DeKalb County

DeKalb County

Residents wanting to run for office can start collecting signatures Tuesday for the March primary.

Positions up for nomination include DeKalb County Sheriff, Clerk, Treasurer and Regional Superintendent of Schools.

Doug Johnson is DeKalb County's Clerk and Recorder. He said this election may not draw as much attention as others, but said these offices have the largest impact in everyday life.

“These are the people that are making the laws and the rules, and running our state and county," he said.

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There seems to be a growing taste for homegrown spirits in the DeKalb area. Now a family-run distillery is looking to expand.

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The DeKalb County Planning and Zoning Committee passed to the full board a California company’s request to install wind-testing towers in South Grove Township.

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The man accused of driving under the influence and causing a fatal car crash has been released and is out on his own recognizance. 

Daniel Chavez, 25, was arrested following the car crash Sunday shortly after midnight on Lincoln Highway that killed NIU graduate student Sai Kumar Adluru  and injured three passengers.

The DeKalb County Sheriff’s office says they found traces of marijuana in Chavez’s Jeep, with urine tests confirming the presence of the drug in his system. He also had a blood alcohol level of .076 -- slightly below the legal limit of .08.

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A former mobile home park east of Sycamore will reopen as a forest preserve later this summer.

DeKalb County purchased  Evergreen Village and relocated about 400 residents from 123 trailers in 2014 due to continuous flooding in the area. Since then, the county forest preserve district has been working to restore the site with the help of $7.1 million in state and federal grants. The Daily Chronicle reports the county needs to wait to transfer the land to the forest district until the grants funding is officially closed.

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