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City attributes changes in retail to growing economy

By Erin Kolb | March 31, 2013

Recent retail changes speak to the quality of the city’s economy, said city manager Mark Biernacki. “From a retail perspective, we’ve had various closings but also a variety of openings,” Biernacki said. “I wouldn’t call the economy healthy,...

Facebook is starting to get really, really creepy

By Jessica Jenks | November 28, 2010

If an alien landed on Earth and said, "Take me to your leader," who would you take it to? Maybe President Barack Obama? Would there be some sort of United Nations conference, or maybe the alien would create a Facebook page and contact Mark Zuckerberg?...

Do it yourself Halloween costumes

By Allyson Martin | October 28, 2010

DeKALB | The month of October has students wondering what they want to be for Halloween and considering making their own costumes. Students may shy away from taking on this task, thinking that they do not have the skills or the equipment. However, there...