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Finance director to develop department

By Keisha Howerth | July 20, 2014

As the finance director, Haley’s tasks will include monitoring the city’s cash flow by overseeing purchasing, accounts payable and receivable, water billing and tax collection, as well as preparing the city’s budget and audit.Haley graduated from...

Alumna to be new Finance Director

By Northern Star Staff | July 13, 2014

NIU alumna Cathy Haley has been selected as DeKalb’s Finance Director, effective August 4.Haley serves as the Finance Director for Carpentersville, where she has automated procedures and updated financial policies, according to a DeKalb press release.Besides...

Assistant city manager Rudy Espiritu talked to the City Enhancement Commission Tuesday about designs and ideas for how its proposed DeKalb signs will be created and what they will include.

Commission’s signs would welcome people to DeKalb

By Alissa Jacob | February 19, 2014

The Citizens Community Enhancement Commission hopes to obtain $25,000 from the city of DeKalb or other resources, such as business sponsors, to build more signs in the city.The commission discussed its plan to create signs at each entrance of the city...

New city manager looks to serve DeKalb community

By Keisha Howerth | December 8, 2013

Incoming city manager Anne Marie Gaura is looking forward to applying what she’s learned from past experiences to her new role in DeKalb.Gaura is currently the interim director of engineering and public works for Schaumburg, and was announced as the...

City manager named: Schaumburg’s Anne Marie Gaura

By Jessi Haish | December 4, 2013

Anne Marie Gaura has been selected as DeKalb’s incoming city manager.Gaura serves as the interim director of engineering and public works for the village of Schaumburg, according to a news release from the city.Gaura will start Jan. 21, replacing interim...

DeKalb nears end of city manager search

By Rachel Scaman | October 31, 2013

City Council will appoint a new city manager on Nov. 12 at the City Council meeting.The candidates for the position, named Wednesday, are Rodolfo D. Espiritu, Roger W. Fraser, Anne Marie Gaura, Raymond B. Keller and Susan K. McLaughlin. Former city manager...

Most city workings unfazed by shutdown

By Lark Lewis | October 6, 2013

The government shutdown isn’t trickling down to most operations in DeKalb.After the government shutdown on Sept. 30, federal departments stopped receiving funds from the government and federal workers temporarily stopped receiving pay. Many of the area’s...

City’s search for manager continues

By Ryan Chodora | October 1, 2013

Voorhees Associates, LLC is well into its search timeline to find DeKalb’s new city manager. Candidate reviews and interviews will be held throughout October into early November.It’s been more than four months since Mark Biernacki, DeKalb’s former...

City pushes in hotel inspections

By Jessi Haish | September 24, 2013

Hotel owners and managers should expect to hear from the city as early as this week.At Monday’s City Council meeting, the council approved an ordinance amending the code for hotel and motel inspections and licensing. The ordinance program is for inspection...

Shops see less business with summer

Shops see less business with summer

By Erin Kolb | July 9, 2013

From comic book stores to bars, local businesses find themselves seeing change over the summer as a result of students going home during the school break.One change noticed by Cora Vasseur, co-owner of Babs & Coco’s Tea Emporium, 818 W. Lincoln...

At City Council, money talks

At City Council, money talks

By Ali Combs | June 25, 2013

What started as a blanket vote for more than a dozen resolutions for the city’s budget turned into a two-hour discussion about salary raises, pension funds and DeKalb’s financial future at Monday’s City Council meeting. Twenty resolutions were set...

Rudy Espiritu, DeKalb Assistant City Manager, explains the duties of his position, the services his department provides, and the basics of DeKalbs city budget to mayoral candidates at the DeKalb City Council special meeting on Monday night.

City manager position sees personnel change

By Erin Kolb | June 19, 2013

Assistant city manager Rudy Espiritu is temporarily filling the position of city manager and hopes to be a candidate for the full-time city manager position following Mark Biernacki’s Friday retirement. Mayor John Rey said he and Finucane will work...