Northern Star

Solar energy to lower tenants’ ComEd bills

Noah Thornburgh

December 9, 2019

Editor's note: This story is part of a collaboration with WNIJ. Read WNIJ Reporter Sarah Jesmer's story here and listen to her broadcast here. Listen to WNIJ's broadcast on why we came to this story here.DeKALB — On 19 acres of unincorporated DeKalb County land, over 7,000 solar modules point straight up. When they’re activated in late January, ...

Tenants living in unincorporated apartments report health concerns to county

Photos from a WNIJ public records request to the DeKalb County Health Department. Photos were sent to Health Department officials at various times via email since 2016. Photos and emails do not reflect internal remedial efforts made in response by Suburban management or maintenance crews, and it’s unclear whether management was made aware of tenant concerns before tenants reached out to the health department.

Sarah Jesmer

December 9, 2019

Editor's note: This story is part of a collaboration with WNIJ. Listen to this story's radio broadcast here. Read News Editor Noah Thornburgh's story here. Listen to WNIJ's broadcast on why we came to this story here.DeKALB — County renters and landlords are amidst a time of reckoning in the wake of 2019’s ...

City Council discusses laying off city employees to address budget imbalances

Kierra Frazier

January 30, 2019

DeKALB — DeKalb city officials will be laid off, effective March 1, to make up for lost money in the General Funds budget.  City Council discussed at Monday night’s meeting the proposal of high-level layoffs within the city due to the current $1.1 million fiscal imbalance in the General Funds budget....

AGN Revitalization moves forward with 11 approved projects

AGN Revitalization moves forward with 11 approved projects

Fathima Siddiqui

January 17, 2019

DeKalb — Members of the Annie Glidden North [AGN] Revitalization Plan task force received awards for their groundwork, which was finalized Monday by City Council.The AGN Revitalization Plan is an ongoing project to beautify the city and allow opportunities for residents.The task force spent about a ...