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Council votes to delay 2010D bond for the Northern Trust

By Jeremy Piscoran | November 4, 2010

The DeKalb City Council held a special meeting Thursday night to decide whether or not to issue 2010D bonds referenced in an ordinance approved on Oct. 28. Council members discussed the risk and reward of proceeding as scheduled with 2010D bonds or waiting...

Hope Haven focus on DeKalb City Council meeting Monday

By Jeremy Piscoran | October 26, 2010

The DeKalb City Council meeting began Monday night with DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen calling for a moment of silence to respect the family of NIU student Antinette Keller. The opening saw an ordinance for renovations to DeKalb's Homeless Shelter, Hope Haven,...

Givin’ blood and gettin’ grub

By Jeremy Piscoran | October 20, 2010

The Heartland Blood Center mobile coach came to NIU on Wednesday from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Recreation Center parking lot. Heartland Blood Center grilled hotdogs and gave flannels to all who donated blood. "Our goal is to bring campus wide awareness to the...

NIU student plans to run for alderman

By Jeremy Piscoran | September 20, 2010

Zachary Ploppert has worked his way up the city government hierarchy and is ready to take the next step in the process and run for alderman on the Geneva City Council. Ploppert is a junior elementary education major at NIU and commutes from his hometown...

NIU celebrates Mexico’s independence

By Jeremy Piscoran and David Matz | September 14, 2010

Latino Heritage Month at NIU will kick off with an event, El Grito, named after the speech in which the first leader of Mexico, Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, called the people to rise up against Spain. Mexican Independence Day is a celebration of...