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Attendees listen as Trevada Redmond, of DeKalb, asks police leadership how they plan to hold themselves and their officers accountable.

Police chief promises daily updates on arrest statistics at community meeting

By Noah Thornburgh | September 5, 2019

At a community meeting Wednesday night, DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo agreed to post a daily breakdown of arrests by race and economic status to the department’s social media, following a demand by a resident.DeKalb community members filled New...

Andres Luvianos, sophomore mechanical engineering major, crosses the finish line of the CROP Walk at the First Congressional Church in DeKalb, Ill. The CROP Walk is a fundraising walk organized in order to raise money to end hunger and poverty.

Hundreds walk to help end poverty during local charity event

By Jessi Haish | October 21, 2012

Three hundred walkers participated in the Northern DeKalb County Sondra King Memorial Campaign to Rule Out Poverty (CROP) Hunger Walk on Sunday. The walk was hosted by the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 615 N. First St., and the Unitarian...

Clifford Adams, Sycamore, knocks over his king in defeat against his opponent at a chess match at the Congregational Chruch of DeKalb, 615 N. 1st Street.

DeKalb Chess Club offers fun for all skill levels

By Ludwig Gerdes | October 9, 2012

The DeKalb Chess Club has historically been a place where chess enthusiasts young and old can come to participate for fun and prizes. The club is an affiliate of both the Illinois Chess Association and the US Chess Federation, and meetings are held 3...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...