An open house and a rededication ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the formal reopening of Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The building was closed after a gunman killed five others and himself nearly four years ago in a lecture room.
An annual report by a child's advocacy group says child poverty rates are getting worse in Illinois: one in five children in the state lived in poverty in 2010. According to the Kids Count study released by the group Voices for Illinois Children, child poverty rates have risen for all groups in Illinois, with African Americans and Latinos continuing to be the worst off.
DeKalb officials are trying to put a stop to speculation about why City Clerk Steve Kapitan resigned last Friday. The city manager and city attorney announced Tuesday that Kapitan voluntarily resigned from his elected post because he wasn’t able to keep up with duties related to the Open Meetings Act.