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Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner and State of the County event Thursday in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. Rauner spoke to DeKalb business leaders about cutting regulations that stagnate local business growth. “This is one of the best locations in America to build business,” Rauner said.

Rauner unmoved in budget fight

By Keith Hernandez | November 2, 2015

More than a couple hundred voices didn’t budge Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, but not because he couldn’t hear them.Rauner, about 20 pounds lighter than he was in January, said during a visit to NIU he will stay the course on his refusal to continue...

NIU President Doug Baker (left) and associate Vice President Mike Mann talk with Senior CLCE major Lizbeth Roman after the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner and State of the County event. Students and community members demonstrated for an end to the state budget impasse.

Baker talks to demonstrators

By Hayley Montalvo | November 2, 2015

NIU President Doug Baker (left) and associate Vice President Mike Mann talk with Senior CLCE major Lizbeth Roman after the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner and State of the County event. Students and community members demonstrated...

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the press during a visit to campus Oct. 29.

Gov. Bruce Rauner

By Hayley Montalvo | November 2, 2015
Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the press during a visit to campus Oct. 29.

Faculty Senate demands end to state budget impasse

By Margaret Maka | October 29, 2015

Faculty Senate passed a resolution calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly to end the budget impasse.The resolution is similar to those passed by the University Council and the Student Association, which also call for an end to the impasse...

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks to members of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency on Sept. 11 in Springfield. Dillon Domke, Student Association speaker, is calling for students to attend a rally during Rauner’s visit to NIU on Oct. 29.

Student Association to rally during Rauner visit

By Margaret Maka and Keith Hernandez | October 12, 2015

With the state budget still at an impasse, Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate speaker, called for students to attend a rally for Gov. Bruce Rauner’s arrival in DeKalb during a University Council meeting Wednesday.The Governor, who has been locked...

NIU, Kishwaukee College leaders to speak about DeKalb county businesses

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

The final registration date for people interested in hearing community leaders speak about the impact of NIU and Kishwaukee College on DeKalb County businesses is noon Monday.Jennifer Groce, NIU director of Community Affairs, and Kishwaukee College President...

Dan Watkins, owner of Herbal Embers, 161. E Lincoln Highway, looks on Tuesday at his shop. Watkins said a proposed ordinance that asked business owners to pay for yearly inspections could hurt entrepreneurs. “I hope we can open up lines of communication between the city and businesses,” Watkins said. “I believe in this community, but small businesses walk a thin line, and I have to do what’s best for my business.”

City delays vote on business inspections

By Jessica Christofersen | October 29, 2014

Business owners balked at an ordinance that would require businesses to pay for a yearly inspection, leading to the postponement of a vote on the ordinance.The postponement of voting on the Commercial/Industrial Building Responsibility Code ordinance,...

In this file photo freshman psychology major Rachel Menor makes a smoothie at the smoothie counter inside the Campus Recreation Center.

DeKalb county sees unemployment rates decrease

By Thomas Verschelde | April 14, 2011

Unemployment in DeKalb County decreased by 2.2 percent in February from last year, according to data released by the Illinois Department of Employment Security. Department spokesman Greg Rivara said this is the 14th consecutive month in which the unemployment...