Sycamore city officials to name street after retiring DeKalb County Sheriff Roger Scott

The Sycamore City Council will vote during their Monday meeting whether to rename a street on the DeKalb County government campus after the county’s soon-to-be-retired sheriff of more than 30 years. According to the council’s meeting agenda, the resolution includes declaring Locust Street, from Exchange Street to Sycamore Street within the DeKalb County Campus, as Roger Scott Boulevard.

Photos: Artists and officials gather for Unity mural ribbon cutting

Artists Aaron Robertson, Ivy Vargas, Jordan Jacob, and Shannon Gallagher along with City of DeKalb officials and members of the Citizens' Community Enhancement Commission cut the ribbon for the Unity mural Friday afternoon. The mural, in the underpass below Lincoln Highway near Northern Illinois University, depicts images of Civil Rights leaders and the words "peace," "love," and "unity."

Linh Nguyen, past president of DeKalb County League of Women Voters, announces intent to run for county clerk office

“I’ve been waiting long enough, hoping somebody else would speak out for me, for my community, for my children,” Nguyen said. “But maybe it’s time that I have to put myself out there and be the change I want to see.” Former local League of Women Voters president Linh Nguyen has announced her intent to run for DeKalb County Clerk and Recorder in 2022.

DeKalb city officials detail police department’s 2020 year in review

DeKalb city officials say they’re trying to take a more personal and hands-on approach to police recruiting after a year that was unlike any other, as the police department’s annual report showed. “When I walk into a roll call room, I want to see a picture of humanity,” Chief David Byrd said on recruitment.