DeKALB – Forget Jerry Smith, the mayor of DeKalb might as well be Jasmine Kemp, a class of 2018 DeKalb High School graduate who plays on the Huskies’ volleyball squad.
Refer to “The Mayor” around the Northern Illinois volleyball team, and they’ll immediately know who you’re talking about.
“For me, I’m a really simple girl. I love being in the country. I love driving the country backroads,” Kemp said. “It really just depends who you are. I appreciate the little things in DeKalb, like the forest preserves and like how there’s a lot to do, but not too much. It’s not overwhelming.”