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DeKalb High School held its Class of 2023 Commencement Saturday at Northern Illinois University's Convocation Center.
To read some of Marlon King Jr.’s diary entries, he was a young father who had his future in mind. "Don’t judge him from his final day on the planet," mom Tara McCarthy said of her son, 19, killed in a DeKalb shooting May 11.
A DeKalb woman has been accused of defrauding her former employer, Cole Pallet, out of more than $1.4 million over a six-year span by cashing unauthorized checks, transferring funds and buying personal items on the company’s Amazon account and having them sent to her home.
A DeKalb County judge has denied bond to both men facing first-degree murder charges in the fatal shooting earlier this month of 19-year-old Marlon King Jr. Their cases have both been reassigned to Judge Philip Montgomery.
Tanzania Development Support is accepting donations for its upcoming yard sale fundraiser.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. June 7 in the community room on the second floor of the DeKalb Police Department, 700 W. Lincoln Highway.
DeKalb County area veterans group, cities and organizers have set events throughout the county for Memorial Day May 27. The events are a chance for community members and veterans to honor those who’ve died in service to the country.
The Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District is one step closer to enacting a plan that allows it to have more control over developments and zoning outside of DeKalb city proceedings, which officials said will help save taxpayers money.
The DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s longtime executive director, Paul Borek, is set to retire, the agency announced recently, along with plans to begin the search for Borek’s successor.
A DeKalb panel recently gave their preliminary approval to change DeKalb city code, which could pave the way for the Kishwaukee Water Reclamation District to govern as its own sanitary district, similar to Northern Illinois University.
The DeKalb City Council this week appeared nearly split over a proposed parental fine ordinance which they said could address youth misconduct, an occurrence DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd called a "systemic issue."
The Sycamore City Council recently considered proposals to renovate Fire Station 1 or build a new one the city’s south side, two options that each would cost more than $11 million.
The district is still targeting an August 2025 opening date for the new elementary school, officials said.
The DeKalb Police Department announced it will increase patrols for Memorial Day through the “Click It or Ticket” campaign meant to curb distracted driving.
Youth Engaged in Philanthropy recently awarded $14,725 in youth impact grants to 13 community and nonprofit organizations.