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Chicanos seek their lost roots

By Kristine Dik | January 22, 1987

Chicano people who have lost touch with their cultural roots are now trying to establish a racial identity, said Professor Leonel Campos, of Chicago State University, who discussed concerns within the Hispanic community Tuesday at NIU. Professor Campos,...

WNIU requests second frequency

By Suzanne Tomse | January 22, 1987

In order to develop more specialized radio programming, WNIU-FM has applied for two new frequencies from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), said WNIU General Manager Mike Lazar. owever, the FCC has been "sitting on" both applications, Lazar...

Speaker honors King’s cause

By Lynn Hammarstrom | January 22, 1987

"The mighty man of the gospel will always dwell among us." So ended last night's tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by social commentator and political activist Lu Palmer. A small but enthusiastic crowd gathered last night in the Carl Sandburg Auditorium...

Industry could find DeKalb attractive

By Mike Solley | January 21, 1987

DeKalb is "a hot town for (industrial) prospects" because of its location and available industrial sites, according to state representatives from the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (DCCA). At a meeting Tuesday of the DeKalb Economic Development...

Man will receive counselling after shooting mother

January 21, 1987

A DeKalb man originally charged with attempted murder for the Christmas Day shooting of his mother appeared in DeKalb County Court Tuesday morning for the lesser charge of reckless conduct. State's Attorney Phil DiMarzio said Augustin Fajardo, 31, 607...

Welch breaks with party on abortion

By David Johnston | January 17, 1987

State Senator Patrick Welch, D-Peru, has broken with other members of the Democratic Party with his consistent advocacy of pro-life legislation. Welch was recently honored by the Illinois Pro-Life Coalition III for his support of pro-life legislation...

Hopefuls meet file deadline

January 17, 1987

Yesterday's filing deadline for DeKalb aldermanic hopefuls added two new candidates to the race and marked the end of Seventh Ward Alderman Jay Stein's term in office. The seventh ward seat is one of four which will be up for election in April. Also being...

Sparrow returns from conference

By Nancy Broten | January 17, 1987

With the Democrats "back in the saddle" in the U.S. Senate, DeKalb Mayor Greg Sparrow said he is assured that city governments will not be subject to further federal cuts. Sparrow returned Friday from the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington D.C. where...

Workshops offer child abuse info.

By Jodi Eisenberg | January 16, 1987

Those who report child abuse and neglect will be able to participate in a workshop to inform them of their duties and to answer their questions at the Ben Gordon Community Mental Health Center on Friday, Jan. 30. The workshop for "mandated reporters"...

Judge dismisses murder charge

By M. Michelle Byrne | January 16, 1987

An attempted murder charge against a DeKalb man was dismissed at a preliminary hearing Thursday in DeKalb County Court after a judge ruled there was no probable cause in the case. Augustin Fajardo, 31, was arrested after allegedly shooting his mother,...

DeKalb Airport to start ‘master plan’

By Nancy Broten | January 15, 1987

The DeKalb City Council Monday gave approval to the Department of Public Works' request for aid from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and to continue plans for improvement at DeKalb-Taylor Municipal Airport. The proposed improvements, which include...

WNIU broadcasts from new tower

By Suzanne Tomse | January 14, 1987

While WNIU's damaged transmission tower remained unrepaired, the station began broadcasts Dec. 31 over a new radio tower located at Route 69 and Interstate 39. The new tower will be used for all WNIU broadcasting but it will not "totally" replace the...