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9 more students test positive for COVID-19, 8 students recover

A free drive-through COVID-19 testing site will be available to students, NIU employees and DeKalb residents.
December 1, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Tuesday that nine additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and eight students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As...

Where to get a free COVID-19 test in northern Illinois

Free COVID-19 testing will be temporarily offered at Dekalb High School. Testing will be offered from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 
December 1, 2020

DeKALB – The Illinois Department of Public Health is offering free COVID-19 testing at mobile sites throughout northern Illinois. Testing is available for all regardless of symptoms and immigration...

DeKalb City Hall closes to the public

DeKalb City Hall, 164 E. Lincoln Highway, in the distance on April 1.
November 30, 2020

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Hall building, 164 E. Lincoln Highway, will be closed starting Monday until further notice to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, according to a Monday news release. DeKalb...

12 more students, 4 employees test positive for COVID-19

A disposable face mask lays in the grass along Blackhawn Road in DeKalb on Monday, June 8th.
November 30, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Monday that 12 additional students and four employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and 13 students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of...

NIU braces for possible $37.7 million deficit for FY21

Revenues and expenses for the FY20 and projected FY21 budgets are highlighted above.
November 30, 2020

DeKALB – NIU’s budgetary spending is limited in terms of its flexibility as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put financial strains on the university, Chief Financial Officer Sarah Chinniah said.  After...

Weekly events: Week of Nov. 30

Weekly events: Week of Nov. 30
November 29, 2020

Monday Coping Through COVID-19: How to be Financially Prepared Webinar: Student wellness is hosting a self-care webinar series, called Coping Through COVID-19, every Monday at 4 pm. Contact Sarah...

County cases rise to 4,848

DeKalb County Health Department employee walks to her car with a mask on.
November 28, 2020

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 4,848. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 815 are younger than...

NIU uses excess federal funding for COVID-19 expenses

NIU sign on Oct. 13.
November 27, 2020

DeKALB – Half of the federal funding NIU received through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stimulus $7.4 million, went to COVID-related expenses incurred by NIU, according to the CARES Act 30-day...

DeKalb motel to be torn down following 6-year vacancy

Travel Inn, 1116 W. Lincoln Highway on Nov. 24.
November 27, 2020

DeKALB – The Travel Inn at 1116 W. Lincoln Highway is planned for demolition by the property’s owner, according to city records. The initial application for demolition was filed in August, Harper...

SGA to create an internal code of conduct for elected officials

SGA Senate The Student Government Association Senate unanimously approved its first senator for the semester at Sunday’s meeting.
November 26, 2020

DeKALB – The Student Government Association is creating an internal code of conduct for their elected officials, following the concerns of students over recent SGA employee behavior, according to a Nov....

4 more students, 3 employees test positive for COVID-19

9 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 2 students recover
November 25, 2020

DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that four additional students and three employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and three students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard....

‘Building new beginnings’: Demolition starts on Safe Passage’s new home

Former DeKalb clinic at 217 Franklin St. being demolished Nov. 24.
November 25, 2020

DeKALB –  Domestic violence agency Safe Passage is getting a new home after a former DeKalb clinic began the demolition process Monday.  Safe Passage purchased the property at 217 Franklin St. with...

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