5:35 am
Mon April 9, 2012

DeKalb, NIU May Partner on Housing Stats

The city of DeKalb is putting together plans with NIU officials to gather housing data for the community.  The research project would include information on factors such as foreclosures, vacancy rates, and code compliance.  Bill Nicklas is NIU’s associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability.  He says the university is always concerned about the safety and quality of housing in DeKalb.

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2:34 am
Wed February 8, 2012

DeKalb City Clerk resignation rooted in Open Meetings Act

Former DeKalb City Clerk Steve Kapitan


DeKalb officials are trying to put a stop to speculation about why City Clerk Steve Kapitan resigned last Friday. The city manager and city attorney announced Tuesday that Kapitan voluntarily resigned from his elected post because he wasn’t able to keep up with duties related to the Open Meetings Act.

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1:22 pm
Tue February 7, 2012

DeKalb's police chief heads west

DeKalb police chief Bill Feithen talks about the shooting death of a Northern Illinois University student at a city hall news conference in November 2011.
Susan Stephens WNIJ


DeKalb's police chief is stepping down to take another job. Bill Feithen will be the next police chief in Monmouth, Illinois: that's about 40 miles south of the Quad Cities.

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Horse slaughter
3:27 am
Thu December 1, 2011

A step toward resuming horse slaughter in the U.S.

Horses could once again be slaughtered for meat in the U-S. Congress has lifted a five-year-old ban on funding horse meat inspections.

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