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Cannabis market could aid DeKalb

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 the cannabis market coming to DeKalb. Gov. ...

DeKalb PD to talk Safe Streets

Northern Star Staff

April 23, 2018

DeKALB — City officials are offering residents the opportunity to share their concerns about parking restrictions under the Safe Streets Initiative.The four-phase plan was introduced in November by DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery to improve fire responders visibility in neighborhoods with higher crim...

DeKalb’s Public Works staff seeks increase of TIF funding for road construction

Lindsey Salvatelli

February 13, 2018

Public Works Director Tim Holderman presented the Committee of the Whole with his department’s road improvement plan for the next five years during Monday’s meeting.The five-year plan is estimated to cost $16. 5 million that would patch and repair just under 29 miles of streets in DeKalb.Public ...

New ‘vision’ for DeKalb progresses

New 'vision' for DeKalb progresses

Northern Star staff

November 27, 2017

The city’s goal of improving its bond rating has been categorized as “at risk” in its quarterly update of the DeKalb 2025 Strategic Plan.The DeKalb Strategic Plan was adopted Feb. 22, 2016, and serves as a 10-year guide for the operation of the city to achieve five visions for the community: visi...