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Corn Fest discussed in City Council meeting

By Ali Combs | February 11, 2013

The City Council passed a resolution Monday night that will enable Corn Fest to be held in downtown DeKalb this year. The Council moved to close Lincoln Highway between First Street and Fourth Street from Aug. 29 through Sept. 1 to allow Corn Fest to...

T.J. Moore, Director of Public Works, gives an update on the construction of the new police station at DeKalb City Council on Monday night.

City Council met Monday to discuss planning of Olive Garden, construction of Police Station

By Michael Bergeron | October 23, 2012

DeKalb City Council met Monday night to discuss the terms of the Olive Garden development and the construction progress of the new police station. Darden Restaurants is looking to redevelop an about 5,700 sq. feet area currently owned by Small’s Furniture...

Corn Fest a hit for 35th year

By Deanna Frances | August 26, 2012

Corn Fest proved a success once again. The annual three-day event was held Friday through Sunday at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. The entertainment began with carnival rides and games, food vendors and a beer garden with live...

Northern Star File Photo: Kristin Lash spoke Monday evening
about the issues with outsourcing legal services to Mickey, Wilson,
Weiler, Renzi and Anderson, P.C. for General Legal Services, an
Aurora bases firm.

DeKalb City Council decides to outsource legal matters

By Megan Healy | September 12, 2011

A new Aurora-based legal firm will handle Dekalb's legal matters.After a vote of 5 to 2, the DeKalb City Council authorized DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen to sign an agreement with Mickey, Wilson, Weiler, Renzi and Andersson P.C..Although the council passed...

34th annual Corn Fest ‘not the same’

By Dave Gong | August 28, 2011

Corn Fest 2011 drew mixed reviews from vendors and patrons. The 34th annual free music festival was held Friday through Sunday at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. DeKalb resident Rich Hawbaker said Corn Fest has not been the same since the location...

Local hard rock band Shuvlhed digs Corn Fest

By Connor Rice | August 25, 2011

DeKALB | Since 2004, the influence of AC/DC, Guns N’ Roses and Bon Jovi has been well-felt in the Northern Illinois area. Local hard rock group Shuvlhed wears its influences on its sleeve, taking the hedonistic debauchery synonymous with the genre and...

Documents disclosed at hearing for 1957 Sycamore murder case

August 21, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb County State's Attorney's Office disclosed documents related to the 1957 kidnapping and murder of 7-year-old Maria Ridulph to the DeKalb County Public Defender's Office during a hearing on Aug. 17.According to court documents, the...

DeKalb has no plans to relocate Corn Fest

By Brian Belford | July 25, 2011

DeKalb | The DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., is a good venue for the annual summer music festival Corn Fest in terms of safety and space for its many attractions. "Since [Corn Fest has] been at the airport, both crimes and incidents...

.38 Special will headline 2011 Corn Fest

By Northern Star Staff | March 23, 2011

Southern rockers .38 Special will headline this year's Corn Fest. The group, which scored big hits in the ‘80s with songs like "Hold on Loosely," "Caught Up in You" and "Second Chance," will close the show on Aug. 27. Corn Fest organizers also announced...

2011 Corn Fest location causes mixed emotions

By Eric Beesley | February 21, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb's annual Corn Fest has attracted mixed feelings from downtown area merchants about its 2011 location. The festival moved to the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St., in 2008 because of construction in the downtown area. Since...

Visitors at the DeKalb Cornfest inspect a B-17 aircraft brought to the fest by the Arizona branch of the Commemorative Air Force Saturday Aug. 21 at the DeKalb Municipal Airport.

Flying high above DeKalb: A first-hand account of a ride in a B-17 bomber

By Dan Martynowicz | August 24, 2010

As a child, one of my favorite games to play was running around the house with my model B-17 bomber, pretending to be the lead bomber over Nazi-occupied France. On Aug. 16, I was given the opportunity to fly in a B-17 over DeKalb and Northern Illinois...

Three-year-old Livi Brennan from Plano enjoys corn on the cob at the annual DeKalb Corn Fest Saturday.

DeKalb is all ears for Corn Fest weekend

By Dan Martynowicz | August 24, 2010

DeKalb's 33rd annual Corn Fest took place this past weekend at DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport, 3232 Pleasant St. The free music and corn festival is planned, maintained and executed by a volunteer staff every year, according to the event's website. Some...