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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.
Dozens of partners and collaborators gathered Tuesday to celebrate another year of community support with Kishwaukee United Way, which in 2023 distributed $168,000 to community organizations aiding area residents.
Opinion | Do you know where your recycling goes? writes James Carlin of the DeKalb County Health Department. Here's a breakdown:
A possible tornado was spotted near Hinckley Tuesday night, according to a spokesperson with the National Weather Service. A tornado watch remains in effect for DeKalb County through 10 p.m., and a wind advisory through 6 a.m. Wednesday.
At 6:37 p.m. Tuesday, Doppler radar and automated rain gauges indicated heavy rainfall continuing across portions of southeastern Lee and southern DeKalb counties, with rainfall rates up to 1-2 inches per hour.
The first show of the season, the Disney musical "Beauty and the Beast," runs Feb. 29 to March 3, at the Egyptian Theatre.
The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. March 12 at the Lincoln Inn at Faranda’s, 302 Grove St. in DeKalb.
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.
Paintings by local artist Rudy Galindo will feature at a solo art exhibit in March at Jubilee Artisans in downtown DeKalb.
Update: NIU officials said police have determined threats of mass violence were not credible Monday after an anonymous email sent to faculty that included requests for a “large police presence in hopes of gaining international news” attention.
On this Black History Month, here’s a look at how one DeKalb pastor is continually striving to carry out his legacy.
Opinion: The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce’s women’s group, Gather, is breaking networking boundaries and setting women up for success at their annual Kickoff Luncheon, writes Virginia Filicetti.
The DeKalb boys basketball team met Warren Tuesday in a sectional semifinal at Rock Valley College in Rockford.
Arcomusical will hold its annual Transformation Through Rhythm concert fundraiser March 3 to benefit the 2024 Give DeKalb County Bonus Pool. Give DeKalb County, a 24-hour fundraiser benefiting local nonprofits, takes places May 2.
The DeKalb City Council on Monday will consider a proposal to regulate public nuisance gatherings downtown, prompted, city staff said, by complaints by some related to people drinking and loitering around parking spaces.