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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...

CPR helps firemen to save lives

By Michelle Byrne | January 14, 1987

DeKalb Firefighters' "save rates" for the resuscitation of clinically dead patients is on the rise, and their efforts have been recognized by the DeKalb City Council. Firefighter/Paramedic Larry Haler said that paramedics have recently been able to save...

Fire breaks out at The Junction

January 13, 1987

Diners in The Junction Eating Place, 816 W. Lincoln Hwy., got a scare Monday night when a fire broke out in the restaurant, filling the building with smoke and forcing its evacuation. Employees said the fire started in the kitchen area. "It started on...

Hastert sworn into 100th Congress

By Mike Solley | January 13, 1987

Former State Representative J. Dennis Hastert, R-Yorkville, was formally sworn in Tuesday as a member of the 100th United States Congress. The swearing in of Congressman Hastert, along with 434 of his colleagues, ceremoniously opened the House of Representatives...

Snowstorm hits with bad timing

January 12, 1987

The first major snowstorm of the winter may have come late this season, but it came at a bad time for NIU students returning to DeKalb from Christmas Break. The DeKalb area was stricken with hazardous travel conditions Friday and Saturday, and accident...