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The J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house this season, adorning the historic home with holiday activities. The center, located on 921 W Lincoln Highway, will be open from noon to 4 p.m. on Dec. 11.

‘Holiday at the Homestead’ to be held Dec. 11

By Colin Kempsell | November 27, 2022

DeKALB – The J.F. Glidden Homestead & Historical Center will host its “Holiday at the Homestead” open house this season, adorning the historic home with holiday activities. The center, located on 921 W Lincoln Highway, will be open from noon...

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N Fourth Street, will host its Winter Farmers’ Market this holiday season to support local farmers and artists.

Winter Farmer’s Market to be held on Dec. 10

By Colin Kempsell | November 27, 2022

DeKALB – The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N Fourth Street, will host its Winter Farmers’ Market this holiday season to support local farmers and artists. The farmers’ market will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 10. Admission...

The DeKalb County Holiday Lights Recycling Drive is a way for citizens to recycle holiday lights.

DeKalb County residents able to recycle old holiday lights year-round

By Joseph Segreti, Sports Reporter | November 18, 2022

DeKALB – DeKalb County offers a way for residents to recycle their old and broken holiday lights with the DeKalb County Holiday Lights Recycling Drive. There are four locations around DeKalb County where people can recycle their lights. Two of these...

The SAFE-T Act, signed into Illinois law in 2021, will eliminate cash bail starting Jan. 1, 2023.

Illinois’ SAFE-T act and cash bail explained

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 17, 2022

A new piece of legislation that aims to end the cash bail system in Illinois has drawn controversy from some due to concerns that it might increase violence. The Safety, Accountability, Fairness and Equity-Today Act, also known as the SAFE-T Act, was...

Two collisions occurred on North Annie Glidden Road Thursday morning, according to the DeKalb Police Department.

DeKalb Police: Collisions on Annie Glidden Road leads to brief road closure

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Two separate motor vehicle collisions occurred Thursday morning on North Annie Glidden Road, according to DeKalb City Police and Fire Department. The road was closed briefly for major clean up and towing of vehicles, according to DeKalb Police...

Even while on the decline, gas prices this Thanksgiving will be the highest ever recorded.

Thanksgiving gas prices projected to reach record high

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – This Thanksgiving, gas prices will be the highest they’ve ever been during this time of year. On Thanksgiving, drivers will experience an approximate 58 cent increase statewide and about a 30 cent increase across the nation since last...

The Workers Rights Amendment appeared on the 2022 midterm ballot and passed with a majority vote.

Workers’ Rights Amendment passes in Illinois

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – Amendment 1, or the Workers' Rights Amendment, passed on Nov. 14 with 58% of the vote, making Illinois the fourth state, along with Hawaii, Missouri and New York, to ensure the right to collective bargaining in its constitution and the first...

Remmington, the Tails pet of the week, sitting in the grass in front of a pumpkin. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Remington

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 15, 2022

DeKALB – This week’s pet weighs a whopping 94 pounds. Remington is roughly two years old and was found as a stray by Tails. He has had some training and knows several commands such as how to shake a hand. Remington is a polite gentleman who knows...

Gas is priced at $4.19 per gallon at the Shell gas station, 175 W. Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Gas prices falling, but still unstable

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | November 14, 2022

The price of gas has fallen in the last week in Illinois and across the nation but still remains higher than it was a year ago. In the last week, the average price of a gallon of gasoline in Illinois has fallen by 14.9 cents, with today’s average...

The creative lab will feature laser cutters, Cricut paper cutters and more.

DeKalb Public Library to host weekly creative lab, 3D medium emphasis

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 11, 2022

DeKALB – The DeKalb Public Library twice a week hosts their 309 Creative Open Lab. This lab is free to all, no registration, library card or experience is needed. From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturdays, participants...

County clerk candidate Linh Nguyen being greeted by supporters  as she arrives at the DeKalb County Democrats election watch party on Tuesday. (Nyla Owens | Northern Star)

Watch parties held in anticipation for midterm election results

By Bridgette Fox and Joseph Howerton | November 9, 2022

DeKALB – Two watch parties were held in anticipation of the midterm election results on Tuesday night.  The Democratic watch party was held by the DeKalb County Democrats, and the Republican party was held by the DeKalb County Republican Central...

Individuals voting in DeKalb discuss their voting experience for the 2022 midterm elections.

AP: Underwood, Pritzker keep seats after 2022 midterm elections

By Madelaine Vikse, Abigail Lamoreaux, and Colin Kempsell | November 9, 2022

This story will be continuously updated to include new information as it becomes available. The last time this story was updated was at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 10. DeKALB – Governor J.B. Pritzker and 14th Congressional District Representative Lauren...