DeKalb

DeKalb School District Superintendent Doug Moeller was placed on paid leave Wednesday.  

The move comes two days after DeKalb High School Principal Michele Albano sought an order of protection against him by a Kane County judge. 

Albano claims Moeller became upset after she refused to go out with him, and then called her  three times on the night of September 11.  She says at the time, he was drunk.  

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Wisconsin state officials have warned gas station customers recently to be careful of suspicious activity on credit cards. That’s due to card skimmers hidden in gas pumps popping up all over the state. 

That doesn’t appear to be the case in Illinois so far.

The closest incident has been proxy readers that are set up at nearby pumps. That’s according to DeKalb police commander Jason Leverton.

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Dr. Richard Ng pleaded guilty in a Federal court in Rockford to illegally dispensing drugs.  

The physician operated the Sauk Medical Clinic in DeKalb and Sterling.  According to plea reports, he dispensed drugs such as hydrocodone, oxycodone, and morphine sulfate outside the course of professional practice and without a legitimate medical purpose.  Investigators says he provided the drugs to undercover federal agents after a minimal examination, even after hearing from the undercover officers that they were sharing pills.  

Jenna Dooley

Earlier this week, Amy Fontana popped the trunk of her large, red vehicle next to Huntley Middle School. She’s been collecting yard signs that read “We Support Our Teachers.” It was an effort by the DeKalb Classroom Teachers’ Association to drum up support for a new contract.

She says more than 600 went up around the city.

Negotiations wrapped up with a three year contract.

Fontana, who is a spokesperson for the DCTA, says compromises were made.

The decision to downgrade DeKalb's bond rating from Aa2 to Aa3 is based in part on the city’s pension liabilities.

According to a news release, this liability is due in part to the city using the lower funding level allowable by the State of Illinois, as well as a change to the Government Accounting Standards Board liability reporting requirement.

Moody’s also cited DeKalb’s declining tax base from 2009 to 2015 as a contribution to the rating but noted a tax-base increase in 2016 of 1.6 percent.

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