Kelsey Rettke, Shaw Local

Kelsey Rettke

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DeKalb, IL, United States

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Past:
  • Shaw Local
  • Northwest Herald
  • The Herald-News
  • KaneCounty Chronicle

Past articles by Kelsey:

CVS to require COVID-19 vaccine for some employees

Nurses and other CVS employees who interact with patients, as well as all corporate staff, must be vaccinated by Oct. 31 → Read More

Paw Paw tornado one of several Monday confirmed by NWS

NWS service confirms tornado in Paw Paw, three in Bureau County → Read More

Gov. Pritzker expected to announce new school mask mandate, other COVID-19 protocols: reports

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is expected to announce on Wednesday a new statewide school mask mandate along with other COVID-19 protocols for the upcoming school year, according to multiple media reports. Pritzker is expected to hold a COVID-19 update at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday. → Read More

Local fire departments send MABAS team to help fight massive Chemtool fire in Rockton

DeKalb County’s regional fire fighting strike team headed to Rockton Monday evening to aid more than 150 firefighters in battling a blaze at the Chemtool Inc plant on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. → Read More

Local fire departments send MABAS teams to help fight massive Chemtool fire in Rockton

DeKalb County’s regional fire fighting strike team headed to Rockton Monday evening to aid more than 150 firefighters in battling a blaze at the Chemtool Inc plant on the Illinois-Wisconsin border. → Read More

Photos: Rockton Chemtool fire smoke travels for miles across northern Illinois

Following reports that the plumes of smoke were so big they were being picked up on weather radar, the Rockton Police Department posted an alert, warning that fire officials had ordered a mandatory evacuation near the plant. → Read More

IDPH invests $225 million to expand COVID testing to high schools and middle schools

The specimens will be collected at each participating school and parental consent is required → Read More

Johnson & Johnson pause will have little effect on Sauk Valley health departments

Here are some questions and answers regarding the decision to take a short break from dispensing the vaccine → Read More

Did you receive your COVID-19 vaccine through Northwestern Medicine? Here’s how to access your vaccine card

Northwestern Medicine spokesperson Kim Waterman said Thursday that “due to privacy and safety concerns” the health system has stopped handing out COVID-19 vaccine confirmation cards which have private patient information on them. → Read More

Reports: Gov. Pritzker working on Phase 5 plan, and getting all adults vaccine-eligible by May 1

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker is working on unveiling his plan to get the state to Phase 5 - a full reopening - later this week, while also trying to exceed President Joe Biden’s goal of having all Illinois adults eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine by May 1, according to media reports. → Read More

Restaurants, bars can go back to indoor service as Sauk Valley advances to Tier 1

Per the IDPH plan, Region 1 has met all the metrics to move to Tier 1, which means bars and restaurants immediately can begin serving patrons inside at a limited capacity. → Read More

How does indoor dining reopen in Illinois?

Here are the metrics each region needs to hit to re-open bars and restaurants for indoor service → Read More

Shaw Local’s Top 10 Northern Illinois news stories of 2020

Planned closures of two area nuclear plants, fallout from 5-year-old AJ Freund’s murder, turmoil at Joliet City Hall among the top stories of the year → Read More

Breaking: Pritzker announces stricter regulations amid continued Region 1 COVID-19 resurgence

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced further mitigations will be enforced on the geographical health region known as Region 1, which includes DeKalb County, Rockford and the Sauk Valley area due to continued rises in COVID-19 cases. "Over the… → Read More

Breaking: Pritzker announces stricter regulations amid continued Region 1 COVID-19 resurgence

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced further mitigations will be enforced on the geographical health region known as Region 1, which includes DeKalb County, Rockford and the Sauk Valley area due to continued rises in COVID-19 cases. "Over the… → Read More

Breaking: Pritzker announces stricter regulations amid continued Region 1 COVID-19 resurgence

As a public service, Shaw Media will provide open access to information related to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) emergency. Sign up for the newsletter here Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker announced further mitigations will be enforced on the geographical health region known as Region 1, which includes DeKalb County, Rockford and the Sauk Valley area due to continued rises in COVID-19 cases. "Over the… → Read More

Lake County man charged after police find weed, opioid pills, loaded AK-47 during traffic stop

SYCAMORE - A Lake County man is facing charges after DeKalb police say during a traffic stop they found him with three bags of marijuana, eight pills of Oxycodone and a loaded AK-47 in his car. → Read More

'I'm fed up': 3 more businesses join restaurant lawsuit against Pritzker, IDPH for COVID-19 mitigations

3 more area restaurants join lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker, IDPH → Read More

Breaking: 7 DeKalb County restaurant owners file lawsuit against Pritzker, IDPH for COVID-19 mitigations

Seven DeKalb County restaurant owners on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Gov. JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Public Health seeking a temporary restraining order to stop state officials from forcing them to shut down indoor dining beginning Saturday. → Read More

Update: DeKalb man charged in connection to St. Albans manhunt in Sycamore, 2nd man still at large

Suspected armed robbers barricade themselves in St. Albans for hours, 1 arrest made → Read More