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Student robbed by 2 men: police

By Northern Star Staff | November 18, 2014

A student was robbed by men with a weapon 9:25 p.m. Monday night near the 1200 block of Varsity Boulevard and North Annie Glidden Road, according to an NIU Police safety bulletin.The victim said he was approached by two males with a silver weapon who...

A breakdown of The All-Nighter

By Troy Doetch | September 26, 2012

I don’t remember much about the first all-nighter I pulled, except that it was a painful. I see flashes of espresso shots, cigarettes and myself with unkempt hair and bloodshot eyes, handing in a mediocre paper on a minor character of the King Henry...

Six DeKalb businesses fail tobacco check

By Northern Star Staff | November 13, 2011

Six DeKalb businesses failed tobacco compliance checks performed by the DeKalb Police Department Thursday, police reports state.According to police reports, an agent working for the DeKalb Police Department entered each store and attempted to purchase...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Two robberies occur at DeKalb businesses Wednesday

By Dave Gong | September 15, 2011

Two DeKalb businesses were robbed Wednesday evening, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said at about 7 p.m., a white male, about 5 feet 10 inches tall, of average build, wearing a beige coat and baseball cap entered El Burrito Loco, 185 W....

Three DeKalb businesses fail Tobacco Compliance Check

By Northern Star Staff | November 21, 2010

Three businesses failed a Tobacco Compliance Check conducted on Nov. 11. According to a DeKalb Police news release, Walgreens, 100 W. Lincoln Highway, 7-Eleven, 802 S. Fourth Street, and La Salsa Supermarket, 1011 W. Hillcrest Drive, all sold tobacco...