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Bus services expect 2018 fee and route updates

By Jessie Kern | July 30, 2018

DEKALB - Bus route changes and lower fare rates are being considered in DeKalb.The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transport Study [DSATS], Voluntary Action Center [VAC], DeKalb transportation staff, NIU staff and Transdev staff have been working towards altering...

City, county to apply for $3.5M for transit facility

City, county to apply for $3.5M for transit facility

By Kristin Maglabe | April 30, 2015

The city and county of DeKalb are requesting more than $3.5 million in grants from the Illinois Department of Transportation for a new public transit facility due to growth in ridership and vehicles.DeKalb County’s Voluntary Action Center, an organization...

DeKalb to request $3 million in grants for new public transit facility

By Northern Star staff | April 28, 2015

The city and county of DeKalb will ask the Illinois Department of Transportation for monetary assistance to build a new public transit facility.City Council voted to submit an application requesting $3 million from the Illinois Department of Transportation...

Community center holds open house to feature new programs

By Brennan Schneider | October 20, 2014

Renovations and expansions to the DeKalb Community Center, 330 Grove St., were shown off at a Monday open house.The open house was hosted by Family Service Agency’s Senior Services and the Voluntary Action Center, non-profit agencies that are expanding...

Volunteer center to offer dinner

By Northern Star Staff | February 4, 2014

The Voluntary Action Center’s community dinner will be from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today in the VAC Dining Room in the DeKalb Community Center.The VAC Dining room, 330 Grove St., serves these dinners every first, third and fifth Wednesday of the month. The...

Residents of all ages welcome at VAC community dinners

By Ian Gough | April 15, 2012

DeKalb’s Voluntary Action Center (VAC) may be known for assisting senior citizens in the community, but anyone can attend their nutritious, free community dinners. Program Director Nancy Hicks said the program is beneficial to DeKalb area residents...

Local group aims to fight starvation

By Chelsey Boutan | October 17, 2011

Outreach and Engagement Associate Andrew Pemberton's parents taught him the importance of helping people in the community. Today, that sense of volunteerism hasn't left. Pemberton helped organize NIU's Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge...

Affordable TransVAC bus service offers 50 cent rides, brings students to Sycamore

By Shelby Devitt | September 5, 2011

Students complaining there is nothing to do in DeKalb, rejoice! There is another option: Sycamore. And if you don't have a ride, there's a solution for that as well. TransVAC, a transportation service of the Voluntary Action Center, offers an affordable...

Voluntary Action Center celebrates Mother’s Day with Meal for Moms

By Meaghan Harms | April 19, 2011

The Voluntary Action Center (VAC) is hosting its fourth annual Meals for Moms event to highlight Mother's Day as well as their Meals on Wheels program. The Meals for Moms event will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on May 2 at the Regale Center,...

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