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Weather hurts Farmers’ Market

Weather hurts Farmers’ Market

By Alissa Jacob | March 23, 2014

Winter conditions caused the final winter’s Farmers’ Market to be the second event of the season rather than of the three usually held.The market is held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 158 N. Fourth St. The market began 9 a.m. and ended...

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

Fraternity raises money for charity walk

By Alissa Jacob | March 20, 2014

Alpha Phi Omega raised money for American Cancer Society by providing a pasta dinner and silent auction Wednesday to support the Relay For Life walk.The event was held at Newman Catholic Student Center, 512 Normal Road. All proceeds go to the April 5-6...

Temp. ordinances set for night clubs, e-cigs

By Alissa Jacob | March 18, 2014

After a unanimous vote for the first reading and waiving the second reading, DeKalb aldermen passed a temporary ordinance for e-cigarettes and teen night clubs that may come to the city.During the March 10 City Council meeting, an ordinance was approved...

A Waste Management truck pulls out of the DeKalb County Recycling and Disposal Facility and landfill, 18370 Somonauk Road. The landfill will expand to accept more waste, which will bring in more money for the county.

Landfill to expand, bring in more revenues, wastes

By Alissa Jacob | March 6, 2014

The DeKalb County Landfill is expanding in exchange for a $1 million contribution from DeKalb County Waste Management to the town of Cortland.The Town of Cortland is one mile from the landfill, 18370 Somonauk Road. Waste Management spokeswoman Lisa Disbrow...

The DeKalb County Roller Derby team, the Barbed Wire Betties, held a fundraiser Sunday for more bouts in DeKalb at The Lost Mine Lounge at Four Seasons Sports, 1745 DeKalb Ave. A booth was set up to sell Barbed Wire Betties merchandise.

Derby team raises funds for bouts

By Alissa Jacob | February 23, 2014

The Barbed Wire Betties raised $1,873 at a weekend event to help pay for floors, events and the school at which they will be playing.The fundraiser was held from 6:30 to 11:30 p.m. Saturday at The Lost Mine Lounge at Four Seasons Sports, 1745 DeKalb Ave.Attendees...

Assistant city manager Rudy Espiritu talked to the City Enhancement Commission Tuesday about designs and ideas for how its proposed DeKalb signs will be created and what they will include.

Commission’s signs would welcome people to DeKalb

By Alissa Jacob | February 19, 2014

The Citizens Community Enhancement Commission hopes to obtain $25,000 from the city of DeKalb or other resources, such as business sponsors, to build more signs in the city.The commission discussed its plan to create signs at each entrance of the city...

City engineer anticipates challenge

By Alissa Jacob | February 18, 2014

City Council has appointed an engineer who plans to work with the community and establishments in the area.John Laskowski began in January, but City Council made his position official Monday. The previous engineer, Joel Maurer, retired at the end of November....

Next generation learns tricks of farming trade

By Alissa Jacob | February 12, 2014

The kids of DeKalb get a chance to learn about agriculture during February thanks to the Farm Bureau.Farm Bureau volunteers give agriculture presentations to elementary school students in DeKalb County classrooms. The presentations teach children grades...

Baker plan would ‘redefine’ NIU

By Alissa Jacob | February 10, 2014

A consultant to NIU President Doug Baker showed the Student Association Senate how the university will change to attract and retain students at the Senate’s meeting Sunday.Ron Walters, a consultant to Baker, presented the Master Plan Thesis, which outlines...

Local rivalries flare in game

By Alissa Jacob | February 3, 2014

The rival basketball games between DeKalb and Sycamore High Schools ended with wins for both DeKalb teams and $52,000 raised for charity.The final score of the men’s game was 59-51. The final score of the women’s basketball game was 46-42. The games...