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Fisk hotel could lose $2.5M in TIF funds; developer threatens lawsuit against DeKalb city manager

DeKALB – Developers looking to rehab the old St. Mary’s Hospital at 145 Fisk Ave. and turn it into a boutique hotel could lose their $2.5 million tax increment financing incentive on City Manager Bill Nicklas’ recommendation.

Arrested workers ‘collateral damage,’ group says

DeKALB – A DeKalb-based immigrant advocacy group issued a statement Thursday condemning both the arrest of undocumented workers and local law enforcement’s involvement in a June raid that led to the recent federal indictment against the owner of Alfredo’s Iron Works, calling that raid an example of “an erosion of trust.”


City Council to decide on legal services contract

DeKALB – City Manager Bill Nicklas is recommending that the City Council approve contracting with a Chicago-based firm for less money than the city’s soon-to-expire contract with Frieders Law LLC.

NIU football o-coordinator Eidsness on new job: Like water out of fire hydrant

DeKALB – Who can make a play?

Barry Schrader: Richard Powers makes DeKalb proud

DeKalb’s Richard Powers has just received the rare recognition for a novelist – the Pulitzer Prize for the best fiction novel of the year.

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