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Opportunity DeKalb administer Chad Glover describes the benefits of Project Launchpad to the City Council on Nov. 27 at the City Council meeting. Project Launchpad would provide virtual business courses for DeKalb residents. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

DeKalb to offer business classes to residents

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | November 28, 2023

DeKALB – Residents of DeKalb could learn how to become entrepreneurs and learn essential business skills after the city council approved a new initiative. Opportunity DeKalb is a non-profit community development corporation created by the Annie Glidden...

Afternoon snow settles onto the Greek Row houses of Greenbrier Drive just off campus. NIUs Presidential Task Force on the Revitalization of Greek Life has presented their findings and recommendations in a report to the University after a year of research. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

NIU task force recommends how to save Greek life

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | February 5, 2023

DeKALB – A task force created by NIU President Lisa Freeman, dedicated to revitalizing and improving Greek life, gave its findings to the university after research and data gathering from various subcommittees during the 2021-2022 academic year. According...

The run-down pavement and potholes of Greenbrier Road filled with melted snow and sleet after a snowstorm Wednesday in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb plans to reduce traffic in Annie Glidden North

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | January 25, 2023

DeKALB – The new Community Development Block Grant annual action plan outlines how over $800,000 will be invested into DeKalb to improve infrastructure and invest in social service agencies. The City of DeKalb released the first draft of their 2023...