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Data presented at Monday’s meeting showed a 4% increase in these crimes from 2019. 

Violent, property crimes in DeKalb rise 4% in 2020

Kierra Frazier, News Editor June 15, 2021

DeKALB – Violent and property crimes in DeKalb rose 4% in 2020, according to an annual DeKalb Police report presented at Monday’s City Council meeting.  Violent and property crimes include homicide, criminal sexual assault, robbery, aggravated...

Two students test positive for COVID-19, six students recover.

County cases rise to 10,329

Northern Star Staff June 12, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,329 Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,871 are younger than 19, 2,529 are in their 20s, 1,546 are in their...

Progress LGBTQ+ Pride flag outside the Holmes Student Center in November 2020.

DeKalb to host march, movie screening for Pride Month

Elisa Reamer, Reporter June 10, 2021

DeKALB – The Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St., will host a free Pride event in partnership with several local nonprofit organizations on June 18 to celebrate Pride Month. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a march around downtown and then the Egyptian Theatre...

The DeKalb County Health Department.

County cases rise to 10,303

Northern Star Staff June 5, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,303. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,864 are younger than 19, 2,523 are in their 20s, 1,545 are in their...

David Byrd’s first day in the position was May 1, after serving for the Illinois State Police for 31-years when he retired in April. 

New DeKalb police chief aims to build trust with community

Elisa Reamer, Reporter June 3, 2021

DeKALB – David Byrd, DeKalb’s first Black Police Chief, has big goals as the city’s first permanent chief since 2019. Byrd plans to reconnect the community through taking outreach measures, which he hopes will decrease the divide between law enforcement...

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

1 additional Huskie tests positive for COVID-19

Northern Star Staff June 1, 2021

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

DeKalb to halt mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics, offers walk-in clincs

DeKalb to halt mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics, offers walk-in clincs

Kierra Frazier, News Editor June 1, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb County Health Department will discontinue its mass vaccination clinics at the Convocation Center and instead offer mobile event opportunities and walk-in clinics due to the decline in demand for COVID-19 vaccines.  Following...

The DeKalb County Health Department.

County cases rise to 10,267

Northern Star Staff May 29, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,267. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,860 are younger than 19, 2,505 are in their 20s, 1,541 are in their...

New DeKalb mayor to preside over unprecedented economic boon

New DeKalb mayor to preside over unprecedented economic boon

Greg Gancarz, Reporter May 28, 2021

DeKALB – Mayor Cohen Barnes, sworn in on May 10, expects his time in office to be dominated by an economic windfall brought about by the arrival of two mega-corporations in DeKalb. Social media monolith Facebook and the Chicago-based Ferrara Candy...

Fire Truck is parked in the garage at the first DeKalb Fire House, 700 Pine St. 

DeKalb Fire Department sees calls decrease in 2020

Kierra Frazier, News Editor May 25, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb Fire Department saw a decrease in the number of calls for emergency services in 2020 due to COVID-19, Fire Chief Jeff McMaster said at Monday’s City Council meeting.  McMaster presented the annual report for 2020 for the DeKalb...

The DeKalb County Health Department.

County cases rise to 10,201

Northern Star Staff May 22, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 10,201. Among those who’ve tested positive for the coronavirus, 1,836 are younger than 19, 2,488 are in their 20s, 1,534 are in their...

The building at 444 E. Hillcrest Drive would feature seven one-bedroom units and two two-bedroom units.

DeKalb City Council to consider 17-unit apartment plan

Kierra Frazier, News Editor May 21, 2021

DeKALB – The DeKalb City Council will vote on an ordinance Monday to establish 17 apartment units at 400 E. Hillcrest Drive and 444 E. Hillcrest Drive. DeKalb business owner Chuck Shepard is requesting a special use permit to establish the 17 apartment...

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