City of DeKalb settles $285K lawsuit with Elonte McDowell in unanimous council vote

McDowell sued the city after controversial arrest during which former DeKalb Police Sgt. Jeffrey Weese placed him in a chokehold, later found to have violated interdepartmental use of force policy

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.