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  • Genoa pushing for Amtrak project change

    GENOA – Genoa Mayor Mark Vicary hopes persistence will convince state leaders to change plans for an Amtrak passenger rail service so a stop is built ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:15 am
  • Property tax deferral applications available

    SYCAMORE – The Tax Deferral Program for senior citizens seeking property tax relief has started its application period, DeKalb County officials announ ...
    Jan. 30, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Kishwaukee College faculty, administrators approve contract

    MALTA – Kishwaukee College Board of Trustees approved a three-year collective bargaining agreement with the faculty union Wednesday that included high ...
    Jan. 29, 2015 - 12:29 am
  • DeKalb building inspection plan delayed

    DeKALB – A months-long discussion about inspecting commercial and industrial buildings will last until at least the end of February.
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:40 pm
  • DeKalb County Board plan to form Jail Solutions Committee

    SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Board members plan to form a Jail Solutions Committee aimed at finding fixes for overcrowding at the DeKalb County jail by th ...
    Jan. 25, 2015 - 11:40 pm
  • Marcia Sweigert appointed interim DeKalb city clerk; City Council to vote Monday

    DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will vote Monday on Mayor John Rey’s appointment of Marcia Sweigert as the interim city clerk.
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 10:51 pm
  • NIU plans town-hall meetings

    DeKALB – In an effort to educate students, staff and faculty about some of Northern Illinois University’s key issues, NIU President Doug Baker and Exe ...
    Jan. 23, 2015 - 8:39 pm
  • Future holds more deficits for D-428

    DeKALB – DeKalb District 428 school board members had a handful of questions for the financial consultant who showed them what the next five years wil ...
    Jan. 22, 2015 - 12:16 am
  • Hinckley seeks village sales tax for infrastructure

    HINCKLEY – Looking for ways to generate revenue, Hinckley Village Board members will ask voters to approve a 1 percent village sales tax to pay for ci ...
    Jan. 20, 2015 - 12:06 am
  • Vacant County Board seat receives nominee

    SYCAMORE – Chris Porterfield, D-Sycamore, was appointed to fill a vacant DeKalb County Board seat at Wednesday’s executive board meeting – and nobody ...
    Jan. 15, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • New finance VP Alan Phillips to manage NIU's $400M budget

    DeKALB – Alan Phillips is poised to take over as Northern Illinois University’s vice president of administration and finance at a time when enrollment ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:27 pm
  • DeKalb tobacco sales rule already has exception

    DeKALB – Jennifer Lake and Ammar Mahmood have been trying since October to open a hookah lounge in DeKalb, but they’ve run into challenges because the ...
    Jan. 14, 2015 - 11:14 pm
  • DeKalb considering tax deal to lure Internet sales firm

    DeKALB – City leaders are trying to lure Internet retailers with an 85 percent sales-tax rebate.The ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:45 pm
  • Kishwaukee College teachers reject latest offer

    The Kishwaukee College Education Association during a membership meeting Tuesday rejected the latest counter-proposal from the college, union official ...
    Jan. 13, 2015 - 10:35 pm
  • Government meetings

    Send a schedule of meetings to be included in this weekly column to, with “Government Meetings” in the subject line, or send ...
    Jan. 12, 2015 - 6:00 pm
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