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County health department reports 76 complaints on 37 bars and restaurants

DeKalb County Health Department employee walks to her car with a mask on.

Kierra Frazier, News Editor

October 20, 2020

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department has received 76 complaints on 37 bars and restaurants since Oct. 3 when resurgence mitigations took effect, according to a Thursday news release from the DeKalb County Health Department.  When a complaint is received, a five-step enforcement procedure is init...

2 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 2 students recover

A COVID-19 awareness sign Sept. 2, posted in view of Huskie Stadium in DeKalb.

Northern Star Staff

October 20, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that two additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and two students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Tuesday, 31 students and four employees are currently COVID-19 positive. The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 339 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 304 have recovered. As of  Tuesda...

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  ...

Students voice concerns about SGA vice president

SGA Senate The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved its first senator for the semester at Sunday’s meeting.

Kierra Frazier, News Editor

October 19, 2020

DeKALB — Around 80 students attended the Student Government Association Senate meeting Sunday to express their concerns about SGA Vice President Kyle Jacobson’s responsibility to represent the entire student body.  At the meeting, students and Senators questioned Jacobson’s support for the Bl...

10 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 2 students recover

10 students test positive for COVID-19, 2 students recover

Northern Star Staff

October 19, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that 10 additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and two students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, 31 students and three employees are currently COVID-19 positive. The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 336 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 302 have recovered. As of  Monday...

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...

Weekly events: Week of Oct. 19

Weekly events: Week of Oct. 19

Northern Star Staff

October 18, 2020

Monday: Early voting for the General Election: Early voting for the 2020 General Election begins in the Holmes Student Center in the Gallery Lounge. Those registered to vote in DeKalb County can cast their ballot.  Coping Through COVID-19: Connecting with Others Webinar: Counseling and Consultat...

County COVID-19 cases rise to 2,070

DeKalb County Health Department employee walks to her car with a mask on.

Northern Star Staff

October 17, 2020

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 2,070. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 346 are younger than 19, 604 are in their 20s, 280 are in their 30s, 284 are in their 40s, 230 are in their 50s, 136 ar...

2 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 1 student recovers

2 additional students test positive for COVID-19 and one student recovers.

Northern Star Staff

October 16, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday that two additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and one student has recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 23 students and three employees are currently COVID-19 positive. The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 325 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 299 have recovered. As of  Friday...

One additional student tests positive for COVID-19

An abandoned face mask lays in a pile of leaves outside NIU's Founder's Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 12th.

Northern Star Staff

October 15, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Thursday that one additional student and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and no students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 22 students and three employees are currently COVID-19 positive. The dashboard’s cumulative testing statistics show a total of 323 Huskies that have tested positive for COVID-19, and 298 have recovered. As of  Thur...

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...