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Brett Williams, former Student Association director of Mass Transit, facilitates a focus group on the HuskieLine on Feb. 23 in the Campus Life Building. A new tracking system may debut next semester at the earliest, said Rob Jusino, Student Association director of Mass Transit.

3R, 3L routes coming back to Huskie Bus Line

By Augustin Zehnder | March 26, 2015

The HUSKIELINE will split the 4 route back into the 3R and 3L routes after complaints of overcrowding at a Tuesday focus group.Brett Williams, Student Association director of Mass Transit, opened the focus group by asking students what they found “annoying”...

Downtown Dekalb, Sycamore to host Trick-or-Treating for children

Downtown Dekalb, Sycamore to host Trick-or-Treating for children

By Samantha Brockett | October 23, 2012

Discover Sycamore and Re:New DeKalb will both be holding trick-or-treating events for children this week. Children will be able to dress up in costumes and trick-or-treat at various businesses in both cities. Discover Sycamore businesses will be hosting...

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

Improper cooking causes fire at Carniceria Del Sol

By Olivia Willoughby | May 6, 2012

A structure fire caused extensive damage at a downtown DeKalb business Friday night. Tony Cox, DeKalb Fire Department captain, said the fire was caused by improper cooking at Carniceria Del Sol, 323 E. Locust St. The DeKalb Fire Department was called...

Cracker Jax is a vintage and antique clothing and gift store located at 118 N. 3rd St. in downtown DeKalb.

Several DeKalb businesses have old-time character

By Olivia Willoughby | March 27, 2012

Downtown DeKalb is home to several businesses that carry an old-time feel. The DeKalb Confectionary, 149 N. Second Street, brings residents and students on what Co-owner Todd Hendrey calls a trip back to childhood. “We try to be an old-fashioned candy...

NIU sophomore undecided major Joe Pennington walks through downtown DeKalb on Wednesday afternoon.

Local businesses brainstorming ways to attract students

By Olivia Willoughby | January 18, 2012

The number seven bus is best known for delivering students to businesses like Wal-Mart and Target, located on Sycamore Road, but downtown business owners think students should explore stops closer to campus.After five stops, students get the opportunity...

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New parking regulations in downtown DeKalb will allow drivers to remain in city lots overnight. Changes to parking on the street, such as Lincoln Highway, will remain a no parking zone from 2-6 a.m.

Overnight parking rules change in downtown DeKalb

By Thomas Verschelde | March 2, 2011

New changes in downtown DeKalb's parking system will allow residents to park in city lots for up to 24 hours so long as they have a permit. The permits cost $10 a month and will be available to anyone who can prove residency in downtown DeKalb, said Police...

Feeding the fans: Eateries prepare for the NFC championship game

By Alex Fiore | January 20, 2011

With the Chicago Bears and Green Bay Packers meeting in the playoffs for the first time since 1941 on Sunday, people around DeKalb are getting prepared for the game. Restaurants and bars around DeKalb are preparing for a hectic couple of hours. "The staff...

Hawthorne Heights will play at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at The House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Interview with JT Woodruff from Hawthorne Heights

By Heather Skrip | September 8, 2010

There are tons of hit songs people listened to in high school that seemed to define their lives and led to excessive playings. "Ohio is for Lovers" by Hawthorne Heights is one of those songs. However, since the song hit the charts in 2004, the band has...