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Crime Free Housing makes progress

Crime Free Housing makes progress

By Lark Lewis | April 15, 2014

The Committee of the Whole provided the City Council with the benefits — increased landlord training and property improvements — that stemmed from Crime Free Housing.The Committee of the Whole meeting was held at 5 p.m. Monday in the DeKalb Municipal...

Crime app updated to keep city ‘cleaned up’

By Keisha Howerth | February 11, 2014

The DeKalb Police Department is looking to increase awareness for abuse and neglect of animals for the iWatchDeKalb app with its recent updates.The iWatchDeKalb app added two categories users can report issues for: code enforcement violations and crime...

Crime Bureau to report to city

By Stoney Stone | February 2, 2014

The Crime Free Housing Bureau is preparing for its formal review this spring.The Crime Free Housing Bureau is run by coordinator Carl Leoni.City Council will receive a review of the program in late February or early March.“I look forward to that report...

Tenant evictions occuring before third strike

By Lark Lewis | November 12, 2013

The police department has handled 319 cases related to the city’s three strikes housing rule since February.In January, City Council approved a ordinance that added regulations and licensing requirements to rental property owners and tenants. Since...

Tips for fun, safe trick-or-treating

By Erin Kolb and Brooke Shinberg | October 30, 2012

Candy may be harder to come by in a college town, leaving some DeKalb residents to take their children to trick-or-treat in neighborhoods surrounding NIU. Renita Evans and her children live close to the NIU campus. For Evans, this year, like last year,...

Eco Park residents see increase in police presence

By Felix Sarver | May 2, 2012

Residents living in the northwest section of DeKalb City may notice more police patrolling the area than usual. That’s because the NIU police, DeKalb police and DeKalb County police made an agreement in September 2011 to increase their presence in the...

Businesses fail liquor, tobacco compliance checks

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | March 4, 2012

A public hearing was rescheduled to March 19 to determine if Lord Stanley’s Class A Liquor License should be revoked, suspended or if the licensee should be fined, according to a notice of hearing and charges. According to Feb. 13 Northern Star blotter...

A DeKalb Police officer blocks off traffic on Lincoln Highway
due to a train being stopped on the tracks Wednesday morning.
DeKalb Police Lt. Carl Leoni said the train was stopped from about
6 to 9:45 a.m. due to broken couplings between railroad cars.

Train breakdown

By Jessica Wells | February 1, 2012

A DeKalb Police officer blocks off traffic on Lincoln Highway due to a train being stopped on the tracks Wednesday morning. DeKalb Police Lt. Carl Leoni said the train was stopped from about 6 to 9:45 a.m. due to broken couplings between railroad cars.

Police say, go slow for snow

Police say, ‘go slow for snow’

By Kyla Gardner | January 18, 2012

Samantha Korineck, 15, sits in the passenger seat of a parked Ford pickup five miles out of town. The car is running, the heat on. She's wrapped in a cream-colored horse blanket - the kind you'd place under a saddle. She'll be treated for her concussion,...

City police report odd Halloween happenings

By Andrea Azzo | November 1, 2011

Halloween is a holiday known more for its treats than tricks. However, DeKalb Police Sergeant Tom Petit said a group of trick-or-treaters allegedly broke a window of an elderly couple's home Monday. Eggshells were also found on the windows. This incident...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Homeless at park move on

October 18, 2011

The number of homeless men and women that occasionally move through or stay in Prairie Park has probably fallen since the death of Toni Keller, said DeKalb Police Lt. Carl Leoni.Leoni said the Park District has been more "on top of" reporting homeless...