A small group of stakeholders will meet at the end of the month to craft a plan to remedy ComEd’s clear-cutting along a DeKalb nature trail. Members of the DeKalb Park District, ComEd representatives, and two people who live near the popular trail make up the panel.
More than a mile of trees and plants are being mowed to the ground along a DeKalb nature trail. That’s how Com Ed is handling a federal mandate meant to keep trees away from its largest transmission lines. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports.
The DeKalb City Council will once again discuss adding a yearly registration fee for landlords. DeKalb City Manager Mark Biernacki proposed the "Housing Registration and Inspection Bureau" because, he says, there are growing concerns of crime in some areas of the city. Not all landlords agree they should be lumped in with that characterization.
Democrats have retained control of the Illinois legislature. In Rockford, a State Senate seat long-held by a Republican went to a Democrat. And a Winnebago County Republican appointed to a State House seat holds on to it.
Five DeKalb-area residents are among 11 alumni who will be recognized this weekend by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University for their accomplishments and service NIU.