DeKalb County http://northernpublicradio.org en UPDATE: Initial Autopsy Results Show DeKalb County Man Shot http://northernpublicradio.org/post/update-initial-autopsy-results-show-dekalb-county-man-shot <div><p style="margin: 0in 0in 7pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;"><strong>6:30 pm, 7/10/14</strong></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 7pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">The DeKalb County man whose body was found Wednesday in the Kishwaukee&nbsp;River died of a gunshot wound to the head. That's the word today from <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/233428688/Schulz-Sheriff-s-Report">the DeKalb County Coroner.</a></p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 7pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">The DeKalb County Sheriff's Department says the autopsy and investigation turned up no signs of a struggle or trauma. 23 year old Steven Schulz was reported missing earlier this week: his pickup was found near the Kishwaukee&nbsp;River in northern DeKalb County. A full autopsy report will be available in the near future, after lab results are returned.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 7pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">A dive team called in from St. Charles found the gun police believe was used to shoot Schulz. The case is still being investigated by the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department, although Sheriff Roger Scott says there is no threat to public safety.</p><p style="margin: 0in 0in 7pt; vertical-align: baseline; background-image: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-size: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; background-position: initial; background-repeat: initial;">&nbsp;</p> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 00:03:48 +0000 WNIJ 50289 at http://northernpublicradio.org UPDATE: Initial Autopsy Results Show DeKalb County Man Shot Connecting Communities With Plants: NIU's 'Communiversity' Gardens http://northernpublicradio.org/post/connecting-communities-plants-nius-communiversity-gardens <p>It has been a big week for DeKalb County Community Gardens: the three year old not-for-profit won a 20-thousand dollar grant from the organics company Seeds for Change. And Thursday, they broke ground on the “Communiversity Garden,” a collaboration with Northern Illinois University.</p><p></p> Fri, 09 May 2014 11:00:09 +0000 Susan Stephens 47238 at http://northernpublicradio.org Connecting Communities With Plants: NIU's 'Communiversity' Gardens Three Years And Out: DeKalb County Clerk Resigns http://northernpublicradio.org/post/three-years-and-out-dekalb-county-clerk-resigns <p>DeKalb County’s Clerk and Recorder is resigning. John Acardo <a href="http://myemail.constantcontact.com/The-Next-Step.html?soid=1103251462183&amp;aid=nBpEYjWC8nA">announced Wednesday</a> he has taken a new job, as Kishwaukee College’s human resources director.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 22:50:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 33873 at http://northernpublicradio.org Three Years And Out: DeKalb County Clerk Resigns Two Northern Illinois Counties Accused of Possible Meeting Violations http://northernpublicradio.org/post/two-northern-illinois-counties-accused-possible-meeting-violations <p><em><strong>Meetings Under Review in Whiteside and DeKalb Counties</strong></em></p><p>In Whiteside County, Sauk Valley Media is waiting to hear from the Illinois Attorney General’s office.&nbsp; At issue--whether members of the county board violated the Open Meetings Act.&nbsp; Late last month, members of the board allegedly threatened to call police when a reporter tried to cover a discussion over the selection of a new board chairman.&nbsp; Members contend it was a caucus gathering, not a public meeting. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:41:39 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22723 at http://northernpublicradio.org Two Northern Illinois Counties Accused of Possible Meeting Violations McCullough Sentencing December 10th http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mccullough-sentencing-december-10th <p></p><p><span style="font-size: 18pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); background-position: initial initial; background-repeat: initial initial;">Sentencing for Jack McCullough has been moved to early December. The sentencing was supposed to be today, but a lawyer representing McCullough says the defense was not given enough time to prepare.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p> Fri, 30 Nov 2012 18:43:57 +0000 Jenna Dooley 22101 at http://northernpublicradio.org McCullough Sentencing December 10th Appellate Court Weighing Case Against DeKalb Landfill Expansion http://northernpublicradio.org/post/appellate-court-weighing-case-against-dekalb-landfill-expansion <p>The proposed expansion of the DeKalb County landfill is now in the hands of three appellate court judges.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2012 07:25:10 +0000 Susan Stephens 17997 at http://northernpublicradio.org Appellate Court Weighing Case Against DeKalb Landfill Expansion DeKalb County Reports First West Nile Virus Case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dekalb-county-reports-first-west-nile-virus-case <p>The first case of West Nile virus in DeKalb County has been reported to the county health department.&nbsp; A 59-year-old male county resident was diagnosed recently, a department spokesperson said.</p><p>“This is not unexpected,” said Jane Lux, Public Health Administrator at the<a href="http://www.dekalbcounty.org/Health/"> DeKalb County Health Department</a>, “due to the fact that there have been cases diagnosed throughout Illinois and the United States, and we know that mosquitoes in our area are infected.”</p><p> Thu, 06 Sep 2012 15:30:17 +0000 WNIJ 17953 at http://northernpublicradio.org DeKalb County Reports First West Nile Virus Case One year of 'wedded' bliss: civil unions in Illinois http://northernpublicradio.org/post/one-year-wedded-bliss-civil-unions-illinois <p>It has been more than a year since civil unions became legal in Illinois. And in that time, more than 5,000 couples have tied the only knot available to same-sex partners. Several DeKalb couples have just celebrated their first legally-recognized anniversary.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 07:25:33 +0000 Susan Stephens 15809 at http://northernpublicradio.org One year of 'wedded' bliss: civil unions in Illinois New anti-gang law will benefit DeKalb http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-anti-gang-law-will-benefit-dekalb <p>A newly signed law aimed at weeding out gang leaders in larger cities like Chicago will be beneficial in DeKalb County as well, the chief prosecutor believes. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 11:45:05 +0000 Mike Moen 13258 at http://northernpublicradio.org New anti-gang law will benefit DeKalb McCullough found not guilty in 50-year-old rape case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/mccullough-found-not-guilty-50-year-old-rape-case <p>&nbsp;</p><p>The DeKalb County State&#39;s Attorney lashed out at a judge Thursday, after a Seattle man was acquitted of rape charges.&nbsp; Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:20:46 +0000 Mike Moen 10030 at http://northernpublicradio.org McCullough found not guilty in 50-year-old rape case