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Over the past few years when problems arise with City of DeKalb or Northern Illinois University staff, it seems the best way to resolve these issues is to offer them money and make them and the problem go away. Perhaps we shouldn't be too surprised now, as it has...
Dear DeKalb City Council, After sitting in the audience and watching the October 16 COW meeting on the budget and discussion on Q31, I felt compelled to do a little research and blow the dust off my filing cabinet filled with documents and video (over 200 hours) from the last...
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For the sake of good, sustainable planning and citizen protection, please consider one more plea. Following is my understanding of an issue involving recent development: 1. The City feels that a long term stay hotel is needed in DeKalb because of potential revenues. 2. A location is in the Knolls subdivision, close...
Northern Rehab Physical Therapy Specialists, DeKalb, IL  60115 Contact: Ken Olson (815) 756-8524, kolsonpt@northernrehabpt.com Date: September 25, 2018 Letter to the Editor - For Immediate Release Thank You for a Successful Taste of DeKalb Rotary Event! The Taste of DeKalb hosted by the Kishwaukee Sunrise Rotary Club recently held on September 23 was a great success!...
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To the DeKalb Community, As we all go about our daily routines, no doubt we, and in some way, we touch upon the variety of questions and concerns we have about our world, our country, our local community. Often, though we shake our heads in disbelief at what is happening,...
I was asked to write about the recent appointment of Bob Pritchard to the NIU Board of Trustees. After some reflection, I have decided that what is needed is to put his appointment in perspective. Bob is at heart an amicable person and has spent a boatload of years...
The race for Illinois State Representative for the 70th District will consist only of the two candidates from the major parties – Democrat Paul Stoddard (me) and Republican Jeff Keicher.  A potential third candidate, Libertarian John Mathey, fell short of the required number of signatures.  John collected more than...
James Mason responding to Irene Rubin: *As received on DeKalb County Online Facebook @Messager. Irene Rubin wrote on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, Eliminating Students Who Don’t Live Here Will Cost District. Irene, we aren’t talking so much about out of district students as much as we are about students that are here...
To the Editor: I, Jim Mason of Mason Properties, am publicly announcing that I am volunteering my services as city manager for at least a year to the city of DeKalb. Expenses incurred will be worked out with the city of DeKalb. I am asking that people from the community please...
To my fellow citizens of Illinois 16th congressional district: We have a choice to make in the March primary. We can vote for the same person who is in there now or we can vote for a change.  I'm voting for a change.  Adam Kinzinger is not representing conservatives.  We...
Dear Editor, I offer a brief description of Tax Increment Finance (TIF) and the Enterprise Zone and some differences: 1. TIF is a State program that uses your property taxes, called Equal Assessed Value (EAV). Take the amount of property taxes paid today as the starting point, and as property values...
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DeKalb Public Library Board of Trustees, In 2015, when the State was not able to turn over the promised money for the Library expansion, money had to be borrowed from the City. The Trustees did the right thing in coming to seek help from the City since delays with the construction would...