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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.

Tenants living in unincorporated apartments report health concerns to county

By 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...

DeKalb panel discusses Affordable Care Act

By Jessie Kern | January 23, 2018

Three speakers addressed DeKalb residents during Thursday's Affordable Care Act forum to inform the community about potential changes to their health care.The forum focused on conversations being had around the country regarding the current state of health...

DeKalb County Health Department receives funding to assist with Affordable Care Act enrollment

By Northern Star staff | February 4, 2016

DeKalb County Community Mental Health Board has approved funding for the Healthcare Enrollment Assistance Program, administered by the DeKalb County Health Department, according to a DeKalb County Health Department news release.The grant provided by the...

NIU mumps cases increase to 10

By Northern Star staff | October 19, 2015

The number of reported cases of mumps at NIU has increased to 10, according to an email from DeKalb County Health Department and NIU officials.The group of people who have tested positive for the disease has been contained to an area on campus and will...

TAILS cancels obedience classes to prevent canine influenza spread

By Northern Star staff | April 24, 2015

TAILS Humane Society of DeKalb has canceled all obedience classes to prevent canine influenza from spreading to DeKalb.A strain of canine influenza has affected more than 1,000 dogs throughout Chicago, according to a DeKalb County Health Department news...

2015 Aldermen Elections: Candidates Night

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2015

The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will hold a Candidates’ Night 6:30 p.m. today in the second floor of the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.Candidates in contested races, including the 3rd, 5th and 7th wards, will answer questions...

Health Department offers lifestyle survey

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2014

The DeKalb County Health Department is offering a survey to assess lifestyle factors that can lead to breast cancer.The Breast Cancer Risk Assessment will take into account factors such as smoking, weight and physical activity. About 30 women will then...

Mosquitoes with West Nile found

By Northern Star Staff | September 30, 2014

A batch of mosquitoes caught in DeKalb and Sycamore have tested positive for West Nile virus, according to a DeKalb County Health Department news release.No human cases of West Nile virus have been reported in DeKalb County this year, although the virus...

Bat in Montgomery passes test

By Jackie Nevarez | September 11, 2014

Bat sightings in NIU buildings can be resolved with a call to NIU Police and removal by DeKalb Animal Control.The DeKalb County Health Department reported the first rabid bat of the year had been found in a DeKalb home on Aug. 19, becoming one of 18 rabid...

Rabid bat located in DeKalb County

By Northern Star Staff | August 27, 2014

The DeKalb County Health Department confirmed its first rabid bat of the year Aug. 19, and one of 18 found Statewide as of Aug. 21. The department warns that any bat found on the ground unable to fly during the day may be infected and should not be handled....

Clinic to be held to benefit children

By Northern Star Staff | April 13, 2014

A screening clinic will be held at the DeKalb County Health Department to identify children in the area who can benefit from specialized care available at Shriners Hospital for Children.The clinic will be held 9 a.m. to noon May 3 at the DeKalb County...