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City pushes in hotel inspections

By Jessi Haish | September 24, 2013

Hotel owners and managers should expect to hear from the city as early as this week.At Monday’s City Council meeting, the council approved an ordinance amending the code for hotel and motel inspections and licensing. The ordinance program is for inspection...

Vicky Torres, Best Western general manager, spoke about the hotel inspection program the city is considering in preparation for the IHSA football championship and NIU Homecoming. Torres expressed concerns that the time limit set upon local hotels is too short in order to meet the requirements of the city.

City Council considers hotel inspections

By Jessi Haish | September 10, 2013

The city’s lack of hotel “standards” was the topic of both the committee of the whole and regular meeting of the City Council Monday night.City attorney Dean Frieders called a proposed ordinance a “hotel and motel inspection program,” and said...

Local hotels expect more guests

By Thomas Verschelde | October 9, 2011

Local hotels expect more guests during homecoming week and weekend. "Everybody is sold out during homecoming weekend," said Vicky Torres, general manager of Best Western DeKalb Inn and Suites, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway. "We love homecoming weekend." Tina...

Hotels, such as the one located inside the Holmes Student Center, will see a boost in business as graduation approaches.

Graduation creates spike in business for area hotels

By Danny Ciamprone | May 1, 2011

DeKALB | With only about two weeks until graduation, hotels in DeKalb and Sycamore are seeing big numbers for people wanting rooms for the weekend. This year, commencement ceremonies will be on May 13 and 14. Each graduate is allowed 10 tickets for friends...

Red Cross chairwoman wins this year’s ATHENA Award

By Candice Beasley | November 4, 2010

The 2010 ATHENA Award went to Sharon Rhoades Thursday night. Rhoades is chairwoman of the DeKalb County Red Cross and a mother of two daughters. The 21st annual ATHENA Award Ceremony was held to honor local women who were nominated for their inspiration,...