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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, Assistant News Editor | 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...