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Community members attending the DeKalb City Councils meeting on April 10. The City Council could not pick a proposal for the use of land between West Hillcrest Drive and Blackhawk Road. (Rachel Cormier)

City Council unable to choose proposal for Greek Row lot

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 11, 2023

DeKALB – The City Council meeting was flooded with over 50 community members, many in line to voice public comments about the council’s decision to either accept the “Greek Life” or the “Community Gardens” proposal to fill the former Annie...

An automated machine that separates out wastewater samples for the NIU Covid-19 surveillance lab to test for traces of the virus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Wastewater screening indicates campus COVID-19 levels

By Bridgette Fox, Written Managing Editor | January 26, 2023

DeKALB – Although students are no longer required by NIU to screen for COVID-19, wastewater screening shows how much of the virus is present at different residence halls – which is a tool for students trying to stay healthy. Barrie Bode, professor...

Two collisions occurred on North Annie Glidden Road Thursday morning, according to the DeKalb Police Department.

DeKalb Police: Collisions on Annie Glidden Road leads to brief road closure

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | November 17, 2022

DeKALB – Two separate motor vehicle collisions occurred Thursday morning on North Annie Glidden Road, according to DeKalb City Police and Fire Department. The road was closed briefly for major clean up and towing of vehicles, according to DeKalb Police...

University to host Veterans Day activities

By Edwin Kelso | November 6, 2019

Veterans Day pays tribute to the brave men and women who have risked their lives defending our country. NIU is hosting a series of events on Nov. 11 in the spirit of honoring such heroes. The first event is the Veterans Day Flagpole Ceremony. It starts...

Body cameras in DeKalb will hold police to higher standards

By Payton Higgins | October 5, 2019

Police body cameras are an essential piece of equipment in any modern police department. The DeKalb County Board has been encouraging the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office to obtain and equip themselves with body cameras. The DeKalb police will be held...

Members from the Annie Glidden North community form small teams to discuss various improvement areas.

Annie Glidden Revitalization Plan appoints subcommittees to further progress

By Jessie Kern | February 1, 2018

Members from the Annie Glidden North community form small teams to discuss various improvement areas.

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

Phase 1 of revitalization: Community discusses issues and ideas

By Jessie Kern | September 28, 2017

Members of the DeKalb and NIU community discuss concerns and needs of the community during a Wednesday community meeting for the Annie Glidden North Revitalization Plan. This meeting is part of phase one of the initiative. 

Pass/Fail: NIU cleans, redesigns Web homepage; Post-game traffic rush could improve

By Carl Nadig | October 12, 2014

Pass: NIU cleans, redesigns Web homepageNIU’s Web redesign is a progressive step for adapting to technology-savvy students.I’m sure everyone has his or her own opinions on how he or she is adjusting to the redesign of NIU’s website, niu.edu. Regardless...

The Oderkirk House, 253 N. Annie Glidden Road, is more than 100 years old and used to be the home of members of the Glidden family. NIU leases the property and a local group is fighting for the university to repair the home.

Group fights for historic house

By Keith Hernandez | September 14, 2014

Members of a local historical society will deliver the renovation plans for a vacant campus building to the NIU Foundation Tuesday.The Annie Glidden Agrarian Society, founded by local historian Steve Bigolin and Daily Chronicle columnist Barry Schrader,...

Street names hold deep history

Street names hold deep history

By Hayley Devitt | January 13, 2013

Who is Annie Glidden, anyway? You know, of Annie Glidden Road? What about Lucinda? Ever since moving to DeKalb to attend NIU, I have wondered who these two women were and why they were important enough to have busy streets named after them. I say this...

Goodwill seeking volunteers for tax prep program

By Northern Star staff | November 21, 2011

Goodwill of Northern Illinois is looking for volunteers to help with its Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program. The locations offering this program are the Rockford Mission Service Center, the Machesney Park Goodwill store and the DeKalb Goodwill store,...

DeKalb firefighters to host chilli cook-off

By Faith Healy | November 18, 2011

Instead of putting out fires, the Dekalb Firefighters Local 1236 will be turning up the heat at its Chilli Cook-off this Sunday. The cook-off will be held from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m Sunday at Sullivan’s Tavern, 722 E. Lincoln Highway. The money raised...