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Letter to the Editor | Council member debates title choice

By David Jacobson | January 29, 2018

The Northern Star is violating the intent of its stated goals. In reference to the Editorial Board’s comments in its Jan. 25 article, the Board fails to recognize the term alderman is not a pronoun; it is a duly elected title recognized within the Municipal...

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

Phase 1 of revitalization: Community discusses issues and ideas

By Jessie Kern | September 28, 2017

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

Finance Director Cathy Haley presents changes made to the fiscal 2016 budget Monday at a City Council meeting. City Council approved the budget, which included a more than $500,000 surplus. 

City may increase property taxes

By Leah Nicolini | November 30, 2015

Property taxes may increase by almost $90 if City Council decides to approve a suggested annual property tax levy.The city uses the annual property tax levy to help finance the costs of providing certain pension benefits for all full-time city employees,...

DeKalb Postpones smoking ban discussion

By Jackie Nevarez | September 17, 2015

City Council postponed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking on streets and sidewalks touching NIU in support of the Smoke-Free Campus Act.The Smoke-Free Campus Act, which has been in effect since July 1, does not allow smoking in indoor and outdoor...

A University Village apartment building is seen at 722 N. Annie Glidden Road.

City Council approves University Village rezone

By Northern Star staff | September 15, 2015

After a heated discussion among both the City Council and those in attendance, the council voted to move the University Village rezoning project forward Monday.The ordinance will rezone University Village, 722 N. Annie Glidden Road, to ensure funding...

Finance Director Cathy Haley presents changes made to the fiscal 2016 budget Monday at a City Council meeting. City Council approved the budget, which included a more than $500,000 surplus. 

City Council approves $83 million budget

By Northern Star staff | June 23, 2015

City Council approved the fiscal 2016 budget, which includes a general fund surplus of more than $500,000, Monday.The fiscal 2016 budget sits at $83 million, down almost 6 percent from this fiscal year's $88.1 million budget. City Council approved an...

DeKalb Mayor John Rey speaks during a City Council meeting April 13.

DeKalb considers plan to change pay for employees

By Kristin Maglabe | April 16, 2015

The city is considering a plan that would change how employees are compensated.The plan would update chapter three of the Municipal Code, which covers job descriptions, powers of appointed employees, compensation and payment plans. The plan was devised...

David Jacobson:116 votes (100 percent)

Turnout down in elections

By Andre Phillips and Satta Kendor | April 9, 2015

About 1,241 votes were cast Tuesday in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, a 60 vote decline from the last odd-numbered ward election in 2011.One alderman is elected from each of the seven wards in the city and serves a four-year term. The odd-numbered...

DeKalb election winners want change: Jacobson

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2015

First ward Alderman David Jacobson, who garnered 116 votes as he ran unopposed in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, said those who won the elections are looking to change things.“I think there’s a whole lot the city needs to look at ... I think...

Election results: Jacobson, Marquardt, Noreiko, O’Leary take alderman spots

By Northern Star staff | April 7, 2015

Michael Marquardt and Kate Noreiko will join the City Council as the 3rd and 5th ward aldermen, respectively.Marquardt won the 3rd ward with 237 votes to candidate Steve Kapitan's 228 votes.Noreiko with 247 votes defeated Michael Haji-Sheikh with 220...

2015 1st ward alderman candidate: David Jacobson

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: 1st ward alderman, Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity alumnus and national board member, member of the NIU Alumni Association’s Greek Affinity Council, Greek community advocate Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: ......

2015 Aldermen Elections: Candidates Night

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2015

The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will hold a Candidates’ Night 6:30 p.m. today in the second floor of the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.Candidates in contested races, including the 3rd, 5th and 7th wards, will answer questions...