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Fill in the blank: A public figure who inspires me is…

By Northern Star Opinion Staff | September 27, 2019

Jameela JamilNina Kasman | ContributorA celebrity that inspires me is Jameela Jamil because I really admire the way that she spreads positivity and self-love. Jamil uses her platform to fight against companies that profit from selling weight-loss solutions...

Weekend Guide: Jan. 15

By Northern Star Staff | January 15, 2015

Here are some local art and music events you can attend this weekend:ThursdayFatty’s Pub & Grille, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, is hosting Country Night events every Thursday leading up to the Brad Paisley concert Feb. 5 at the Convocation Center.Country...

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Drew Hare (12) scans the field before delivering a pass during the teams September game against the Arkansas Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. The Huskies have a bye week after the 52-14 loss to the Razorbacks, and the players and coaches aren’t getting too far away from the game of football.

Rapid Reaction: NIU 17, Kent State 14

By Frank Gogola | October 4, 2014

What happened: The Huskies (4-1, 1-0) opened MAC play with a 17-14 win over the Kent State Golden Flashes (0-5, 0-2 MAC) Saturday at Huskie Stadium.How it happened: Redshirt Anthony Maddie led two of the Huskies’ three scoring drives, and NIU escaped...

Historian, actress discusses Mary Lincoln’s spiritualism

Historian, actress discusses Mary Lincoln’s spiritualism

By Lark Lewis | March 25, 2014

Locals were able to learn more about Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd Lincoln, through stories of her involvement with spiritualism Monday at the DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St.To bring Women’s History Month to a close, actress and historian Valerie...

Couple mimics for fundraising event

By Northern Star Staff | March 16, 2014

A Saturday fundraiser for the Sycamore History Museum, 1730 N. Main St., featured former President Abraham Lincoln and his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln.Lincoln impersonators Max and Donna Daniels were the focal point of the museum’s annual winter fundraiser.Abraham...

‘New Hall’ lacks name with purpose, reason

By Holly New | September 10, 2013

New Hall has one of the most unoriginal names for a residence hall.Think about it: The other residence halls have legitimate names. We can tell they are actually named after someone. In fact, four of them are named after famous politicians: President...

Secretary of State offices closed Tuesday

By Northern Star Staff | February 10, 2013

The Secretary of State’s offices and driver service facilities state-wide will be closed Tuesday in observance of Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, according to a Friday news release from the Secretary of State. All driver service facilities will reopen...

History’s Foundations: Altgeld Hall

By Olivia Willoughby | April 29, 2012

It looks like a castle that is not-so-ironically placed on Castle Drive, just without the flying, flaming arrows like in the old days, and it’s the oldest building at NIU. “The story is that Governor Altgeld had really liked castles,” said Cindy...

Laura F. Keyes portrays Mary Todd Lincoln telling stories of her
life in Historic Carnegie Rotunda in the Sycamore Public Library
Monday evening.

Sycamore Public Library welcomes Mary Todd Lincoln for historical Q and A session

By Ryan Felgenhauer | November 14, 2011

Mary Todd Lincoln stepped out of the past to answer questions at the Sycamore Public Library Monday.The event featured Laura Keyes, a Mary Todd Lincoln presenter.Keyes began by presenting a monologue about Mary Todd Lincoln's life.She spoke as if she...

Punk rock road trip

By Alex Fiore | October 26, 2011

Danny Collins just crawled out of a van at 6:30 a.m., drunk and a little delirious. Collins braces himself slowly and takes a deep breath of morning air before looking back at his bandmates. The other members of the punk foursome the Stockyards are still...