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Illinois Open Meetings Act Seminar

Public Access Counselor Sarah Pratt from the Illinois Attorney General's office will offer a training session on the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Public...
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Who Do You Trust?

Is it possible that public trust and confidence in local government has hit an all-time low for the City of DeKalb? Many remember a...

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...

Local Government Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Act Training Thursday

All local government officials and employees are invited to attend a workshop covering the essentials of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the...

How to Be a Better Watchdog Training Thursday

Learn 'How to Be a Better Watchdog' at NIU this Thursday, September 21st, from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at NIU's Cole Hall. BGA Watchdog...

Town Hall Meeting Tonight

FOCUS DeKalb's Town Hall meeting tonight (Wed. Nov. 5th) is in a vacant commercial space at 1790 Sycamore Road (directly behind Dairy Queen). The...

About that mistrust

So my inbox gets a flurry of emails alerting me to a "press conference" in the Fellowship Hall of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship in...

Building Inspectors not terminated, but placed on paid administrative leave

DeKalb has placed its building supervisor and two inspectors on paid administrative leave. At least that's what the Daily Chronicle was told. City leaders continue...

Trial Set for Free Speech Lawsuit — and It’s Soon

The plaintiff in a federal free-speech case with implications for local government meetings finally has a court date: October 21. From the Rock...

Library Levy Tonight

The DeKalb Public Library's property tax levy is up for 2nd reading at tonight's city council meeting. I'll be there to speak against approving...

Library saga continues

If laws are for good people to break then I missed something in school. If so then we certainly need not expand the...

Library Board terminates contract

From the FAQ page on the DeKalb Public Library website: What is the current status of the DeKalb Clinic Building purchase as of October 13,...