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2015 DeKalb business closings & openings guide

By Northern Star staff | January 12, 2015

JC Penney announced Thursday the closing of 40 of its stores, including the DeKalb location at 2540 Sycamore Road. Listed below are DeKalb businesses poised to close and open in 2015. Check back throughout the semester for updates. // [View the story...

DeKalb stores and groups prepare for holidays

By Sarah Contreras | November 29, 2012

Join DeKalb as it gets into the Christmas spirit. Students and DeKalb residents don’t have too look far to take part in Christmas activities. Many local businesses and landmarks have filled their calendars with winter fun and festivities. Thursday:...

Thrifting in DeKalb is a fun weekend activity for all

By Hayley Devitt | October 24, 2012

Having style and necessary home items while on a budget is vital to college students. Fortunately, DeKalb is home to an exciting number of thrift stores which have many advantages. Thrifting is a fun activity for the weekend due to its exploratory nature....

Small Town Skate Shop, 229 E. Lincoln Highway, uses Facebook as
a way to reach more customers.

Local business owners turn to social media to keep in touch with customers

By Dave Gong | October 17, 2011

An internet presence is essential for local businesses looking to market their products, said Holly Nicholson, social media specialist for university relations. "Almost everything can be done online now, and people are spending more and more of their...

Genevieve Schatz, lead singer of Company of Theives, sings the
lyrics to one of their songs on Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre,
135 N. Second Street, during this year’s Middlewest Fest.

More than music booms during Middlewest Fest

By Dave Gong | September 12, 2011

Middlewest Fest 2011 provided more than music and entertainment in downtown DeKalb for local business owners. Several businesses took advantage of the weekend’s festivities to promote sales to festival-goers and customers wandering the downtown area....