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An April 9 tornado left a path of destruction on April 9 along Route 251 and Route 64. 

DeKalb Board approves Fairdale rezone

By Northern Star staff | July 2, 2015

Fairdale residents whose homes were destroyed by a tornado on April 9 will be able to apply for less restrictive building permits Thursday.The DeKalb County Board approved an ordinance that rezoned the unincorporated town of Fairdale, allowing residents...

Rebuilding in Fairdale up to town’s residents

Rebuilding in Fairdale up to town’s residents

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

The future of Fairdale is uncertain as volunteers continue into their second week of cleanup.A tornado that hit DeKalb County on April 9 — one of 11 across Illinois that day — left two dead, 22 injured and 34 homes destroyed. The cost of reconstruction...

Mobile park owner selling to keep residents safe

By Alissa Jacob | April 16, 2014

Frank Santoro has agreed to sell his Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park to DeKalb County for $1.47 million.The DeKalb County Board had implemented a plan to relocate the residents of Evergreen Village Mobile Home Park, 955 E. State St., due to flooding...

Former county chief civil assistant faces scrutiny

By Erin Kolb | October 17, 2012

Editor's Note: Farrell, despite repeated attempts, could not be reached for comment. The Northern Star will continue to try to reach him. Allegations have surfaced regarding the Friday resignation of John Farrell, former DeKalb County chief civil assistant....