DeKalb

Jenna Dooley

DeKalb’s Beloved Community holds regular gatherings to talk about a range of topics including race and religion. This month, the group met at Hopkins Park to discuss statistics involving officer-involved shootings. 

City of DeKalb

DeKalb's Citizens Environmental Commission is working to curb plastic bag use in the city.

The Daily-Chronicle reports the group set up five bins around the city with reusable shopping bags.  Residents can pick up bags for use while shopping and either return them to the bin when they’re finished, or keep them for later use.  The group is also accepting bag donations. 

Unlike some municipalities DeKalb does not have an outright ban on plastic grocery bags.   

Beloved Community of DeKalb

President Barack Obama visited Dallas Tuesday in the aftermath of the killing of five officers protecting a Black Lives Matter protest last week. His comments since the event last Thursday have addressed racial tensions in that city and around the country.

Tackling issues of racial tensions has been part of a community dialog in DeKalb in recent months.

Katie Finlon / WNIJ

The new virtual reality smartphone game Pokemon Go could be a game-changer for downtown DeKalb businesses.

The game is currently the top-grossing app in the Apple and Android app stores. That’s after being on the market for less than a week.

Pokemon Go requires the player to walk around in real life in order to catch different Pokemon creatures from the player’s smart phone. One function of the game is the ability to add a “lure module,” which attracts Pokemon to a specific location for a half hour at a time so people can come by and catch them.

Coltonville Road Bridge Reopened To Traffic

Jul 1, 2016

    The Coltonville Road Bridge is now open to traffic.  

The Daily Chronicle reports it’s twice as large as the old bridge and crosses the river three feet higher.  

The road was closed for ten months while the bridge was built.  It was delayed by cold weather and an initial shortage of steel.  

DeKalb County Engineer Nathan Schwartz says the final cost is likely to come to around $2.3 million. 

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