City of DeKalb reaches proposed settlement in lawsuit with Elonte McDowell, who sued former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese, for $285K

McDowell sued the city after controversial arrest where former Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese placed an arm around his neck in a way that was later identified by a forensic doctor as a chokehold

Kelsey Rettke

Kelsey Rettke is the editor of the Daily Chronicle, part of Shaw Media and DeKalb County's only daily newspaper devoted to local news, crime and courts, government, business, sports and community coverage. Kelsey also covers breaking news for Shaw Media Local News Network.

Katie Finlon

Katie Finlon covers local government and breaking news for DeKalb County in Illinois. She has covered local government news for Shaw Media since 2018 and has had bylines in Daily Chronicle, Kendall County Record newspapers, Northwest Herald and in public radio over the years.