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A group of students stand across from the Stevenson South entrance. Stevenson Tower A residents were cleared to go inside at 2:03 p.m. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

Stevenson Tower A experiences an electrical fire, hot water restored

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | April 19, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece was last updated at 12:07 p.m.  DeKALB – At approximately 12:15 p.m. Friday, the Stevenson Tower A fire alarm sounded and students evacuated out of the residence hall. According to an email sent to students by Housing...

Two NIU Police officers enter doors to investigate an unverified bomb threat and shooter threat at 8:33 a.m. Barsema Hall, home to NIU’s College of Business was the target of the anonymous threat. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Authorities investigate unfounded threats against NIU, Kent State

By Sean Reed, Photo Editor | February 26, 2024

Editor’s Note: This article was updated at 3 p.m. Monday to include additional information on the ongoing investigation. DeKALB – After investigation from NIU Police, with support from Illinois and federal authorities, the university determined...

DeKalb police officers walking across a bridge on College Avenue. A 15-year-old girl was found dead on the 500 block of College Avenue. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Sex offender on parole charged with first degree murder of 15-year-old girl

By Northern Star Staff | May 7, 2023

Editor’s note: This piece was updated at 5:07 pm May 8 to reflect updates to the investigation. DeKALB – A convicted child sex offender Timothy Doll, on parole since April, has been charged in the murder of 15-year-old DeKalb High School student...

DeKalb firefighters reeling in the hose for their fire truck. A house fire broke out Sunday. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

Fire breaks out at residential home, no residents hurt

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 24, 2023

Editor’s note: This piece was updated at 1:33pm to include information about the death of the two dogs. DeKALB – A house fire broke out Sunday, at 1119 South Fourth St, leaving two dogs dead and injuring four firefighters. The source of the...

Flooding occurred at Patterson Hall East today.

BREAKING: Pipe burst at Patterson Hall East leads to flooding

By Northern Star News Staff | October 26, 2022

Editor's note: This story has been updated to reflect new information received. The original story has remained untouched. UPDATE (as of 4:55 p.m. Oct. 26) What happened, how Housing Services will fix it An email was sent to the residents of Patterson...

NIU closes campus Friday, anticipates heavy snow

By Northern Star Staff | February 8, 2018

DeKALB — The university will be closed Friday in anticipation of a snow storm expected to hit the DeKalb area.NIU announced all classes will be canceled for the day, and all offices will be closed, according to a Thursday NIU announcement. Events during...