many other accolades. Kelsey knows that local news is fueled by you, the readers, and she's passionate about informing the community through investigative, data-driven journalism. Reporting is about empowering people to be courageous enough to share their stories through journalists they trust, and Kelsey and her team are committed to being DeKalb County's top source for trusted news.