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Adult Man Buying Cannabis Buds at Small Cannabis Store.

City to vote on cannabis zoning regulations

By Noah Johnson | October 13, 2019

Adult Man Buying Cannabis Buds at Small Cannabis Store.

Cannabis market could aid DeKalb

By Payton Higgins | September 22, 2019

DeKalb’s decision to allow the cannabis market into the county could ultimately revitalize DeKalb’s economy and NIU’s appeal to current and prospective students.The DeKalb City Council met Sept. 9 for a Committee of the Whole meeting, where it discussed...

A boarded-up window stands at 808 Ridge Drive apartments in 2019.

City of DeKalb acts on tenant association concerns

By Kierra Frazier | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — A proclamation was put in place during Monday night’s City Council meeting where current and former tenants of Hunter Properties spoke about property issues they experienced while leasing with the company.{{tncms-inline alignment="right"...

The now-closed campus theater stands May 20 at the corner of Blackhawk Road and West Hillcrest Road.

Revitalization continues with steering committee

By Noah Thornburgh | May 20, 2019

The now-closed campus theater stands May 20 at the corner of Blackhawk Road and West Hillcrest Road.

Chicago mayoral election signifies diversity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 11, 2019

Chicago made two progressive leaps in last week’s mayoral election: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s first black female, openly lesbian mayor. The Editorial Board congratulates Chicago on this forward-thinking move and expresses hope for...

Renovations to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., were postponed two additional weeks following concerns regarding expansion into Palmer Court.  

Egyptian Theatre renovations see postponement to achieve compromise

By Kierra Frazier | February 28, 2019

Renovations to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., were postponed two additional weeks following concerns regarding expansion into Palmer Court.

 

 

Officer Keunte Mallet and his wife Heather and son before his pinning ceremony for his promotion to sergeant during the Jan. 28 City Council meeting at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.

Alumnus becomes first African-American officer promoted to sergeant in DeKalb

By Kierra Frazier | February 10, 2019

Officer Keunte Mallet and his wife Heather and son before his pinning ceremony for his promotion to sergeant during the Jan. 28 City Council meeting at the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.

City Council discusses laying off city employees to address budget imbalances

By Kierra Frazier | January 30, 2019

DeKALB — DeKalb city officials will be laid off, effective March 1, to make up for lost money in the General Funds budget.  City Council discussed at Monday night’s meeting the proposal of high-level layoffs within the city due to the current $1.1...

Michael Marquardt resigned from his position of third ward alderperson on Dec. 6 and is now facing forgery charges.

Former City Council member faces forgery and theft charges

By Northern Star Staff | January 21, 2019

Michael Marquardt resigned from his position of third ward alderperson on Dec. 6 and is now facing forgery charges.

City Council appoints temporary third ward alderperson

By Northern Star Staff | January 21, 2019

DeKALB — Residents of DeKalb’s third ward welcomed a new alderperson Jan. 14 during a city council meeting. Joyce Stupegia will fill the seat until elections this spring.After former third ward aldermen Michael Marquardt abruptly resigned Dec. 6,...