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City of DeKalb: Change For the Better

In a well-known song from the Musical "Wicked," Glinda and Elphaba sing about how they have been changed for the better. With recent changes...

DeKalb Public Library’s other loan

Thanks to recent discussion of DeKalb Public Library’s plan to pay back taxpayers for emergency help with its expansion project, much of DeKalb knows...

Pritchard’s Perspective 3/5/18

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. March 5th, 2018 In This Issue: Commission Provides Budget Outlook Legislation Passed the House Addressing...

Pritchard’s Perspective 2/20/18

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. February 20th, 2018 In This Issue: We Can’t Ignore Budget Pressures Economic Forecast Finds...

Time for TIF Accountability for Return on Investment Review

The budget remains the focus for the regularly scheduled DeKalb city council meeting Monday, Dec 11 at 6pm in the council chambers of the...

An open letter to DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery

Recently, the police chief announced his intention to fast-track his safe streets initiative. While part of the intent of the ordinance is admirable, the...

Annie Marie Gaura’s contract renewed by 5-3 vote

CORRECTED: DeKalb City Manager, Anne Maria Gaura's contract was renewed and amended to an indefinite term with 6 months severance package. It was a...

Pritchard’s Perspective 9/1/17

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. September 1, 2017 In This Issue: · Historic School Funding Reform Becomes Law ...

Pritchard’s Perspective 7/24/17

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. July 24, 2017 In This Issue: A Closer Look at the Budget Local...

IDOT to Begin Resurfacing of Sycamore Road

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is scheduled to begin a $5 million resurfacing of Sycamore Road (IL 23) through DeKalb in July. The...

Pritchard’s Perspective 7/3/17

Observations and comments about state government by State Representative Robert W. Pritchard. District Office 815-748-3494 or E-Mail to bob@pritchardstaterep.com July 3rd, 2017  In This Issue: Finally, a budget! ...

Baker Report: Crafting our final FY2018 budget

May 9, 2017 As promised, I am closing the loop on our discussion of the Fiscal Year 2018 budget and the steps we are taking...