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Candidate profile: Illinois State Representative, District 70

Candidate profile: Illinois State Representative, District 70

Northern Star Staff

October 20, 2020

The following is the response to a Northern Star questionnaire sent to all local candidates for the 2020 election. Answers have been lightly edited for clarity and consistency. Name:  Jeff Keicher  Occupation:  Insurance Agent  Education:  NIU Class of 1996 Political Science  ...

Masks not required to vote on campus despite university requirement

Masks not required to vote on campus despite university requirement

Kierra Frazier, News Editor

October 19, 2020

DeKALB – Despite the campus-wide face mask requirement, those who choose to cast a ballot at the Holmes Student Center for early voting aren’t required to wear a face mask. The Illinois Department of Public Health announced in August that election authorities are prohibited from preventing a noncompl...

Today is the last day to complete the 2020 Census

Today is the last day to fill out the Census

Kierra Frazier, News Editor

October 15, 2020

DeKALB — Thursday is the last day to fill out the census. Residents can respond by mail, phone or online at 2020census.gov. Despite efforts to extend the deadline to the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court reversed a lower court’s order Tuesday.  Sherrie Taylor, senior research specialist for the Center for Gover...

‘Why Vote?’ virtual event addresses student questions on politics

‘Why Vote?’ virtual event addresses student questions on politics

Greg Gancarz, Reporter

October 14, 2020

DeKALB — The Center for Black Studies hosted the “Why Vote?” virtual lecture event at 7 p.m. Tuesday. The event allowed participants to field questions to political science professors about the voting process and politics. The event lasted until 9:00 p.m. About 30 participants, including th...

Election: How to vote in DeKalb

A Huskies Vote sign stands in the Holmes Student Center.

Kierra Frazier, Senior Reporter

September 29, 2020

DeKALB — With less than 40 days left until Election Day and early voting underway, Laura Vazquez, undergraduate program director in the Department of Communications, is urging students to make a plan when it comes to voting this year.  “I want students to remember, they have to plan how they're go...