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The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

The Student News Site of Northern Illinois University

Northern Star

DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study is updating its 2019 Active Transportation Plan. DeKalb County is working on another path connecting the health department going next to the community gardens along Dresser Road by the fire department.

Updated active transportation plan adds connector paths

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter December 1, 2021

DeKALB — DeKalb Sycamore Area Transportation Study is updating its 2019 Active Transportation Plan to reflect the addition of a connector path between N. Annie Glidden Road and W. Dresser Road by DeKalb High School.  The Active Transportation Plan...

Snow covers the East Lagoon as more colder temperatures are expected this week.

Weather update for week of Dec. 1-5

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer November 30, 2021

DeKALB — The weather for the week of Dec. 1 will be mostly sunny with a slight chance of rain. This information is provided by the National Weather Service.  Wednesday Wednesday will have a 30% chance of rain; it will be mostly cloudy with a...

From left to right: 
 Alderperson Carolyn Morris, Barb Larson, Greg Perkins, Mayor Cohen Barnes, Alderperson Scott McAdams, and Anthony Faivre.

DeKalb residents share tax concerns at City Council

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter November 22, 2021

DeKALB — DeKalb City Council held a public hearing at its meeting Monday, where residents voiced their concerns on the increase of the library levy and what it means for them staying in DeKalb.  The DeKalb City Council approved an 8% tax decrease...

The DeKalb County Health Department.

DeKalb County reports 50.19% of residents are vaccinated

Northern Star Staff November 20, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 13,280 and 52,269 county residents are fully vaccinated, 50.19% of the county population. Among those who’ve tested positive for the...

DeKalb police officer drives down Lincoln Highway.

License plate readers to reduce investigation time

Gabriel Fiorini, News Reporter November 18, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb City Council authorized the purchase of 12 Genetec license plate readers for $145,865 on Oct. 11 to address crime and an increase in the number of shootings in the DeKalb area.  ALPRs, or automatic license plate readers, are...

Jesmer is one of the creators of Trash Squirrels. She said her interest in being a member of the commission came after Mayor Cohen Barnes came to a Sunrise DeKalb meeting, another environmental organization she is a part of.

Trash Squirrels co-founder sits on environmental commission

Elisa Reamer, News Reporter November 18, 2021

DeKALB — Julie Jesmer helped create the DeKalb Trash Squirrels in 2020 and is now a member of the Citizens’ Environmental Commission for the City of DeKalb, where her goal is to make DeKalb the cleanest city in the state. The goal of the commission...

The NIU Huskie Pride Statue and Holmes Student Center are recognizable landmarks to help new students find their way around campus.

Weather update for Nov. 17-21

Northern Star Staff November 17, 2021

DeKALB - The weather for the week of Nov. 17 will be mostly cloudy with a slight chance of snow. Information provided below is from the National Weather Service. Wednesday  Wednesday will have scattered showers until 1 p.m. as well as temperatures...

Gas prices in Illinois.

Gas update: Week of Nov. 15

Northern Star Staff November 16, 2021

DeKALB — Gas prices in Illinois have fallen 5.4 cents per gallon in the past week, according to GasBuddy’s daily surveys of 4,378 gas stations in Illinois.  Gas prices in Illinois are at an average of $3.55 per gallon, 9.7 cents higher than one...

Jesse McCartney performs at 8 p.m. on Thursday at the Egyptian Theatre. CAB and the Egyptian Theatre collaborated on the event.

Egyptian Theatre exceeds McCartney ticket goal

Gabriel Fiorini, News Reporter November 16, 2021

DeKALB — NIU’s Campus Activities Board attempted to recoup a portion of the investment spent in partnership with DeKalb’s Egyptian Theatre for the Jesse McCartney concert held Thursday. CAB initially attempted to recoup some of the $20,000 they...

The DeKalb County Health Department.

DeKalb County reports 49.94% of residents are vaccinated

Northern Star Staff November 13, 2021

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Health Department announced Friday the number of positive COVID-19 cases increased to 13,011 and 52,011 county residents are fully vaccinated, 49.94% of the county population. Among those who’ve tested positive for the...

The bear spotted on W. Dresser Road remains unfound.

Small bear in DeKalb still to be found

Yari Tapia, News Editor November 12, 2021

DeKALB — A DeKalb resident spotted a small bear Thursday near the 600 block of W. Dresser Road.  DeKalb Police Chief David Byrd said the sighting was pretty uncommon for DeKalb. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) was notified about the sighting. “We...

Weather update for week of Nov. 10-14

Weather update for week of Nov. 10-14

Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer November 9, 2021

DeKALB — The weather for the week of Nov. 8 will see fair to low temperatures and a chance of rain and snow showers. Forecast data was provided by the National Weather Service.   Wednesday  Wednesday will see a 30% chance of showers, mainly...

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