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Task force considers safety improvements on Greek Row

By Danny Ciamprone | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | The safety of Greek Row, including the possibility of instituting a neighborhood watch, was analyzed Tuesday by the Safe/Quality Housing Task Force. Decisions are in consideration now between the task force and the Student Association to determine...

A tale of two states, Illinois in trouble

By Danny Ciamprone | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | One part of Illinois is well educated and economically booming; the other is self-destructing and failing to keep its head above water. This is according to a new study conducted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The report states, “underperformance...

Permits bring CVS location closer to reality, moving Molly’s

By Danny Ciamprone | April 11, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb City Council approved special use and parking permits, making construction of a CVS pharmacy on the southeast corner of Annie Glidden Road and Lincoln Highway one step closer to reality. Fifth Ward Alderman Ron Naylor expressed concerns...

Diabetes is 5th leading cause of death in U.S.

By Danny Ciamprone | April 10, 2011

Over 25 million people have the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S., and 7 million of those people do not know they have it. Diabetes kills more than 200,000 people each year, according to the American Diabetes Association (ADA). It can lead to heart...

Study reveals a tale of two States

By Danny Ciamprone | April 10, 2011

One part of Illinois is well educated and economically booming; the other is self-destructing and failing to keep its head above water. This is according to a new study conducted by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. The report states, "underperformance...

Obama signs bill, staving off shutdown

By Danny Ciamprone | April 10, 2011

The nation breathed a sigh of relief late Friday night as members of Congress and the president announced they came to a decision on the budget. If a shutdown had occurred, it could have caused 800,000 federal employees to be furloughed. They would even...

Hope Haven helps the homeless with meals and shelter

By Danny Ciamprone | April 6, 2011

DeKALB | There has always been a strong sense of comfort knowing at the end of the day one has a home to go back to. Unfortunately, for many this is not a reality and being homeless becomes a way of life. Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, focuses on providing...

Kristen Lash elected DeKalb 3rd Ward Alderwoman

By Danny Ciamprone | April 5, 2011

DeKALB | Kristen Lash was elected 3rd Ward alderman Tuesday. Lash received 266 votes, 55 percent of the total vote. Paulette Sherman received 218 votes, 45 percent of the vote. Lash said she wanted to bring ‘transparency’ to the job, meaning 3rd ward...

Candidates for DeKalb 3rd Ward Alderwoman

Candidates for DeKalb 3rd Ward Alderwoman

By Danny Ciamprone | March 31, 2011

Kristen Lash: Candidate for DeKalb 3rd Ward Alderwoman Education: Lincoln Land Community College and 2007 bachelor's degree in child development from NIU Experience: Worked in various levels of DeKalb politics for six years. Currently working for Children's...

DeKalb will receive partial reimbursements for $200,000 in blizzard expenses

March 30, 2011

DeKalb and 60 other counties in Illinois will see some money from the federal government soon. Because of the February blizzards, the government will reimburse counties up to 75 percent for labor and clearing expenses, according to the Federal Emergency...

Traffric crosses Lincoln Highway, at the corner of Annie Glidden Road, near Mollys Eatery and Drinkery and the Bottle Store. Mollys and the Bottle Store may be relocated to make room for a CVS pharmacy.

Molly’s may need to relocate

By Danny Ciamprone | March 29, 2011

DeKALB | Molly's Eatery and Drinkery and The Bottle Store, 1022 W. Lincoln Highway, may relocate; it depends on whether the owner of the property is able to find a new location for the business. City Manager Mark Biernacki said he spoke with the property...

Northern Illinois Medical Group takes a new approach to healing

By Danny Ciamprone | March 23, 2011

The human body is a complex system of bones, cells, muscles and nerves. When one of these mechanisms is damaged or malfunctions, some may assume this will result in surgery or prescription medicines. In northern Illinois there are several alternatives...