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A fire hydrant outside of the Egyptian Theatre, 35 N. Second St, painted Egyptian themed.

Residents paint fire hydrants through Paint-a-Plug Program

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | May 3, 2022
DeKalb's Citizens Community Enhancement Commission offers a program in which DeKalb residents can paint fire hydrants around town.
Cosmetics company Sephora will be opening in Department Store Kohls Friday, April 29.

Sephora at Kohl’s DeKalb grand opening Friday

By Elisa Reamer, News Editor | April 28, 2022
Sephora will be opening inside of Kohl's, 2070 Sycamore Road in DeKalb on Friday and will be laid out like a storefront Sephora.

Facebook parent Meta expands Illinois data center in DeKalb

By Associated Press | April 27, 2022

DeKALB — Meta, the parent company of Facebook, is expanding a data center in northern Illinois and says more than 200 operational jobs will be based there once complete. The company announced the expansion Wednesday. The company announced its initial...

8 alderpeople at DeKalb City Council meeting on Monday.

City Council approves Lincoln Highway lane reduction

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 26, 2022
City Council approved the reduction of Lincoln Highway from four lanes to three to make it safer for pedestrians.
District 14’s representative Lauren Underwood opened her new office this weekend in Sycamore, Illinois.

Rep. Lauren Underwood’s Sycamore office holds grand opening

By Angelina Padilla-Tompkins, Columnist | April 25, 2022

Sycamore – District 14’s representative Lauren Underwood opened her new office this weekend in Sycamore, Illinois.  The grand opening was held at 11:30 a.m. Sunday, April 24, at 407 West State St.  Despite the cold rainy weather, 110 individuals...

NIU bus driver waits at the bus stop on University Circle. NIU public transit, which includes the Huskie Line busses will no longer require masks.

DeKalb public transit drops mask mandate

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 24, 2022
Huskie Line and Greyhound bus passengers will no longer be required to wear a mask following the updated federal mandate.
Michael Thomas is sworn-in as Fire Chief before the DeKalb City Council on April 11.

New DeKalb Fire Chief aims to make department more efficient

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 24, 2022
DeKalb County's new fire chief wants to invest in new tools or more efficient technologies to better the fire staff and community.
The Hillcrest shopping mall, 1011 to 1027 W. Hillcrest Drive, is set to be demolished on May 10.  DeKalb Public Works has begun harvesting scrap metal, refrigerators and AC units for recycling.

City prepares Hillcrest shopping mall for demolition

By Elisa Reamer, News Editor | April 21, 2022
The Hunter Hillcrest shopping mall will be demolished May 10 with plans to build a grocery store and a social services facility on the land.
A dispensary company, NuEra has been leasing the location in Junction Center that was formerly Book World. DeKalb is expected to get two dispensaries.

Dispensary awaits license to sell cannabis in Junction Center

By Parker Otto, Columnist | April 12, 2022
DeKalb is expected to get one or two dispensaries within the city. One is currently leasing a building but needs licensing to sell.
A photo of the Altgeld Hall building.

NIU ranks on best value college list, DeKalb ranks as a top college town

By Ally Formeller, Columnist | April 5, 2022
NIU is voted number eight on the top 10 list of best value colleges in Illinois and the City of DeKalb is voted number 30 of best college towns.
Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson smiles during a meeting with Sen. Tommy Tuberville, R-Ala., in his office at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, March 29, 2022. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Brown Jackson, more than just the high court’s first Black woman nominee

By Joey Trella, News Reporter | March 31, 2022
Kentaji Brown Jackson is the first Black woman to be nominated for the Supreme Court. Her hearing concluded March 24.
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