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Cars drive under the newly painted NIU underpass mural entering and leaving the NIU campus on Annie Glidden Road. The mural was a collaboration between NIU and the city of DeKalb funded from a grant to create more public art in DeKalb. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

New NIU mural welcomes students to Huskie Nation

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | August 31, 2023

DeKALB - Huskie Nation has a defining new entrance with the unveiling of the mural painted on the Annie Glidden Road underpass. Huskies can now see new NIU decor around campus from the new NIU logo street signs and the visible red and black “Huskie...

The run-down pavement and potholes of Greenbrier Road filled with melted snow and sleet after a snowstorm in the North Annie Glidden neighborhood. The city is limiting heavy vehicle travel on multiple roads due to deteriorating road conditions. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

City says weather will limit heavy vehicle travel

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 23, 2023

DeKALB – Starting Feb. 27, a seasonal weight limit will restrict vehicles over 8,000 lbs from driving through certain DeKalb roads. The City of DeKalb issued a restriction on oversized vehicles due to freeze-thaw cycles that threaten to severely...

“Suspicious package” was dismissed

By Northern Star staff | August 30, 2016

DeKalb Police reported a “suspicious package” found late Sunday in an apartment complex was nonthreatening to residents.After a resident at 408 N. Annie Glidden Road called police about a “bomb looking device” he/she found in the building, residents...

Carjacking suspect identified by police

By Northern Star staff | April 11, 2016

The suspect in a Wednesday carjacking and suicide has been identified as Malik Henry, 19, of DeKalb.Henry shot himself while in the car he had stolen from 919 Ridge Drive, according to a DeKalb Police news release.An emergency 911 call placed at 1:30...

Road safety check ends in 16 arrests

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2014

There were 16 arrests and two written warnings issued during the roadside safety checks on Annie Glidden Road over the weekend.There were two drivers license offences, three occupant restraint offences and two alcohol/drug arrests, according to a news...

Weekly Gripe: Checkpoint traffic video is misleading

By Carl Nadig | September 23, 2014

A controversial video showing a DeKalb resident being pulled over for a weekend traffic checkpoint doesn’t provide the evidence of unlawful seizure it claims to.DeKalb resident Ryan Taylor’s video shows his interaction at a safety traffic checkpoint...

University can’t afford to renovate house

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 23, 2014

NIU should prioritize its spending on students’ needs instead of the abandoned Oderkirk House, 217 N. Annie Glidden Road.The recently formed Annie Glidden Agrarian Society is fighting for NIU to fund repairs to the historic house. If the society can...

Point Counterpoint: Concealed Carry

By AJ Edwards and Holly New | September 24, 2013

AJ EdwardsCarry law needs guidanceOn July 9, Illinois approved the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, giving licensed residents permission to carry a concealed handgun. While I can see the good intentions behind this act and support it to an extent, I feel...

Construction continues on DeKalb roads

By Northern Star Staff | September 25, 2012

A bridge replacement on Bethany Road and road widening of Annie Glidden Road are still in the works. The Bethany Road project began in spring of 2012 after being categorized as “functionally obsolete” by nationalbridges.com. The project on Annie Glidden...

Construction on I-88 to close Annie Glidden exit

By Northern Star Staff | April 3, 2012

38 miles of I-88 will be under construction in a project which began April 1. The project aims to extend the life of the tollway by resurfacing 38 miles of road as well as rehabilitating 16 bridges between Illinois Route 56 in North Aurora and Illinois...

Don’t let jaywalking claim your life

By Kayla Nebel | April 2, 2012

While I was walking down Annie Glidden Road a couple days ago, I counted 13 people jaywalking. There were cars coming, yet pedestrians were completely disregarding the fact that giant heaps of metal, rubber and glass were hurtling toward them at 35 mph....

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...