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Leaves sway on a tree in the bitter and chill wind at the center of NIUs campus. DeKalb County can expect high winds, hail and possibly tornadoes on Friday. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Severe weather predicted for DeKalb County Friday

By Emily Beebe, Assistant News Editor | March 30, 2023

DeKALB – The National Weather Service has predicted severe weather to occur Friday afternoon and evening. This severe weather could include thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes. This severe weather is predicted to occur in multiple...

A man paying for gas at a gas pump. Gas prices went up by 6.8 cents per gallon since last week.

Gas prices continue to fluctuate

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | March 29, 2023

DeKALB – Gas prices in Illinois are on the rise with the current cost increasing by 6.8 cents per gallon since last week. The state average is currently $3.67 per gallon according to GasBuddy reports. Compared to last month, prices have increased...

The DeKalb Chamber of Commerce is hosting a local showcase and job fair from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on April 27 at the DeKalb Sports & Recreation Center.

Business showcase and job fair in April

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 29, 2023

DeKALB – Students and DeKalb community members interested in finding work can make their way to a local business showcase and job fair. Local businesses and organizations will be at booths to present what they have to offer. There will be giveaways...

Second ward Alderwoman Barb Larson (left) and Fourth Ward Alderman Greg Perkins shake the hands of local Vietnam veterans during the City Council meeting Monday at the DeKalb Public Library. The veterans were honored in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of National Vietnam War Veterans Day on Wednesday. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Vietnam veterans honored at city council

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 28, 2023

DeKALB – Local Vietnam veterans were honored at the Monday DeKalb City Council meeting, commemorating National Vietnam War Veterans Day on the 50th anniversary of the day U.S. troops left Vietnam, March 29. Veterans from the DeKalb American Legion,...

The Huskie Grocery Store, LLC located at 901 Lucinda Ave. The store offers a selection of food that caters to an array Indian and Asian students. (Tim Dodge | Norther Star)

New grocery store offers ethnic choices amongst college amenities

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 23, 2023

DeKALB – A new grocery store at the Village Commons Bookstore lot is looking to become the go-to spot on campus for college amenities; but besides ramen and laundry detergent, this store is stocking some specific items you wouldn't find at your normal...

Historic and modern images of the historic Finnish Temperance Society Meeting Hall, todays DeKalb Area Womens Center, at 1021 State St.
(Left) Courtesy of Joiner History Room, (Right) Photo by Grace Ellinger.

Ellwood House to present new exhibit discussion, Past and Pleasant

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 22, 2023

DeKALB – The Ellwood House will be hosting a new exhibit discussion titled Past and Pleasant as part of the Brown Bag Lunch/Local Lore, a free monthly lecture series about history relevant to DeKalb County. The April 6 discussion presents the lives...

A Huskie statue outside of the Peters Campus Life Building overlooking the intersection of Normal Road and Lucinda Avenue. Oorah, a Huskie Statue outside of the Doherty Law Firm, was stolen last year, leading the firms owner to work with a local art teacher to recreate the statue. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Stolen Huskie statue set to rejoin the Huskies on Parade

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 21, 2023

DeKALB – Oorah, the name of a stolen Huskie statue, is the Marine Corps cheer of enthusiasm and devotion – it’s also what DeKalb will be saying because the statue is coming back. The Huskies on Parade project is a community driven art project...

Addison, a two-year-old dog with brown fur and a white speckled tummy, sitting among a bunch of stuffed animals. (Photo courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Addison

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 21, 2023

Spring has sprung and Addison has just the nose to sniff it out as Tails’ Pet of the Week. She is almost 2-years-old with brown fur and a white belly and is never too shy to give some kisses or show off her training. Addison knows how to “sit”...

DeKalb man charged in fatal shooting at University Village

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | March 20, 2023

DeKALB – On March 19, Carl Austin, a 33-year-old DeKalb man, was pronounced dead after experiencing fatal gunshot wounds in the parking lot of University Village. Police found Austin unresponsive after responding to a report of a male victim who...

Downtown DeKalb’s Frost Parking Lot rests empty Friday at East Locust and Sixth Street. A new city ordinance will allow DeKalb commuters to park after 5 a.m. and take the 12 line bus to the Elburn train station. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Elburn bus route free for OneCard holders

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 19, 2023

DeKALB – Starting Monday, NIU OneCard holders will be able to ride the Huskie Bus Line 12 to the Elburn Metra Station for free. The general public’s fare will be reduced to 50 cents per ride. DeKalb’s Frost Lot, located on East Locust Street...

The corner of Lucinda Avenue and Normal Road during light snow. Until 7 a.m. Friday, DeKalb County is under a Weather Advisory. (Bridgette Fox | Northern Star)

Thaw-dropping weather to hit DeKalb

By Sarah Rose, Managing Editor | March 9, 2023

DeKALB – DeKalb is under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Friday, according to the National Weather Service. DeKalb has been experiencing on and off snowstorms in the afternoon but is currently battling dry air. “For precipitation, we really...

A man holding a gas nozzle to pump gas into his car.

Gas prices continue to fall, but will rise soon

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | March 8, 2023

DeKALB – Gas prices in Illinois have fallen by 0.9 cents per gallon in the past week making the statewide average $3.50 per gallon according to GasBuddy.  In regards to last month’s prices, gas has decreased by 7.9 cents per gallon in Illinois....