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Matt Streb (left), chief strategy officer for NIU, discusses the developments for the purchase of land for the NIU Greek Life Center with Catherine Squires, vice president of University Advancement and president and CEO of the NIU Foundation. Shop owners of DeKalbs Central Business District voiced their concerns over a proposed levy for downtown DeKalb residents to reimburse the city for street maintenance costs. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

NIU expects to purchase land for Greek Life Center

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 23, 2024

DeKALB – New conceptual drawings of NIU’s Greek Life Center were shown to the City Council to back a hopeful consideration to purchase the land where the eventual construction of the center will take place.  The last update for the center happened...

Businesses network with OktoberFest drinks, food

By Kristin Maglabe | September 16, 2014

Businesses of DeKalb came together to network in a more laid-back fashion at the DeKalb Chamber OktoberFest After Hours Tuesday.DeKalb Chamber OktoberFest After Hours was held at Aspen Ridge Business Park, 700 Peace Road. Michael Embrey, executive artistic...

DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery awards officer Jeffery Winters, during Monday’s City Council meeting, for an act of kindness and call to service.

Vote delayed for safety, cost issues

By Northern Star Staff | September 9, 2014

City Council has postponed voting on an ordinance that would change the way the city inspects commercial and industrial businesses.The ordinance would require commercial and industrial businesses to be inspected annually at the business owner’s expense....

City’s restaurant growth shows economic change

City’s restaurant growth shows economic change

By Keisha Howerth | December 2, 2013

The city’s economic situation is showing “positive signs” as more restaurants open.DeKalb is pursuing retail and restaurant opportunities that may interest students, along with residential growth. Roger Hopkins, the city’s economic development...

Events manager to connect city, university

Events manager to connect city, university

By Alan Kozeluh | September 26, 2013

The city’s new event manager, a recent NIU graduate, plans on involving the university in more events moving forward.Jessica Struthers received her degree from NIU in December. She worked for the LPGA tour after graduation, planning events and working...

Junction Shopping Center to host after hours event

By Juliana Leprich | April 9, 2012

Local businesses will come together for an after hours event at the Junction Shopping Center, 818 W. Lincoln Highway, tonight. Sunshine Scoop Shoppe & Bakery, Babs & Cocos Tea Emporium, Fushi Yami and Pizza Villa will be offering different samples...

Local business members meet at OLearys Irish Pub and Grill Tuesday evening during a speed networking event put on by the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce. The event was hosted by OLearys as well as Kishwaukee Community College.

Speed networking helps local businesses

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 14, 2010

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce held its second Speed Networking After Hours event Tuesday night. The event was hosted by O'Leary's Irish Pub & Grill, 260 E. Lincoln Highway and Kishwaukee College, 21193 S. Malta Road, Malta. O'Leary's provided the...