Posts tagged "Northern Illinois University"

Rent a dorm room at NIU or buy a home in Sycamore?

It’s not a choice that many parents consider, but when you look at the cost of student housing at Northern Illinois University (NIU), you have to wonder why they don’t set their son or daughter up as a landlord in a single-family home in nearby Sycamore. A recent Tribune article on New Hall, the first... Read more »

Turning back time in historic Sycamore

Turning back time in historic Sycamore
Chicago’s far-flung suburbs are engaged in an open brawl to attract new residents to fill their new subdivisions. Some of those suburbs have advantages that others can’t duplicate. In the case of DeKalb County’s Sycamore those advantages include a distinct sense of place imparted by its extensive and well-maintained historic district. The district includes over... Read more »