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Princess receives degree

Rachel Scaman

September 18, 2013

NIU presented Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, the Princess of Thailand, with an honorary degree of doctor and Humane Letters on Tuesday.A ceremony was held in the Altgeld Hall Auditorium where Her Royal Highness addressed about 300 people after she was presented with her award.“She was chosen because she ...

Thai Princess to recieve honorary degree Wednesday

Northern Star Staff

September 16, 2013

NIU is rolling out the red carpet for royalty.Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, referred to as “princess angel” by her people, of Thailand will receive an honorary doctor of humane letters degree at a ceremony Wednesday. The 9:40 a.m. ceremony, to be held in Altgeld Hall’s auditorium, will incl...

DeKalb Public Library prepared to break ground on additions in fall

The DeKalb Public Library on April 2, 2012. The wall shown here is scheduled to be removed to make room for the planned expansion, slated to be complete in 3 to 4 years.

Erin Kolb

July 16, 2013

County officials plan to break ground on the DeKalb public library expansion this fall, said library board president Clark Neher.Neher said this grant is the biggest construction grant awarded by the state to a library. He said the state had $50 million to grant for construction, and DeKalb’s $11.6 ...

DeKalb Public Library seeks funding for upcoming expansion

Jordan Birchfield

February 15, 2012

The DeKalb Public Library announced it will form two groups to assist in receiving a state grant and other funding for its upcoming expansion.The library announced its plan at the DeKalb Public Library board meeting Feb. 8. The proposed addition would add 48,000 square feet to the building."The library...

Public hearing brings full house to DeKalb City Council

Kelly Bauer

November 15, 2011

A public hearing on the proposed vacation of a portion of North Third Street drew a full house to Monday's City Council Meeting. Members of the community were allowed to speak about the proposal, which supporters said was necessary for an expansion for the DeKalb Public Library. The majority of those who...

Dekalb Library expansion still waiting for city council approval

Thomas Verschelde

October 13, 2011

The Dekalb Public Library's planned expansion hangs on the decision of the city council. "We are still in the phase of acquiring land," said Edith Craig, DeKalb Public Library public relations coordinator. "We are in the very earliest stages of development." The would be purchased from Castle Bank Land...