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A day in the life of a city of DeKalb mayoral candidate

A day in the life of a city of DeKalb mayoral candidate

Sharjeel Siddique

March 30, 2017

Michael Embry Q: What inspired you to run for this position?A: I’ve seen continual problems in the city -- retail down, home values down, street problems and infrastructure problems that no one seems to address. We’ve been let down, and this whole procedure is the citizens. They have no input. T...

DeKalb to hire new human resources director position

Northern Star staff

March 2, 2016

Applications for DeKalb’s new human resources director position are due by 5 p.m. March 18, according to DeKalb's website.The Human Resource Director plans and directs the city human resource management programs including recruitment, personnel policy administration, organizational development and tra...

NIU center to collaborate with local towns on DeKalb vision plan

Northern Star staff

February 12, 2016

The Center for Governmental Studies is looking for interested towns to help shape a five-year economic plan for DeKalb County, according to an NIU news release.The center is working with DeKalb County’s Government and four other municipalities to develop a five-year plan that will help with marketi...

Letter to the Editor: New city laws need revision

Michael Haji-Sheikh

January 25, 2016

It has come to my attention that the City of DeKalb is interested in two ordinances detailing unlawful assemblies called “Section 52.92 “Unlawful Assemblies” and Section 52.93 “Weapons at Unlawful Assemblies””. These two ordinances are meant to work in tandem.These two ordinances appear to have skip...

Rauner’s proposal may slash DeKalb funds by $2.2M

Rauner's proposal may slash DeKalb funds by $2.2M

Alexander Chettiath

March 15, 2015

The city of DeKalb might see state funds cut by $2.2 million, about half of what it receives now, for Fiscal Year 2016.The cuts will reduce the Local Government Distributive Fund, a fund taken from income tax the state receives and adds into local governments’ general funds.DeKalb’s current gener...

City relaunches Facebook page

Northern Star Staff

May 1, 2012

The city of DeKalb has made the move to Facebook. The city’s page relaunched Monday and utilizes the new timeline format. The page features news from city hall, as well as information, facts and photos of the city. An album of historic city photos is also available. The album includes a picture of...

Referendum may change role of DeKalb City Clerk

Joe Palmer

April 25, 2012

The role of DeKalb City Clerk might change, based on the outcome of a referendum to be held in November. The position is an elected official, but the referendum will decide if the position will change to be appointed by the city manager, according to a ordinance decided at the April 9 DeKalb City Counci...

City council discusses progress, state of city goals at special session

Joe Palmer

April 22, 2012

The DeKalb City Council discussed their ideas for the future of DeKalb at a meeting Saturday morning. The Council met with a representative from the NIU Center for Governmental Studies in a special session at the Best Western Inn and Suites, 1212 W. Lincoln Highway, to discuss the progress and state ...

Concealed-carry law returns to Ill. General Assembly

Mary Diamond

April 8, 2012

If you’re reading this in the state of Illinois, the person next to you is not carrying a concealed weapon - at least, not legally. The Family and Personal Protection Act (HB0148), failed to pass in the Illinois General Assembly by 6 votes last year, but is in committee again under the name HB5745,...

mCapital to provide representation for DeKalb at federal level

Third Ward Alderwoman Kristen Lash voted against a recent measure to hire mCapital, a federal lobbying firm, to represent DeKalb in Washington, D.C.

Jordan Birchfield

March 19, 2012

DeKalb City Council hopes a federal lobbying firm will bring help big money to DeKalb. The decision was made to hire mCapital during a city council meeting last month. DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen said that the city approved $88,000 to try to bring federal funding to DeKalb for infrastructure projects. Povlsen said there is less gover...

SA Senate passes resolution regarding pedestrians

Felix Sarver

February 26, 2012

The Student Association Senate passed a resolution for pedestrians, postponed funding for a rugby team and inducted two new senators Sunday. The Senate passed a resolution to promote a state law requiring drivers to stop for pedestrians at crosswalks. SA Senate Speaker Austin Quick said in his report...

City blotter for 1/26/12

Northern Star Staff

January 25, 2012

The following was taken directly from area police and fire department records, or from DeKalb County court records. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. TuesdayAt 10:04 p.m., DeKalb police responded to an apartment in the 700 block of Regent Drive for a loud music and smell of cann...