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DeKalb County for Warren announces first canvass at kick-off event

By Daniel Doren | August 30, 2019

DeKalb County for Warren, a local grassroots organization in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, had its kick-off event 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway. Those in attendance were provided with information about...

David Jacobson:116 votes (100 percent)

Turnout down in elections

By Andre Phillips and Satta Kendor | April 9, 2015

About 1,241 votes were cast Tuesday in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, a 60 vote decline from the last odd-numbered ward election in 2011.One alderman is elected from each of the seven wards in the city and serves a four-year term. The odd-numbered...

DeKalb election winners want change: Jacobson

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2015

First ward Alderman David Jacobson, who garnered 116 votes as he ran unopposed in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, said those who won the elections are looking to change things.“I think there’s a whole lot the city needs to look at ... I think...

Election results: Jacobson, Marquardt, Noreiko, O’Leary take alderman spots

By Northern Star staff | April 7, 2015

Michael Marquardt and Kate Noreiko will join the City Council as the 3rd and 5th ward aldermen, respectively.Marquardt won the 3rd ward with 237 votes to candidate Steve Kapitan's 228 votes.Noreiko with 247 votes defeated Michael Haji-Sheikh with 220...

2015 3rd ward alderman candidate: Steve Kapitan

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Volunteer for more than 30 years, League of Women Voters member, DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment member and DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice founder Q: What do you think is the most pressing...

2015 Aldermen Elections: Candidates Night

By Jackie Nevarez | March 19, 2015

The League of Women Voters of DeKalb County will hold a Candidates’ Night 6:30 p.m. today in the second floor of the DeKalb Municipal Building, 200 S. Fourth St.Candidates in contested races, including the 3rd, 5th and 7th wards, will answer questions...

Referendum may change role of DeKalb City Clerk

By Joe Palmer | April 25, 2012

The role of DeKalb City Clerk might change, based on the outcome of a referendum to be held in November. The position is an elected official, but the referendum will decide if the position will change to be appointed by the city manager, according to...

Diane Wright accepts city clerk position

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | March 4, 2012

After working in the city clerk’s office for six years, Diane Wright accepted an appointment as the new DeKalb City Clerk. Prior to working in DeKalb, Wright lived in Landcaster, Ca. and worked in the city government there for 15 years. “When my husband...

Kapitan resigns as DeKalb City Clerk

By Linze Griebenow and Ryan Felgenhauer | February 7, 2012

City Manager Mark Biernacki addressed rumors surrounding the resignation of City Clerk Steve Kapitan at a press conference Tuesday. "We hope to put an end to speculation and rumors that are going around," Biernacki said. "The resignation of Mr. Kapitan...

Kapitan resigns from City Clerk position

By Chelsey Boutan | February 6, 2012

City Clerk Steve Kapitan resigned from his position, DeKalb Mayor Kris Povlsen stated in a press release Monday.Povlsen said Kapitan gave no other explanation for resigning on Thursday other than "personal reasons.""He just said he had personal reasons...

Jen Knobloch | Northern Star College Square residents were given
eviction notices last week so the building could be renovated.

College Square Apartments to evict tenants complex is renovated

By Dave Gong | November 8, 2011

College Square Apartments, 808 Ridge Drive, 832 Ridge Drive and 835 Edgebrook Drive, will be converted to student-only housing, said new owner Michael Gatto. Gatto said his company, Granite DeKalb LLC, purchased the property out of bankruptcy and is pursuing...

Whose lawn will be a yard above the rest?

By Junae Bennett | April 25, 2011

DeKALB | DeKalb’s Community Enhancement Committee will select the best yards in the city during the summer months. The third annual Yards of Distinction program recognizes the best yards for residences and businesses throughout the city during June...