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The Sycamore Police Department will be reviewed for accreditation from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP). The on-site assessment is scheduled for Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. The public can offer comments as part of the assessment by calling 815-899-1798 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7.


Egyptian Theatre film series to honor directors

“The Awful Truth,” a movie that won Leo McCarey the Best Director Oscar in 1937, will kick off The Egyptian Theatre’s 2019 spring film series. This year’s series will feature films that won Best Director honors through the decades, starting in the 1930s. Tickets are available for each individual film or in a discounted package ticket for the entire series. All films will be shown at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays at the theater, 135 N. Second St. A package that includes a ticket to each movie costs $52, $36 for senior citizens and students. Individual tickets will cost $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, students and children.

In “The Awful Truth,” stars Cary Grant and Irene Dunne as a married couple who doubt each other’s fidelity. When the jealous pair file for divorce, both rush into new relationships, but quickly realize their love never died. The soon-to-be-divorced husband and wife then both scramble to spoil each other’s chances for newfound romance.

The other films in the series and the directors are:

  • Jan. 15: “The Lost Weekend,” Billy Wilder;
  • Jan. 22: “From Here to Eternity,” Fred Zinnemann;
  • Jan. 29: “Tom Jones,” Tony Richardson;
  • Feb. 5: “The Sting,” George Roy Hill;
  • Feb. 12: “Platoon,” Oliver Stone;
  • Feb. 19: “Dances with Wolves,” Kevin Costner; and
  • Feb. 26: “The Hurt Locker,” Kathryn Bigelow.

Legendary comedy troupe coming to town

The Egyptian Theatre in downtown DeKalb will welcome “The Second City: It’s Not You, It’s Me” tour on Feb. 23. The theatre is at 135 N. Second St.

The Second City has been laughing at love and its infinite scroll of side effects for decades. In the world-famous comedy company’s latest undertaking, “It’s Not You, It’s Me,” The Second City takes shots at heartbreak, missed connections and the mire of human relationships.

Ticket prices start at $22. For tickets and more information, visit or call 815-758-1215.

NIU police to hold citizens police academy

The NIU Police Department Citizens Police Academy is an 11-week program designed to open the lines of communication between the community and the police department. The program consists of classroom lecture and practical application. Classroom lectures includes presentations, case studies and discussions on police procedures by members of the police department who work in each specialty. Students will get practical experience by engaging in scenarios where they will navigate a response to a simulated situation. After each session, students and instructors will review actions taken and discuss real-world outcomes.

The first class will be held 6:30-9 p.m. Jan. 30, and future classes will meet on Wednesdays through April 10. For location of classes and more information, contact Sgt. Demarcus Lindsey at

Get an application online at


Police to be evaluated for accreditation

The Sycamore Police Department will soon be reviewed for accreditation from the Illinois Law Enforcement Accreditation Program (ILEAP).

The on-site assessment is scheduled for Jan. 7 and Jan. 8. Assessors will determine whether the police department meets the standards necessary to achieve ILEAP’s Tier One accreditation. The standards are divided into four categories: administration, operations, personnel and training.

The public is invited to offer comments as part of the on-site assessment by calling 815-899-1798 between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Jan. 7. Comments are limited to 10 minutes and must address the police department’s ability to comply with ILEAP standards. The accreditation program is supervised by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, and comments can be viewed online at

The police department received accreditation for the first time in the department’s history through ILEAP in 2014. Accreditation measures the professional standards in place in the department and how well the organization actually follows them.


City announces meeting schedule for 2019

Residents of Genoa can keep track of public meetings that the city council, plan commission and other public bodies will hold in the new year. The City of Genoa has released the dates for all such meetings expected to be held in 2019.

The city council will meet 7 p.m. every first and third Tuesday of each month at the Genoa City Hall Council Chambers, 333 E. First St., with the exception of their first meeting of the year, Jan. 2. It was canceled due to the New Year’s Day holiday.

Meeting dates are: Jan. 15; Feb. 5 and 19; March 5 and 19; April 2 and 16; May 7 and 21; June 4 and 18; July 2 and 16; Aug. 6 and 20; Sept. 3 and 17; Oct. 1 and 15; Nov. 5 and 19, and Dec. 3 and 17.

Plan commission meetings are scheduled for 7 p.m. every second Thursday of each month at the same location. Committee of the whole meetings are 7 p.m. every last Monday of every month.

To see the calendar for all the boards’ and commissions’ meetings, visit



–DeKalb County News Briefs–