DeKalb County area leaders are being asked to approve a proposal which could see almost 800 acres of land added to the DeKalb County Enterprise Zone, a tool used to push economic development. The Sycamore City Council is expected to vote Monday.
Democrat Ellingsworth Webb, who represents District 9, was elected the new chair of the DeKalb County Board Wednesday night. He’s the first Black chairperson of the board, and succeeds Suzanne Willis who resigned last week.
A divided DeKalb City Council this week backed a controversial downtown nuisance gathering ordinance, though discussion turned heated as 7th Ward Alderman John Walker walked out of the room in apparent anger, directing an insult at the mayor. A final vote is expected March 11.
The DeKalb Citizen Police Review Board has decided to limit the involvement of police officers while the panel meets in closed session during its public meetings moving forward. New recommendations were made its most recent board meeting.