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City Council OKs $13.1M water repair plan

By Leah Nicolini | October 29, 2015

City Council unanimously passed the first reading for a water rate increase to pay for public water maintenance Monday.The 10-year $13.1 million repair plan will fix the water supply well, improve water treatment, recoat the water tower and replace the...

Task force tackles hot spots in city

By Lark Lewis | February 6, 2014

With temperatures dropping below zero this winter, a city-wide task force is making plans for permanent warming centers.Dave Miller, the Family Service Agency’s executive director, is the head of the task force that will join local organizations to...

Motorcade honors vets

By Ryan Chodora | November 11, 2013

Tears were held back and hands were shaken as locals paid tribute to veterans with a motorcade this weekend.On Saturday, a motorcade procession traveled to local rehab centers and retirement homes to pay tribute to veterans. The motorcade stopped at the...

Barb City Manor gives students chance to volunteer with elderly

By Maria Ahmad | August 30, 2012

Students volunteering at Barb City Manor (BCM), 680 Haish Blvd., can expect to do a variety of activities with the residents while learning more about the senior population. Various student groups at NIU host special volunteer sessions at the retirement...