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Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

By Ethan Gonzales, Assistant Sports Editor | September 30, 2022

DeKALB – Two positions for the DeKalb Park Board have opened up for the consolidated election set to occur on April 4, 2023. The positions will be filled by the County Clerk’s Election Division and each will serve a four-year term when elected. Petition...

Police cars with their lights on.

Sycamore Police: Motorcyclist killed in automobile accident

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

SYCAMORE – On Monday, an accident between a motorcycle and an automobile left one person deceased at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Mercantile Drive. Sycamore Police and Fire departments responded to the incident around 4:36 p.m. Monday. There...

DeKalb Park District is hosting a Halloween house decorating contest.

DeKalb Park District to host Halloween house decorating contest

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

DeKALB – Get ready to design your house as frightening as possible because the third annual DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest is here! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Overall Theme, Best Special effects, Scariest, and People’s Choice....

Pumpkin is a black, mixed breed dog that is almost two years old. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society).

Tails Pet of the Week: Pumpkin

By Sarah Rose, Lifestyle Writer | September 27, 2022

DeKALB – The Tails Humane Society pet of the week is Pumpkin. Pumpkin is a black, mixed breed dog that is almost two years old.  After arriving at Tails earlier this year in rough shape, Pumpkin is now healthy enough to be adopted into a tender,...

The Shell gas station located on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The gas is priced at 3.89/gal (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Weekly Gas Update: Sept. 26

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 26, 2022

In the past week, gas prices have gotten more expensive, having risen 2.1 cents per gallon in Illinois, according to GasBuddy. GasBuddy reported cheapest gas in Illinois on Sept. 25 was $3.32 per gallon and the most expensive was $5.87 per gallon. The...

Attendees surrounding the piñata at El Grito as one participant attempts to break it open. The celebration of Latino Heritage Month will continue through mid-October, with events planned over the next month by the Latino Resource Center.

‘Identities Beyond Borders’ explained in Latino studies lecture

By Nyah Nowakowski, News Reporter | September 22, 2022

Latino Heritage Month began Sept. 15 and lasts for a whole month to celebrate the past generations’ traditions and accomplishments who came from Mexico, Spain, Central and South America.  NIU has begun celebrating Latino Heritage Month. The Latino...

Burning Cicada, Ltd. will be hosting their Arts and Music Picnic Festival on Sept. 24 at Hopkins Park.

Burning Cicada to host Arts and Music Picnic Festival

By Eddie Drinkwine, News Reporter | September 22, 2022

DeKALB — Burning Cicada will be hosting a music festival from noon to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.   The Burning Cicada Arts and Music Picnic Festival will be free to attend and will be held at the Dee Palmer Bandshell in Hopkins Park at 1403 Sycamore...

Tobe is looking for his forever home.

Tails Pet of the Week: Tobe

By Madelaine Vikse, Editor-in-Chief | September 20, 2022

This week’s Tails Pet of the Week at Tails Humane Society is Tobe, a 13-year-old male cat. Tobe enjoys being around humans but prefers not to be around other cats. Although Tobe hasn’t lived with children previously, as long as they take it easy...

Child Passenger Safety Week works to promote awareness and educate parents and caregivers on how to properly seat children in vehicles.

DeKalb Police to take part in Child Passenger Safety Week

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | September 20, 2022

DeKALB --  The DeKalb Police Department issued a statement Monday that it will partake in the national Child Passenger Safety Week Sept.18-24. The week will be committed to protecting young passengers with strict child passenger enforcement policies. Not...

The DeKalb County Health Department is giving recommendations for getting vaccinated.

DeKalb County Health Department: COVID-19 updates, vaccination options

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | September 19, 2022

DeKalb – The DeKalb County Health Department has released a community health and COVID-19 update. DeKalb County is currently at high levels of COVID-19 cases, according to the DCHD. The department recommends that all residents that are able to get...

BP gas station located on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The gas is priced at 3.94/gal (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

Weekly Gas Update: Sept. 19

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 19, 2022

DeKalb – Gas prices have fallen in the last week, reaching record lows in Illinois and nationally, according to GasBuddy. Prices have not just been dropping in Illinois either; this is the 14th consecutive week of a national decline in gas prices,...

A screengrab of Peace Road on Google Maps.

City Council: Construction to widen Peace Road to begin this fall

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2022

DeKALB — At their Sept. 12 meeting, the DeKalb City Council approved the initiative to widen Peace Road and improve safety within the area of construction. Peace Road will be widened to four lanes from the tollway to Macom Drive. This is the first...

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