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City council accepting proposals for land near Greek Row

By Colin Kempsell | January 23, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council is accepting proposals for the purchase of vacant land in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood, adjacent to NIU’s Greek Row. The plot of land on the corner of Hillcrest Drive and Blackhawk Road has been the subject...

NIUs Hoffman Estates campus opened in 1992 and was the first regional education center to open in the village.

Board of Trustees addresses pending sale of Hoffman Estates campus

By Abigail Lamoreaux and Madelaine Vikse | August 18, 2022

In a special meeting called on Thursday, the NIU Board of Trustees confirmed that the Hoffman Estates campus, 5555 Trillium Blvd, has a potential buyer and that the university should close on the sale quickly. On March 18, 2021, the Board had determined...

Negative interest rates turn saving, borrowing upside down

By DAVID McHUGH and CHRISTOPHER RUGABER | February 14, 2020

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Imagine a mortgage that pays you the interest, not the other way around. Or a savings account where it's the bank, not the saver, who collects interest.Welcome to the upside-down world of ultra-low and negative interest rates...

Asian markets tumble as fears over virus outbreak spread

By ELAINE KURTENBACH | January 29, 2020

Shares tumbled in Asia on Thursday as concern over the impact of the virus outbreak in China deepened.Taiwan's benchmark dived 5.3% as its market reopened after the Lunar New Year. Japan's Nikkei 225 index sank 1.9% to 22,935.20, while Hong Kong's Hang...

A boarded-up window stands at 808 Ridge Drive apartments in 2019.

City of DeKalb acts on tenant association concerns

By Kierra Frazier | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — A proclamation was put in place during Monday night’s City Council meeting where current and former tenants of Hunter Properties spoke about property issues they experienced while leasing with the company.{{tncms-inline alignment="right"...

Road maintenance tax presents an effective use of city savings

Road maintenance tax presents an effective use of city savings

By Lucas Skye | July 23, 2018

DeKalb is giving their residents more bang for their buck regarding their garbage fees and road repairs.DeKalb City Council recently decided to switch waste management services from Waste Management Inc. to the more affordable Lakeshore Recycling System.This...