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2 students, no employees test positive for COVID-19

All students, employees required to wear face masks while indoors on campus

Northern Star Staff July 28, 2021

DeKALB – All NIU students, employees and guests, regardless of vaccination status, are now required to wear masks while indoors on campus, according to a July 28 email sent to students. The change comes as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...

DeKalb City Council approves zoning amendments for 'Project Barb'

DeKalb City Council approves zoning amendments for ‘Project Barb’

Kierra Frazier, Managing Editor July 28, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council approved zoning amendments on Monday to accommodate an unknown warehouse and distribution company called “Project Barb.” The ordinance passed unanimously to approve the zoning amendments to provide for the annexation...

Wasowicz to prioritize collaboration as Board of Trustees chairperson

Wasowicz to prioritize collaboration as Board of Trustees chairperson

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter July 27, 2021

DeKALB – As newly elected Board of Trustees Chairperson, Eric Wasowicz hopes to keep steering NIU in the right direction by having a strong management team, making sure all board members work together and continuing weekly meetings with NIU President...

One additional student tests positive for COVID-19, ten students recover

NIU reports 2 additional COVID-19 cases

Northern Star Staff July 26, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday two additional COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, three Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive and 15 have recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

NIU will require COVID-19 vaccines for on-campus students.

DeKalb County reports 42.9% residents are vaccinated

Northern Star Staff July 24, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,479 and 44,766 county residents are fully vaccinated. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,898 are younger...

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

NIU reports 9 additional COVID-19 cases

Northern Star Staff July 19, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday nine additional COVID-19 cases, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, nine Huskies are currently COVID-19 positive and seven have recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

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

DeKalb County reports 42.6% residents are vaccinated

Northern Star Staff July 17, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,429 and 44,345 county residents are fully vaccinated. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,888 are younger...

First Ward Alderperson Carolyn Morris reads a letter out loud during DeKalb's City Council meeting on Monday, July 13th.

Juneteenth becomes paid holiday for DeKalb city workers

Kierra Frazier, Managing Editor July 14, 2021

DeKALB – City workers will get another paid holiday starting next year after the DeKalb City Council approved to recognize Juneteenth as an official paid employee holiday.  The ordinance passed 5-1, with Fourth Ward Alderperson Greg Perkins voting...

4 additional students test positive for COVID-19 and 27 recover.

NIU reports 1 additional COVID-19 case

Northern Star Staff July 12, 2021

DeKALB – NIU announced Monday one additional COVID-19 case, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Monday, one Huskie are currently COVID-19 positive and six have recovered. Employees who aren't vaccinated and work on campus in Housing...

A doctor holds a vaccine vial in their gloved hand.

DeKalb County reports 42.1% residents are vaccinated

Northern Star Staff July 10, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,416 and 43,864 county residents are fully vaccinated. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,886 are younger...

Student organizations wait at tables to get students involved with them at NIU's involvement fair in August 2020.

NIU students, faculty react to COVID-19 vaccine requirement

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter July 9, 2021

DeKALB – NIU students and faculty have mixed feelings about the university requiring the COVID-19 vaccine for students in the fall, along with what the requirement means going forward to return to an in-person academic year.  NIU announced June...

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on infrastructure spending at McHenry County College, Wednesday.

Biden speaks on American Rescue Plan in Illinois

Kierra Frazier, Managing Editor July 7, 2021

DeKALB – President Joe Biden made his first trip to Illinois as president on Wednesday to promote his "Build Back Better" agenda that focuses on child care and education.  Biden stopped at McHenry County College in Crystal Lake, which has workforce...

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