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Re:New DeKalb’s executive director resigns to take full-time position at NIU

By Jason Pfrommer | July 5, 2011

DeKALB | Jennifer Groce, Re:New DeKalb executive director, is leaving her role to pursue a full-time position at NIU. "It was the most difficult decision of my career," Groce said. "The project is very important to me." Groce said she had been working...

Divas Dish to raise money for Glidden Homestead

By Meaghen Harms | April 7, 2011

Local women will be chefs for a day at the third annual Divas Dish. Joseph F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will be hosting the Divas Dish fundraiser from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Saturday at the NIU Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center. The event...

A vision near completion

By John Bachmann | October 17, 2010

Although he wasn't able to see it himself, Frank Van Buer's hope for downtown DeKalb becoming revitalized is almost complete. Van Buer was DeKalb Mayor from 2005 until his death in July of 2008 from pancreatic cancer. Mary Beth, Frank's wife, said her...

Downtown DeKalb construction nears completion

By John Bachmann | September 29, 2010

The road construction in downtown DeKalb is nearing an end. The Rise & Revitalizemeeting held Tuesday morning in the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., was led by Jennifer Groce, executive director of Re:New DeKalb and those in attendance included...