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DeKalb City Elections

My name is Tracy Smith and I am running for the 3rd Ward City of DeKalb Council seat. I have lived and been a resident of...

Berke’s Bark Bites City

During the City of DeKalb Council Meeting on the evening of February 25, 2019, Larry Berke of Mackinaw Island (MI) and DeKalb (IL) ranted...

DeKalb’s TIF Irregularities Expose Problem

DeKalb County State's Attorney, Rick Amato, has written another letter to DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith expressing concerns about the way the City Council is...

State’s Attorney Recommends DeKalb TIF Audit

* Mouse over document and use arrows at bottom to view pages 2-3 Here is DeKalb Mayor Jerry Smith's response to the letter from the...

DeKalb Sewer Emergency Repair

During the week of August 13, Tapa La Luna experienced issues with their sewer line. City of DeKalb staff have been working with the...

Something’s missing from discussions of DeKalb Public Library’s property tax levy

Aurora. Galesburg. O’Fallon. Naperville. Waukegan. What do these Illinois communities have in common? They are all home rule municipalities that have refused to raise --...

DeKalb Public Library and Its Property Tax Promises

DeKalb residents bailed out the DeKalb Public Library (DKPL) when it needed it most. In return, members of the DKPL board of trustees seem...

Pay raises for management after marathon closed session meeting?

According to DeKalb first ward alderman David Jacobson the DeKalb city council approved a 17% pay increase for management employees after a two hour...