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At the Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, pre-city council meeting press conference, Rudy Espiritu announced that the Target Corporation's property tax abatement will be rescinded due to the company not maintaining 500 jobs at its Park 88 logistics facility.

No public to hear

To make sense of this DeKalb County Online exclusive Video Report you must turn the volume all the way up. More information on the DeKalb County Government FY2010 Budget: Narrative (staff) for budget Budget Workbook Five Year Capital Plan
John Bambenek is a political reformer and resident of Champaign, Illinois. He is the co-founder of the Illinois Citizens Coalition and one of the chief proponents of the Constitutional Convention vote that took place in 2008. He is the principal author of the Bambenek Put-Back Amendment and author of...

What recession?

There is a public hearing on the County FY2010 budget Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 7pm. It will be held in the East Conference Room of the Administration Building located at 110 E. Sycamore St. in Sycamore The County's fiscal year runs from Jan. 1, 2010, through Dec. 31, 2010. In...

Halloween In Style

OK so its a Pagan holiday. So? It's still fun. Downtown DeKalb rocks on Halloween. Sue Johnson and the "gang" at American Title held a ghoulishly great party on the 2nd floor banquet room at O'Leary's. The Chamber held a similar event at Tapalalunas. The House Cafe rocked with a...
In searching for the right adjectives to describe last night's city council meeting I found this note on thesaurus.com: ingenuous means 'naïve, easily deceived, unsuspecting; foolish' - and disingenuous means 'calculating, deceptive' I've been scratching my head ever since. Which is it? Is the DeKalb city council so naive, easily deceived...
Wednesday morning's Rise and Revitalize, Re/New DeKalb meeting was held in the DeKalb City Council chambers. An anticipated large turnout of downtown business owners came to fruition due to the topic of upcoming construction on both Lincoln Hwy and Locust Streets. The timing of the projects was the main topic...
DATE: October 20, 2009 FROM: Mark Biernacki, City Manager PHONE: (office) 815-748-2090 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE City of DeKalb to Consider Limiting Aldermen’s Ability to Work on City Projects At its October 26, 2009 Committee of the Whole meeting, the City Council will discuss possible changes to its policies and procedures as they relate to...
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This is Mac McIntyre, lone blogger, offering my occasional idiosyncratic point of view. I watched last night's DeKalb city council meeting on cable channel 14 from the comfort of my recliner. Ain't technological advances great? Speaking of technological advances and lone bloggers with an occasional idiosyncratic point of view, Mark...

Does TIF make whole?

DeKalb's TIF program and its impact on District 428 schools was the topic of a meeting held at City Hall on October 5, 2009. The meeting was arranged through correspondence between DeKalb city manager, Mark Biernacki, and City Barbs editor, Lynn Fazekas. Participants in the meeting including Biernacki and...