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Alpha Phi plans Red Dress Gala

By Kennedy Jones | February 23, 2020

DeKALB — The Alpha Phi sorority is hosting its annual philanthropy event, Red Dress Gala for Women’s Cardiac Care, 6 p.m. Saturday in the Duke Ellington Ballroom. The event is a cocktail-style evening with a casino theme and will include appetizers,...

In this February file photo, Senator James Holmes grips a microphone during an SA senate meeting in the Holmes Student Center.

SA fills supreme court, senator posts

By Kierra Frazier | September 23, 2019

The Student Association Senate voted to fill the last SA supreme court associate justice seat and three senator seats at Sunday night’s Senate meeting.All four supreme court associate justice positions have been filled, while the SA supreme court chief...

Ads are key platform for social issues

By Noah Thornburgh | January 27, 2019

Gillette’s recent “The Best Men Can Be” advertising campaign, released online Jan. 13, received a polarized reaction from the public. It has been praised for its anti-toxic masculinity stance and criticized as an inauthentic ploy to capitalize on...

Inclusive language inspires equality

By MacKenzie Meadows | November 4, 2018

Person-first language is important to the identity of those who have a physical or mental disability. Person-first language is the philosophy of putting the person before their disability in conversation, according to North Shore Pediatric Therapy. The...

DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle for driving without lights on at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive at 2 a.m. Sunday. The driver, David M. Stearns, 19, of St. Charles, did not admit to drinking, but failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Stearns for DUI, DUI over .08, driving without lights on when required and unlawful consumption of alcohol. The other passengers, Garret H. Pahlke, 19, Adam C. Taylor, 19 and Trevor T. Schatzlein, 19, all of St. Charles, were arrested for unlawful consumption of alcohol. DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle that failed to yield to another vehicle and not use a turn signal on the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. The driver, Chad J. Keller, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis., admitted he had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Keller for failing to signal, DUI and DUI over .08, and transported him to the DeKalb County Jail pending bond. Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Lincoln Highway for a report of subjects trying to break into the apartment at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police arrested David J. Vogt, 27, of Chicago, for disorderly conduct, battery and obstructing a peace officer, Michael J. Vogt, 20, of Freeport, for disorderly conduct and Brett R. Westerland, 19, of Coal City, for unlawful consumption of alcohol, using a fictitious drivers license and obstructing a peace officer. Complainants called police at 9:24 p.m. Friday because they were worried about their friend, who they told police was intoxicated. Police located the subject, Justin V. Korff, 24, of DeKalb, in the 300 block of East Sunset Place, where he had defecated in the front yard of a residence. Police issued Korff a citation for defacing public property and released him.

Campus Crime April 2018

By Northern Star Staff | July 9, 2018

 The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports at safety.April 51. At 11:18 a.m., someone...