DeKalb County

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The proposed expansion of the DeKalb County landfill is now in the hands of three appellate court judges.

The first case of West Nile virus in DeKalb County has been reported to the county health department.  A 59-year-old male county resident was diagnosed recently, a department spokesperson said.

“This is not unexpected,” said Jane Lux, Public Health Administrator at the DeKalb County Health Department, “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.”

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

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. 

New anti-gang law will benefit DeKalb

Jun 13, 2012

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.

Susan Stephens

 

The DeKalb County State's Attorney lashed out at a judge Thursday, after a Seattle man was acquitted of rape charges. 

Susan Stephens

The start of the trial of the DeKalb  man accused of killing Northern Illinois University student Antinette "Toni" Keller  in 2010 has been postponed for a month. 

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