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Reports and observations of our government at work or the lack thereof.

As summer turns into fall all eyes are on events and activities that bring people into DeKalb County. The DeKalb County Convention and Visitors Bureau has been the focal point when promoting the area. The DCCVB was created to promote events, activities and DeKalb County as a...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Pietrowski 815-762-2054  DeKalb County for Warren Kick-off event on August 29DeKalb - A kick-off event for DeKalb County for Warren in support of Elizabeth Warren for President is Thursday, August 29 at 7 p.m. at Pizza Pros, 1205 W. Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb. The...
John F Donahue with Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue wrote the following letter to DeKalb County State's Attorney Rick Amato on behalf of his client, the City of DeKalb. The City maintains it did not violate the Open Meetings Act and can legally change the Office of...
DeKalb County States Attorney Rick Amato sent a letter to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith, among others, expressing serious concerns on the city clerk matter. The city council has 2nd reading at its next meeting to approve two ordinances that would change the elected independent office of the...
Citizen Protest City Clerk's Position A group of approximately 12 people gathered in front of DeKalb City Hall to express concerns regarding the Monday, August 12, Council meeting where the future of the DeKalb City Clerk's position will be discussed. On Monday, there will be a resolution presented to the Mayor of...
DeKALB – DeKalb Taylor Airport was alive Tuesday afternoon with activities as U.S. Rep. Adam Kinzinger piloted his vintage 1970s-era Mooney M201 aircraft to meet DeKalb city officials, Northern Illinois University representatives and select media people. The visit to DeKalb was part of a four city visit that...
Public Announcement: Tracy Smith, 3rd Ward Alderman for the City of DeKalb announces a ward meeting. The first of many 3rd Ward meetings to come is set for Saturday, August 10, 2019 from 2:00pm until 4:00pm at Oak Crest Retirement Center in DeKalb. The meeting will be held in the Little Theater...
News from the Office of Jeff Keicher: I am concerned about the rising cost of property taxes. I know many folks in our community are as well. High property taxes make it difficult for young people to attain the dream of homeownership, difficult for working families to make ends meet,...