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Marathon gas station located at 125 N Annie Glidden Road. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Weekly Gas Update: Oct. 10

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 10, 2022

Gas prices in the country have risen for the third week in a row, according to GasBuddy. The price of gas in Illinois has risen by an average of 25.9 cents per gallon, averaging around $4.40 per gallon, according to GasBuddy. Illinois gas prices are...

Rositas Mexican Restaurant sits just before dinnertime Friday at 642 E. Lincoln Highway. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Business spotlight: Rosita’s Mexican Restaurant

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | October 7, 2022

Editor’s note: This article is not sponsored by Rosita's Mexican Restaurant and is not an endorsement from the Northern Star as an organization. Rosita's Mexican Restaurant has been run and operated in DeKalb by the Balli family since 1972. The...

The McCartney Years will be performing at 8 p.m. this Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb. (Colin Kempsell | Northern Star)

‘The McCartney Years’ to come to DeKalb on Saturday

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | October 5, 2022

The McCartney Years will be performing at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Egyptian Theatre here in DeKalb, bringing fans all the hits from English rocker Paul McCartney’s prime. The show is set to showcase Paul McCartney in a "period accurate" fashion, according...

The DeKalb Public Library is hosting a Microsoft Excel workshop at 7 p.m. on Oct. 24.

DeKalb Public Library to host homemade soup mix event

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | October 5, 2022

DeKALB –  The DeKalb Public Library will be hosting a homemade soup mix event at noon on Oct. 8.  Attendees will make a five-bean soup and will receive all dry ingredients upon arrival. The soup jars are easy to create and make a good gift. It...

Charlie is this weeks Tails Humane Society pet of the week. Charlie is a mixed breed dog around 50 pounds. (Photo Courtesy of Tails Humane Society)

Tails Pet of the Week: Charlie

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | October 4, 2022

DeKALB– This week’s Tails pet of the week is a 7-year-old dog named Charlie. Charlie is a mixed breed who is about 50 pounds. He is seeking a home where love lives and hopes to spend the rest of his years with people he can cuddle. Charlie has...

Pink patches that will be sold this week by the City of DeKalb police department. (Photo courtesy of the City of DeKalb Police Department)

DeKalb P.D. to fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Jermel Williams, Sports Reporter | October 4, 2022

DeKALB– October is breast cancer awareness month and The City of DeKalb police department has announced a breast cancer awareness fundraiser. Officers at the DeKalb police department have purchased pink patches and badges to wear throughout October...

BP gas station located on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The gas is priced at $4.14 per gallon. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Weekly Gas Update: Oct. 3

By Kalesia Williams, Sports Reporter | October 3, 2022

DeKalb – Gas prices have risen in the last week after reaching record lows during September, according to GasBuddy. According to GasBuddy price reports, the average gas price in Illinois rose to 22.2 cents per gallon last week, averaging $4.14 per...

Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

Two seats open for election on DeKalb Park Board

By Ethan Gonzales, Sports Editor | September 30, 2022

DeKALB – Two positions for the DeKalb Park Board have opened up for the consolidated election set to occur on April 4, 2023. The positions will be filled by the County Clerk’s Election Division and each will serve a four-year term when elected. Petition...

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

Sycamore Police: Motorcyclist killed in automobile accident

By Carlos Finney Jr., Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

SYCAMORE – On Monday, an accident between a motorcycle and an automobile left one person deceased at the intersection of DeKalb Avenue and Mercantile Drive. Sycamore Police and Fire departments responded to the incident around 4:36 p.m. Monday. There...

DeKalb Park District is hosting a Halloween house decorating contest.

DeKalb Park District to host Halloween house decorating contest

By DeOndre Saunders, Sports Reporter | September 28, 2022

DeKALB – Get ready to design your house as frightening as possible because the third annual DeKalb Halloween House Decorating Contest is here! Prizes will be awarded for the Best Overall Theme, Best Special effects, Scariest, and People’s Choice....

Pumpkin is a black, mixed breed dog that is almost two years old. (Courtesy of Tails Humane Society).

Tails Pet of the Week: Pumpkin

By Sarah Rose, Senior Lifestyle Writer | September 27, 2022

DeKALB – The Tails Humane Society pet of the week is Pumpkin. Pumpkin is a black, mixed breed dog that is almost two years old.  After arriving at Tails earlier this year in rough shape, Pumpkin is now healthy enough to be adopted into a tender,...

The Shell gas station located on West Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. The gas is priced at 3.89/gal (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Weekly Gas Update: Sept. 26

By Caleb Johnson, News Reporter | September 26, 2022

In the past week, gas prices have gotten more expensive, having risen 2.1 cents per gallon in Illinois, according to GasBuddy. GasBuddy reported cheapest gas in Illinois on Sept. 25 was $3.32 per gallon and the most expensive was $5.87 per gallon. The...