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Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2019

MondayJonamac Orchard grand opening weekend: Jonamac Orchard will be opening its weekend activities. The corn maze will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and apple picking will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the season.TuesdayNIU Esports club open...

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...

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...

Dividing VP role will increase productivity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 3, 2014

NIU is taking an important step in cutting the costs of administrative positions by disassembling the job of retiring vice president Bill Nicklas.As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Nicklas oversaw the NIU Police Department, human...

NITRO run offers program for all fitness levels, skills

By Keisha Howerth | April 16, 2014

The Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization will offer a Walk to Run 101 program for people of all fitness levels.NITRO will begin the fifth year of its Walk to Run 101 program Monday night at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. NITRO members and volunteers...

NITRO to offer Walk to Run 101

By Northern Star Staff | March 31, 2014

The Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization will host the eight-week Walk to Run 101 program training for the NITRO Trailblazer 5K Run.The nine-week program begins April 21 with walking and jogging and finishes June 21 with a 5K Run at the Sycamore...

Rey voted in as mayor of DeKalb

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2013

John Rey will use his new position as mayor to bring the city and its leaders together. Rey said his first goal as mayor will be to build a coalition with the seven aldermen on City Council. He said this will bring the group “together as a team.”...

Mayoral candidates reflect on the city budget

By Ryan Chodora | March 27, 2013

Tax increment financing (TIF), the city budget and the new city manager are all big topics in the current mayoral race. “I want to see us stay on the strong fiscal path that we’ve been on the last few years,” said Jennifer Groce, mayoral candidate...

Jennifer Groce

Jennifer Groce

By Ali Combs | March 5, 2013
Jennifer Groce, Re:New DeKalb's execitive director
DeKalb mayoral candidates (from left to right) Mark Verbic, John Rey, Jennifer Groce and David Jacobson respond to citizens questions during a candidates night event on Thursday which was moderated by Dan Kenney (far right) of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St.

DeKalb County Democrats host mayoral debate

By Ryan Chodora | February 24, 2013

Mayoral candidates sat down together on Thursday to answer questions from the public during a forum hosted by the DeKalb County Democrats. “They [voters] are making a very important decision in voting for the next leader of our city,” said mayoral...

David Jacobson

David Jacobson to run for Mayor of DeKalb

By Joe Palmer | November 28, 2012

First ward alderman David Jacobson will be running for mayor of DeKalb. Jacobson, who was elected alderman in April 2011, is aiming to be a candidate on the ballot during the April 9 general election. Jacobson joins John Rey, Mike Verbic and Jennifer...

Jennifer Groce

Groce to run for mayor

By Northern Star Staff | November 26, 2012

Jennifer Groce has announced that she will run for mayor of DeKalb. "DeKalb is a wonderful community that my family and I are proud to call home, but there are growing issues that we as a community must address, especially regarding crime, economic development...