Residents to discuss poverty in DeKalb County at public forum


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The event will be hosted by State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore and other organizations.

By Gabriel Fiorini

DeKALB — The Illinois Commission on Poverty Elimination and Economic Security will hold a public meeting at the Christ Community Church, 2350 Pride Ave., on Thursday to discuss poverty in DeKalb County.

The event will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. and will be hosted by State Rep. Jeff Keicher, R-Sycamore, the DeKalb County Regional Office of Education, the Family Service Agency, DeKalb County Community Gardens and several other community organizations.

DeKalb County residents, community leaders, educators, administrators and organizations are encouraged to attend the meeting.

The event is intended to be an in-person listening session. Members of the public will discuss how poverty has impacted communities in DeKalb County and consider methods to address those needs.

The conversation will cover topics related to systemic poverty and inequity, as well as addressing critical issues affecting Dekalb County and the surrounding area.

Those planning to attend the community meeting in person are asked to email or call 217-836-8176. The session will also be available virtually via Zoom.