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Hookah bar to allow pot

By Kierra Frazier | February 17, 2020

DeKALB — Students and residents who are 21 and older and aren’t able to use marijuana in their residence halls or apartments will soon be able to smoke cannabis at Aromas Hookah Bar, 811 W. Lincoln Highway.Cameron Dye, an owner of Aromas Hookah Bar,...

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

Phase 1 of revitalization: Community discusses issues and ideas

By Jessie Kern | September 28, 2017

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

A University Village apartment building is seen at 722 N. Annie Glidden Road.

City Council approves University Village rezone

By Northern Star staff | September 15, 2015

After a heated discussion among both the City Council and those in attendance, the council voted to move the University Village rezoning project forward Monday.The ordinance will rezone University Village, 722 N. Annie Glidden Road, to ensure funding...

Riders climb Malta Road as they near the first rest-stop during the Tour De Farms race on June 22, 2013. Proceeds benefited multiple sclerosis research.

Tour De Farms to make 34th visit

By Northern Star staff | June 26, 2015

More than 1,800 cyclists will ride to raise money for multiple sclerosis research Saturday and Sunday at DeKalb’s 34th annual Tour De Farms.The event will gather cyclists of all skill levels from across Illinois to raise up to $1.6 million for the National...

City, county work together to clean Kish

By Kristin Maglabe | December 3, 2014

The city and county have come together to keep the Kishwaukee River watershed clean and safe from pollution.A watershed is an area of land where surrounding bodies of water go into the same place. The Kishwaukee River Watershed is a 779,747-acre watershed...

Property tax goes up by 2.15 percent

By Kristin Maglabe | November 24, 2014

Correction: In a Tuesday article, "Property tax goes up by 2.15 percent," the Northern Star said City Council decided on a 2.15 percent property tax increase. The motion for the increase failed in a 4-4 tie. The motion for no increase was passed with...

Second Ward Alderman

Alderman remembers Homecoming fondly

By Brennan Schneider | October 6, 2014

Bill Finucane, 2nd ward alderman and alumnus, fondly remembers the year he drove former Bear Ron Rivera during a Homecoming parade.Finucane came to DeKalb in fall 1970, graduated from NIU in 1984 and received his master’s in 1991. Finucane said the...

Gaura, GovTemps to revamp city finances

By Lark Lewis | April 23, 2014

DeKalb is hiring financial consultants to make the process for City Council approval expenditures more efficient.As part of City Manager Anne Marie Gaura’s financial responsibility initiative, DeKalb has entered into a partnership with GovTemps USA...

Council wants more time for 2015 budget

By Keisha Howerth | February 25, 2014

City Council has decided the dates on which it will discuss the city’s budget, but it will change next year’s budget workshop schedule because it conflicts with NIU graduation.City Council discussed the current calendar year for the fiscal year budget...

Drive-thru window to bring jobs, convenience

By Keisha Howerth | February 19, 2014

DeKalb’s Panera Bread location anticipates a June opening for a drive-thru window.Panera Bread, 2476 Sycamore Road, hopes to provide customers with more convenience with this addition to the bakery-café.Hamra Enterprises owns and operates 33 Panera...

Task force to meet to talk city hall changes

By Ryan Chodora | January 28, 2014

Mayor John Rey has created a task force to assist in the renovations to City Hall. The group will meet this week.Second ward alderman Bill Finucane, fifth ward alderman Ron Naylor and others from the city’s staff and finance advisory board have been...

City manager named: Schaumburg’s Anne Marie Gaura

By Jessi Haish | December 4, 2013

Anne Marie Gaura has been selected as DeKalb’s incoming city manager.Gaura serves as the interim director of engineering and public works for the village of Schaumburg, according to a news release from the city.Gaura will start Jan. 21, replacing interim...