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DeKalb County Board election results announced

Closeup of election vote button with text that says 2020
November 3, 2020

The following are the apparent winners of the election for DeKalb County Board as of 10:40 p.m. Nov. 3, according to the DeKalb County election reporting console. County Board Member District 1: Kathleen...

Panel discusses opioid epidemic

NIU Police commander Joseph Przybyla speaks at a STEM Cafe event Tuesday at Fatty’s Pub and Grill, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, regarding the opioid epidemic impacting the community. 
December 7, 2017

DeKALB — As the opioid epidemic tightens its grips on the surrounding area, a local pub hosted a STEM Cafe panel Tuesday to discuss how to combat its effect.Students and residents packed into a back...

City wifi to arrive in spring

City wifi to arrive in spring
December 4, 2017

DeKALB — The city of DeKalb’s plan to expand free public wifi is estimated to be completed by late spring or early summer.The project, approved by city council Sept. 25, will provide visitors with...

City cracks down on property code violations

December 4, 2017

DeKALB — A total of 360 citations have been issued in the Annie Glidden North neighborhood after DeKalb officials took action on property code violations.City officials are pursuing properties with significant...

Store expands DeKalb diversity

Employees at the Gurukrupa Indian Grocery & Copy Service, 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, engage with customers Wednesday. The grocer is one of multiple cultural food options in DeKalb that city officials say benefits the local economy and caters to the city’s diverse population.
November 20, 2017

DeKALB — Frozen mangoes, ready-to-eat curry meals with ingredients straight from India and Indian-style yogurt for less than $5 line the aisles of Gurukrupa Indian Grocery & Copy Services, 1005 W....

Shots fired on Hillcrest Drive

Shots fired on Hillcrest Drive
November 20, 2017

DeKALB — DeKalb Police Department officials are pursuing leads tied to a case of shots fired on the 800 block of Hillcrest Drive early Sunday morning.At about 2:54 a.m., an armed suspect fired several...

Hate crime arrest made

Shots fired on Hillcrest Drive
November 20, 2017

DeKALB — Michael E. Dickey, 69, of DeKalb, is the first person to be charged with a religiously motivated hate crime in DeKalb County.DeKalb Police Department officials responded Nov. 13 to reports of...

Under the lens: A look at DeKalb crime

November 16, 2017

Crime Under The Lens is a two-part series that investigates the recent increase of violence in DeKalb and its affect on residents.DEKALB - More than a week has passed since the sound of gunshots rang out...

Learning center project loses steam

Learning center project loses steam
October 12, 2017

The STEAM Learning Center project was met with trepidation by some city officials during Monday’s meeting for the Committee of the Whole.The center would be a resource to the city and NIU that would...

Shots fired into crowd

16-year-old arrested for shooting
October 11, 2017
Crime scene

16-year-old arrested for shooting

16-year-old arrested for shooting
October 9, 2017

DeKALB — DeKalb Police Department officials have detained a suspect after a shooting Friday at the 800 block of Oak Street despite a gunshot victim providing officers with a false report.A 16-year-old,...

Phase 1 of revitalization: Community discusses issues and ideas

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 
September 28, 2017

DeKalb residents and students attended the first community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan Wednesday to share their perspective on the needs of the community.The initiative is intended...

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