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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...

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...

A DeKalb middle school may face restructuring

By Thomas Verschelde | March 22, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb School District 428 is considering restructuring Clinton Rosette Middle School, 650 N. First St., after the school failed to meet standards set by No Child Left Behind. Clinton Rosette Middle School has not shown steady enough improvement...

Northern area school libraries awarded $16K from state

By Thomas Vershelde | March 20, 2011

DeKALB | Seven northern Illinois school districts recently received state funding in the form of the School District Library Program for use in their school libraries, including DeKalb and Sycamore districts. A total of $16,000 was awarded to libraries...

Local schools respond to concerns with safety measures

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | January 30, 2011

The issue of school safety was recently brought to the forefront of national news when a Lost Angeles student brought a gun to school. On Jan. 18, a gun discharged inside of a student's backpack at Garden High School, 1301 West 182nd St. in Gardena, California....