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Letter to the Editor: Star should focus on student issues

By Stephen Reid | January 21, 2016

Looking at the Star’s home page this morning one would think that the only news worth covering in DeKalb is of home invasions, shootings and NIU football. Has the Star become the Chicago Tribune? Why isn’t the Star covering the most important issues...

Letter to the Editor: Northern Star should focus on serious issues

By Stephen Reid | September 2, 2015

Why doesn’t the Northern Star of 2015 have more articles dealing with the major issues of today?There is little or no mention of student debt, the outsourcing of American jobs, Wall Street corruption, climate change, the U.S. prison mass incarceration,...

Elections 2014: Candidate Profiles

By Jon Lindley | October 26, 2014

Candidate for County Board District 5

Name: Stephen Reid

Age: 64

College: NIU

Hometown: Oak Lawn, but moved to DeKalb when he was 17

Goals for Position: He wants to educate the public about the government, state and federal level, inform residents of DeKalb’s wellbeing and show and tell people where their government is lacking. Also, Reid wants schools to do a better job at teaching students about information that will help them later in their lives.

Why Reid is running for this position: He was on the County Board for four years and wants to give back to DeKalb since it has been his home since 1967.

Experience: Reid was a fireman and a paramedic for 30 years and also ran an antique business for 30 years.

Why should people vote for him?:He said he is doing his part for the community and cares about the real issues the community is facing. He said he wants to educate the people on who people should vote for in higher-up positions in government to see the changes the people want.

Bridge repair to benefit Soybean Association

By Alissa Jacob | April 30, 2014

The Illinois Soybean Association and DeKalb County Board members said they are relieved Illinois made an agreement with DeKalb County to fix a local bridge.The bridge is over the south branch of the Kishwaukee River, crossing Keslinger Road in Afton Township....

DeKalb website design wins Sunshine Award

DeKalb website design wins Sunshine Award

By Alissa Jacob | April 7, 2014

The DeKalb County government has been awarded the Sunshine Award from the Illinois Policy Institute.Stephen Reid, DeKalb County Board member, said the award is given for DeKalb’s “transparancy, openness and governemnt.”Websites received the award...

Letter to the Editor: Neighborhood is not a garbage can

By Stephen Reid | March 31, 2014

It is very sad the residents of Greek Row allow a vast amount of litter to occupy their front yards, the parkways and their streets.One would think they would take pride in their residence and in their town. It is hard to understand why they would step...

NIU more politically active than ever

By Taurean Small | November 7, 2012

While nationally enthusiasm for this year’s presidential election might have simmered down from 2008, the amount of involvement students at NIU took in politics this time around was inspiring. During the final weeks of national campaigning, there were...

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 5

Election Profile: DeKalb County Board District 5

By Brooke Shinberg | October 21, 2012

Correction: In an election profile in Monday’s issue of the Northern Star, Stephen Reid was incorrectly listed as affiliated with the Republican party. Mr. Reid is registered as a Democratic candidate for DeKalb County Board District 5. Mr. Reid is...

Congressman Randy Hultgren needs to answer some tougher questions

Congressman Randy Hultgren needs to answer some tougher questions

By Letter writer | February 22, 2011

I am disappointed with the recent Northern Star "fluff" interview with our new Republican Congressman Randy Hultgren. This is a fellow who wishes to abolish the U.S. Department of Education and cut the EPA, opposes regulation of the big banks, voted against...