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Northern Star Staff February 28, 2021

Monday Huskies Thank Women: The Gender and Sexuality Resource Center is celebrating women in our everyday lives throughout the month of March. Share an image of a woman you want to celebrate and stage @NIU_GSRC on Instagram or on Facebook. Candidate...

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

County cases rise to 8,386

Northern Star Staff February 27, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 8,386. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,395 are younger than 19, 1,967 are in their 20s, 1,256 are in their...

A doctor holds a nasal swab for a COVID-19 test.

Free COVID-19 testing at Convocation Center

Northern Star Staff February 26, 2021

DeKalb - NIU will be offering free drive-thru COVID-19 tests in the parking lot of the Convocation Center from  8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The tests will be performed by doing a nasal swab procedure.  Participants will receive their results...

As of Friday, 20 students and six employees are currently COVID-19 positive.

2 more students, 1 employee test positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff February 26, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Friday that two additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and three students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Friday, 20 students and six employees are currently...

Harbor Freight Tools plans to bring 30 jobs to DeKalb

Harbor Freight Tools plans to bring 30 jobs to DeKalb

Greg Gancarz, Reporter February 26, 2021

DeKALB – Harbor Freight Tools, a hardware supply retailer, will be opening a new store in DeKalb this summer. Craig Hoffman, Harbor Freight’s director of corporate communications, said the opening date for the company’s 34th location in Illinois...

A voting booth at the Hopkins Park Terrace Room, 1403 Sycamore Road, during the 2020 election.

How to vote in the 2021 consolidated elections

Yari Tapia, Assistant News Editor February 26, 2021

DeKALB – DeKalb’s 2021 Consolidated Elections will be April 6. Early voting began Thursday, and here’s what you need to know to vote. What are consolidated elections? The consolidated elections happen in odd-numbered years. this election,...

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

No additional students test positive for COVID-19, 4 students recover

Northern Star Staff February 25, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Thursday that no additional students and no employees have tested positive for the coronavirus, and four students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Thursday, 21 students and seven employees are...

Drive-thru food pantry accepting online orders

Drive-thru food pantry accepting online orders

Brandon Montemayor, Reporter February 25, 2021

DeKALB- The “Feed My Sheep Food Pantry” at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 1915 N. 1st St., is now accepting online orders, according to the church's website. The main purpose of the food pantry is to supply food for the needy, as well as occasionally...

Panelists at Tuesday's

University, health department answer COVID-19 vaccine questions

Elisa Reamer, Reporter February 24, 2021

DeKALB – NIU staff members and the DeKalb County Health Department hosted a Q&A session Wednesday via Zoom to answer questions and discuss concerns regarding Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.  The panelists included...

5 more students test positive for COVID-19

3 additional students test positive for COVID-19, 9 students recover

Northern Star Staff February 24, 2021

DeKALB — NIU announced Wednesday that three additional students and one employee has tested positive for the coronavirus, and nine students have recovered, according to the Campus COVID-19 Dashboard. As of Wednesday, 25 students and seven employees...

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

Council passes special-use permit for parking lot, firefighters honored

Kierra Frazier, News Editor February 24, 2021

DeKALB – An ordinance to establish a 20-space parking lot at 1030 E. Locust St. passed on second reading at Monday’s City Council meeting following pushback from residents at previous meetings.  Nehring Electrical Works Co., 813 E. Locust St.,...

Bessie Chronopoulos expresses her appreciation for the acquisition of new park land in DeKalb in 2013.

City Council remembers former DeKalb mayor

Kierra Frazier, News Editor February 24, 2021

DeKALB – Former DeKalb mayor Bessie Chronopoulos was remembered by City Council members at Monday's meeting for her tenacity and commitment to community members.  A moment of silence was held at Monday’s City Council meeting for Chronopoulos who...

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