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City council to hear FY18 budget proposal

By Northern Star staff | November 27, 2017

The city council will conduct a public hearing to review the proposed budget for the Fiscal Year 2018 during a Monday meeting.The budget projects $92,861,707 in total revenues and $95,026,927 in total expenditures, according to the FY2018 Proposed Budget.The...

DeKalb Fire Captain Todd Stoffa is sworn into duty during a city council meeting 6 p.m. Monday. Stoffa has been a firefighter for 18 years.

New fire captain sworn in

By Sam Malone | October 27, 2016

DeKalb Fire Captain Todd Stoffa is sworn into duty during a city council meeting 6 p.m. Monday. Stoffa has been a firefighter for 18 years.

Fifth Ward Alderwoman Kate Noreiko listens to a speaker during a former city council meeting which occur the second and fourth Monday of each month.  

City council freezes gaming licenses

By Sam Malone | September 15, 2016

Fifth Ward Alderwoman Kate Noreiko listens to a speaker during a former city council meeting which occur the second and fourth Monday of each month.  

Limitations discussed for video gambling

By Madison Kacer | August 25, 2016

DeKALB | In light of discussion about regulations for video gaming businesses, city council passed a resolution approving a bar liquor license with supplemental licensure for video gaming terminals for Charley’s Video Gaming, 1792 Sycamore Road.The...

Sales tax revenue below projection

By Madison Kacer | August 25, 2016

Sales tax revenues, which help indicate the state of the local economy, are dipping 3.07 percent below projections within the Illinois Municipal League, according to the preliminary Fiscal Year end 2016 review.Illinois taxes general merchandise purchases...

Peace Road may be 4 lanes

By Leah Nicolini | April 7, 2016

DeKalb city staff is preparing a grant proposal for the Illinois Department of Transportation requesting $4 million to fund the $13 million widening of Peace Road from two lanes into four.City Council approved the proposal to proceed with the funding...

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City staff proposes downtown STEAM Learning Center

By Alexander Chettiath | March 21, 2016

DeKalb, in collaboration with the NIU Center for P-20 Engagement, is exploring strategies to develop a learning center focusing on science, technology, engineering, art, math and the history of DeKalb.The STEAM Learning Center, presented at the City Council...

Elizabeth Heckenast, second year law student, expresses concern about the lack of communication with NIU about the unlawful assembly ordinances at a DeKalb Human Relations Commission meeting Thursday. Read more at bit.ly/1LK6mJq.

City alters protest ordinance drafts

By Madison Kacer | February 22, 2016

Elizabeth Heckenast, second year law student, expresses concern about the lack of communication with NIU about the unlawful assembly ordinances at a DeKalb Human Relations Commission meeting Thursday. Read more at bit.ly/1LK6mJq.

DeKalb seeking public input on plans to spend community grant

By Scott Nicol | February 11, 2016

DeKalb is seeking public input through Sunday on how to use the expected $395,000 in funding this year from the Community Development Block Grant.The Community Development Block Grant program, funded through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development,...

Human Relations Commission to hold discussion on unlawful assembly ordinance

By Northern Star staff | January 29, 2016

The DeKalb Human Relations Commission will hold a discussion regarding the unlawful assembly ordinance at its meeting Tuesday.

DeKalb’s unlawful assembly ordinance has moved to the Human Relations Commission for more public input after more than 15 people, including four NIU students and two NIU staff members, voiced their concerns at Monday’s City Council meeting.

The commission will meet 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the DeKalb Municipal Building, Council Chambers, 200 S. Fourth St.

The meeting will be open for public comment.

For more information on the meeting, contact the City Manager's office at 815-748-2090.

Student Association senators speak at the SA Senate meeting Sunday at the Holmes Student Center, Sky Room. The SA constructed a letter to the City Council addressing issues with an unlawful assemblies ordinance. The Senate voted unanimously on sending the letter to the City Council. Kevin Gordon was voted into the position of election commissioner during the meeting.

Senate halts vote on ordinance

By Maxwell Bisaillon | January 25, 2016

A City Council vote for an unlawful assemblies ordinance was delayed from its original vote today due to the influence of the Student Association Senate.The unlawful assemblies ordinance would regulate and quickly disband gatherings of people if police...

DeKalb resident Jack Reich speaks during the public participation portion of the City Council Strategic Plan Meeting on Thursday. Reich called for more boldness from the Council, urging them to create more concrete plans. He commended the Council for including the public in the meeting and the formation of the plan when he said, I am proud to be a part of tonight.

DeKalb plan not reaching city residents

By Leah Nicolini | January 18, 2016

DeKalb resident Jack Reich speaks during the public participation portion of the City Council Strategic Plan Meeting on Thursday. Reich called for more boldness from the Council, urging them to create more concrete plans. He commended the Council for including the public in the meeting and the formation of the plan when he said, "I am proud to be a part of tonight."