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Student charged after road-rage incident

By Northern Star staff | October 21, 2015

A student faces charges of battery after a road-rage incident Monday.Andre Phillips, 24, of DeKalb, was driving closely alongside another car at 10 a.m. on Sycamore Road where the two lanes merge into one and wound up behind the other car, said Cmdr....

Senior Novella Blackmon creates a poster for a rally held Tuesday in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons. Students at the rally called for unity and an end to inequality and police brutality. “The purpose of this rally is to awaken the ones who are sleep and bring light to darkness,” Blackmon said.

Black students rally for safety, equality

By Kelly Bauer & Andre Phillips | April 30, 2015

Students are seeking ways to unify DeKalb’s black community and put an end to inequality, topics which were discussed at a Tuesday rally.The rally was organized by Stephen Samuels, graduate adult and higher education student, to spread awareness of...

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

Beat the heat with this Northern Star guide to cold treats in DeKalb

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

A cool treat like ice cream, a smoothie or juice is just the thing on a sunny DeKalb day.Here's a guide to where to grab a cold treat in DeKalb. Scroll down for photos, hours and locations, or check out this interactive map. Aspen Leaf YogurtAspen Leaf...

DeKalb election winners want change: Jacobson

By Northern Star Staff | April 7, 2015

First ward Alderman David Jacobson, who garnered 116 votes as he ran unopposed in the 2015 DeKalb aldermanic election, said those who won the elections are looking to change things.“I think there’s a whole lot the city needs to look at ... I think...

2015 5th ward alderman candidate: Kate Noreiko

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Former Kishwaukee Hospital director of human resources, former member of the DeKalb Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Noreiko HR Consulting founder Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: We have some basic...

2015 7th ward alderman candidate: Craig Roman

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Elected in DK37 precinct, former treasurer for the DeKalb County Illinois Democratic Party, neighborhood watch chair and employee of two funeral homes in DeKalb and Sycamore Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A:...

2015 5th ward alderman candidate: Cameron Zelaya

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Clarification: Zelaya incorrectly told the Northern Star $2.1 million in cuts acme from "sales tax" the state reimburses the city. Zelaya meant to say "income tax."Involvement: DeKalb County Health Department in-person counselor, First Congregational...

2015 3rd ward alderman candidate: Steve Kapitan

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Volunteer for more than 30 years, League of Women Voters member, DeKalb County Partnership for a Substance Abuse Free Environment member and DeKalb Interfaith Network for Peace and Justice founder Q: What do you think is the most pressing...

2015 1st ward alderman candidate: David Jacobson

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: 1st ward alderman, Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity alumnus and national board member, member of the NIU Alumni Association’s Greek Affinity Council, Greek community advocate Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: ......

2015 3rd ward alderman candidate: Michael Marquardt

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Leader of the junior high youth group at First United Methodist Church Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: The loss of businesses that used to be in our ward.A lot of the manufacturing facilities are gone and ward...

2015 5th ward alderman candidate: Michael Haji-Sheikh

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: Associate engineering professor at NIU, former soccer coach, music boosters member, Faculty Senate member and DeKalb County Community Gardens volunteer Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: Right now we have a large...

2015 7th ward alderman candidate: Monica O’Leary

By Andre Phillips | April 2, 2015

Involvement: 7th ward alderwoman, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church minister, board member of service that helps low-income families who need assistance with rent and lights Q: What do you think is the most pressing issue in your ward?A: Crime. We have...