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Fire Truck is parked in the garage at the first DeKalb Fire House, 700 Pine St. 

City Council looks to staffing solutions

By Jessie Kern | June 25, 2018

DEKALB - The current topic of conversation among DeKalb City Council members encompasses the measures being taken to pilot the city manager search and recruitment process.During the June 18 Special Committee of the Whole meeting, City Council members...

City holds mayoral debate

By Clarissa Hinshaw | February 27, 2017

DeKALB — With the April 4 DeKalb consolidated election fast approaching, mayoral candidates participated in an audience-packed debate where they discussed issues, including local immigration policy.The debate, which was held 6:30 Thursday at the DeKalb...

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...

Business ordinance may face changes

By Satta Kendor | January 26, 2015

Mayor John Rey said city officials will propose an additional section to a business inspection ordinance today at a City Council meeting.The meeting begins 6 p.m. in the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St. Other topics will include the bar entry...

City takes right steps for student safety with lights

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 12, 2014

Adding 16 light fixtures to the area around Greek Row is a good step in improving safety in the area, which is home to many students.In September, Greek Row saw a higher police presence due to an increase of crime in the area. Fifteen mob action cases...

Council to continue building ordinance talks

By Northern Star Staff | November 9, 2014

A meeting between business owners and City Council members to continue discussing the progression of the Commercial/Industrial Building Responsibility Code Ordinance will be held 10 a.m. Nov. 21.The ordinance would require commercial and industrial businesses...

Rodger Berger, 73 Lyme, New Hampshire talks to Al Brinkman owner
of Als Barbeque Shack, 421 Grove Street, about his Brisket on
Tuesday afternoon.

Al’s BBQ Shack serves meat ‘the way it was meant to be.’

By Dave Gong | October 11, 2011

Across from the DeKalb Municipal Building at the corner of Fourth Street and Grove Street sits a small restaurant on wheels. The restaurant is Al's BBQ Shack, which has served smoked pork in DeKalb since July 22, 2010. "Our motto is smoked meat is the...

Council members asked several questions about the parking plans
before voting uananimously to pass the ordinance at the DeKalb City
Council meeting, Monday evening.

Threat of cold weather causes DeKalb City Council members to seek speedy approval on construction

By Kelly Bauer | September 26, 2011

Ordinances for the creation of several parking spots and the relocation of a power line passed at the DeKalb City Council meeting Monday.The two ordinances were discussed at prior government meetings or with DeKalb administrators, and both will require...

Police chief wants more space

By John Bachmann | October 7, 2010

DeKALB | It's no secret that the DeKalb Police station has space issues. DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said the limited space has created some problems when it comes to doing interviews with suspects and victims. "We have incidents where suspects and...