DeKalb alderman’s opponents call for his resignation after abuse allegations surface

DeKalb City Council Ward 5 alderman Scott McAdams (right) listens as Derek Van Buer, one of the two DeKalb residents who filed objections against him, speaks Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, during a City of DeKalb Electoral Board hearing. The hearing was held to decide if incumbent McAdams, who is running unopposed for DeKalb’s 5th Ward aldermanic seat, should be removed from the ballot due to objections filed by two residents regarding signatures and filing procedure.