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A sign denoting a polling location hangs from the door of Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center, the on-campus polling location for the consolidated election Tuesday in DeKalb. The election saw a 10% turnout for registered voters in DeKalb County. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

DeKalb City Council election results trickle in

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor’s note: This piece will be updated to reflect the results as votes are counted. Unofficial results can be found on the DeKalb County website. DeKALB – Elections for DeKalb City Council alderman in wards 1, 3, 5 and 7 were held Tuesday. This...

First ward alderperson Carolyn Morris speaks to students Wednesday at the Holmes Student Center, OASIS Commons, about getting involved with local government.

Officials discuss public service

By Dan Doren | February 17, 2020

DeKALB — In America, anyone can run for public office, regardless of political background. What is required is the commitment to making a difference, local government leaders said.Four local elected officials offered insight into pursuing a career in...

City council accepts grant to include hard-to-count populations in the 2020 Census

By Kierra Frazier | February 11, 2020

DeKALB — DeKalb City Council members passed a resolution at Monday night’s meeting to accept a grant of $73,930 from the Illinois Department of Human Services to help include the city’s hard-to-count populations for the 2020 Census. Hard-to-count...

Vaccines should be mandatory

By Ashley Hines | February 6, 2019

Choosing not to vaccinate a child has deadly consequences for the family making the decision and the population. With recent preventable outbreaks, it is imperative to public safety for the U.S. to make vaccinations mandatory for all individuals.In 2018,...