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Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center remained open for voters waiting in line on Nov. 8, 2022 in DeKalb, IL.

Civic duty, comfy shoes discussed at Barsema during dusk of Election Day

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – NIU students and DeKalb residents offered their opinions about polling and voting in the 2022 midterm election at the closing polls at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.   Alannis Munoz, a senior political science major at NIU Why...

Jennifer Young, a DeKalb resident, speaking with Northern Star news writer Eddie Drinkwine after she voted Tuesday afternoon. (Mingda Wu | Northern Star)

Afternoon voters discuss 2022 midterm elections experience

By Northern Star Staff | November 8, 2022

Contributions to this piece were made by Northern Star writers Eddie Drinkwine, Evan Mellon, Joseph Howerton and Sarah Rose. DeKALB – See what individuals voting in DeKalb around 2 p.m. at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center and Taylor Street...

Polling at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center was available until 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Voters have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballot for the 2022 midterm election

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 8, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been edited and no longer references the voting machines at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center due to inaccurate information about how they operate. DeKALB – The line at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center’s polling...

Olaf is a senior dog looking for his forever home.

Tails Pet of the Week: Olaf

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – Say hello to Olaf, this week’s Tails pet of the week.  Olaf is an 8-year-old brown and white dog who is housetrained and will shake hands with anyone who comes to meet him. As the senior dog he is, Olaf is calm and polite, getting along...

Voters arrived at polling locations all throughout DeKalb on Tuesday morning, such as the polling place First United Methodist Church standing against the blue sky behind. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

DeKalb voters react morning of 2022 midterm elections

By Joseph Howerton and Zachary Bertram | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – It’s midterm Election Day, which means Illinoisans can cast votes for governor, congress and other local positions within Illinois politics. Individuals voting in DeKalb discuss their experience voting in the midterm elections.  

The sign of the Mobil gas station, located at 1740 East Lincoln Highway, showing a price of $4.29 per gallon of regular gas on Monday afternoon in DeKalb. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Average Illinois gas prices rise 18.3 cents per gallon in past week

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 7, 2022

DeKALB – According to GasBuddy, average gasoline prices in the state of Illinois have risen 18.3 cents per gallon in the past week. After GasBuddy’s survey of 4,378 gas stations in Illinois, the average gasoline price on Monday was $4.29 per gallon.  Prices...

Barb City Bagels displays painting by students from the Dec the Downtown homecoming event that took place on Oct. 4. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Business Spotlight: Barb City Bagels

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | November 4, 2022

Editor's note: This article is not sponsored by Barb City Bagels and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization. Operating 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Sunday is local bagel shop Barb City Bagels, located at 118 E Lincoln Highway....

Robins Nest Bookshoppe is located at 218 E. Lincoln Highway.

Robin’s Nest Bookshoppe sells books, novelty mugs and more

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 3, 2022

Editor’s note: This article is not sponsored by Robin’s Nest Bookshoppe and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization.  Robin’s Nest Bookshoppe is an independent bookstore in DeKalb that opened in 2021. The store is owned...

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, waves to a crowd of supporters at an early vote rally at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL, Nov. 2, 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Rep. Underwood and Tweedy rock the Egyptian Theatre

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 2, 2022

DeKALB – An early vote rally held Wednesday at the Egyptian Theatre brought together supporters of Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville and fans of musician Jeff Tweedy for a night of political speeches and music. The event began around 7:20 p.m....

The 24-hour vigil will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State St.

24-hour veterans vigil to be held Nov. 4

By Evan Mellon, Assistant News Editor | November 2, 2022

A 24-hour Veterans Vigil will be held by the DeKalb County Courthouse from 3:30 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday to honor American veterans and their service. An opening ceremony for the vigil is open to the public. It will feature guest speakers...

Grammy award-winning musician and Illinois native Jeff Tweedy, frontman of rock band Wilco, will perform at an early vote rally on Nov. 2 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

Early vote rally to be held at Egyptian Theatre

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Congresswoman of Illinois’ 14th congressional district, Lauren Underwood, and Jeff Tweedy, a Grammy award-winning singer and guitarist from the band Wilco, will be holding an early vote rally and concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday...

Cooper, this weeks pet of the week from Tails, laying down on a blanket at Tails Humane Society. (Photo courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Cooper

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Cooper, a domestic shorthair, is the Tail’s pet of the week. Cooper is a male, ginger cat that just turned four years old two months ago. He is housetrained and gets along with everyone, including dogs and children. Cooper can be gentle...