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To build or not to build: DeKalb City Council holds joint meeting to discuss police department expansion

By Jason Pfrommer | June 28, 2011

The DeKalb City Council and the Finance Advisory Committee held a special joint meeting Monday at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St., to discuss the financing options available for the construction of a new police station. Members of the...

Vote on Tuesday for new city council

By Letter to the Editor | March 31, 2011

On Tuesday, April 5, NIU students and staff will have an opportunity to positively change the direction of the city of DeKalb. Yes, Election Day is once again upon us. This election will give DeKalb voters a chance to change the make-up of city council...

Kammes isn’t your average alderwoman

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | December 5, 2010

Lisa Kammes, DeKalb's 7th Ward alderwoman, finds it easy to balance her life between family and her duties to the city. After being appointed to 7th ward this March when former DeKalb Alderman Brent Keller stepped down, Kammes manages to effectively represent...

Ron Naylor, DeKalb 5th Ward Alderman, speaks at a DeKalb City Council meeting.

Ron Naylor balances family life with being an alderman

By Jessica Wells | November 30, 2010

DeKalb 5th Ward Alderman Ron Naylor is finishing his first term at his position, but he has been involved with DeKalb for a long time. Before being elected to alderman in 2007, Naylor worked as public works director for DeKalb from 1973 to 1996. "Mr....

Pam Verbic is the Third Ward Alderwoman for DeKalb.

Alderwoman discusses her love for NIU and DeKalb

By Jessica Wells | October 28, 2010

Alderwoman Pam Verbic works to keep the city of DeKalb in order as part of City Council, but her busy life includes much more than that.Third Ward Alderwoman Verbic was appointed by Mayor Kris Povlsen at the end of January to fill a vacant position on...

Sycamore City Council discusses budget revisions

By Jessica Wells | October 18, 2010

At its meeting Monday night, Sycamore City Council discussed revisions to the 2010-2011 budget and a consideration involving the former Chicago & Northwestern Depot. At the beginning of the meeting, the council approved changes to the budget made...

DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen discusses his appointments to the finance committee and the planning commission during Mondays city council meeting.

Citizens question library

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 11, 2010

Monday night, DeKalb City Council discussed approval of mayoral appointments, construction progress on Locust Street, the DeKalb Public Library’s purchase of the neighboring clinic building in a closed session and the Greenwood Acres Retirement Center....

Sycamore City Council discussed financial situation

By Jessica Wells | September 20, 2010

SYCAMORE | The Sycamore City Council discussed the town’s current financial situation at Monday night’s meeting. According to the agenda, Dennis Hildebrandt and his audit team from Siepert & Co., LLP performed an independent audit of the financial...

Assertions made by DeKalb City Council are absurd

By Letter Writer | September 15, 2010

Jeremy Piscoran's article covering Monday's DeKalb City Council meeting in Tuesday's Northern Star included the city manager's positions that a) restructuring DeKalb's debt to free up money for city hall remodeling would have no impact on taxpayers;...

DeKalb City Council approves land annex ordinance

By Jessica Wells | August 23, 2010

During Monday's DeKalb City Council meeting, the council discussed the fiscal year 2010 fourth quarter financial report and a communications upgrade for the police department. Assistant City Manager Rudy Espiritu presented the financial report and said...