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Kyle, this weeks Tails Pet of the Week, standing on a blue blanket and sporting a bandana around his neck. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Kyle

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | March 7, 2023

Staying in style is Kyle, this week’s Tails’ Pet of the Week. Donning a signature blue bandana, Kyle is a 4-month-old growing pup that is friendly and high-spirited. Just like many older puppies at Tails, he is looking for some love. His tan...

NIU crime log, Feb. 2023

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | March 7, 2023

DeKALB – The information in this report is compiled from the NIU Police Department’s Daily Crime Log. Any case defined as “unfounded” was not included in this list. Any case “closed by exception” means the case is closed due to circumstances...

The East Lagoons pathway after a light dusting of snow. The National Weather Service predicts light snow on March 4.

Storm moves south, expect light snow

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – After experiencing a day of sunshine, we still can't seem to escape winter's grasp. There is a 70% chance of snow Friday, with approximately 1 to 2 inches expected, according to the National Weather Service. Wind gusts are expected to...

Free tickets available for event with NPR correspondent

By Michael Mollsen, Written Managing Editor | March 2, 2023

DeKALB – The Friends of the NIU Libraries are offering eight tickets for free to NIU students who would like to attend WNIJ’s “An evening with Scott Horsley.” “An evening with Scott Horsley,” part of WNIJ’s 2023 live events series, will...

Gas prices are decreasing generally.

Overall gas prices fall, inflation causes concern

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | March 1, 2023

DeKALB – In the past week, the gas prices averaged $3.51 per gallon in DeKalb. Compared to last week's gasoline prices, this is up by 2.4 cents per gallon. In DeKalb, the cheapest gas is $3.44 per gallon while the highest price per gallon is up to...

A DeKalb Police car sits parked on an overcast afternoon in front of the citys Police Headquarters.

DeKalb resident dies after on-the-road shooting, suspect charged

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – Deaundre Brooks, a 34-year-old resident of DeKalb, died while receiving medical care from a previous gunshot wound to his abdomen on Thursday. The victim was dropped off at the Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital and died while being...

Huskie Line bus sitting outside of Holmes Student Center.

NIU anticipates $2.06 million to keep Huskie Line going round and round

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – NIU will pay approximately $2.06 million to the city of DeKalb for the campus’ usage of the Huskie Bus Line and other paratransit services for 2023. The DeKalb City Council approved the annual ordinance for NIU’s contribution to the...

The Hillside Restaurant in operation over the weekend in downtown DeKalb. The restaurant will be officially closed after March 4. (Tim Dodge | Northern Star)

Hillside restaurant to close, new business to come

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 27, 2023

DeKALB – Creamy chicken alfredo, blue ribbon chocolate cake and a 68-year legacy are coming to a close. The Hillside Restaurant, a cozy, cottage-like eatery that has been perched next to the Egyptian Theatre since 1955, is finally closing up the...

The DeKalb Public Library sits under a cloudy sky located in downtown DeKalb. Jazz In Progress will visit the library on Oct. 14. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

DeKalb Public Library to open display case to nonprofits

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | February 24, 2023

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library will be opening their display case to local nonprofit groups starting in April. Each month a glass display case in the main lobby of the library will be open for local nonprofits to display information about themselves...

Huskie Bus spotted driving past Altgeld Hall and East Lagoon. (Alyssa Queen |
Northern Star)

Students experience Huskie Line bus tardiness

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – After returning from winter break, many students noticed a significant difference in the operation of the Huskie Line bus system compared to the fall semester. In the previous semester, each of the 2L, 2R, 3 and 5 routes offered three to...

The run-down pavement and potholes of Greenbrier Road filled with melted snow and sleet after a snowstorm in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood. The city is limiting heavy vehicle travel on multiple roads due to deteriorating road conditions. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

City says weather will limit heavy vehicle travel

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – Starting Feb. 27, a seasonal weight limit will restrict vehicles over 8,000 lbs from driving through certain DeKalb roads. The City of DeKalb issued a restriction on oversized vehicles due to freeze-thaw cycles that threaten to severely...

The sun sets beyond the west side of campus Tuesday as drivers pass down Lucinda Avenue. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb County under winter advisory, snow storm to pass

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

DeKALB – Freezing rain is expected to accumulate up to a 10th of an inch, causing hazardous driving conditions as DeKalb County has been issued a Winter Weather Advisory by the National Weather Service. Most of Northern Illinois will experience minor...