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A DeKalb police cruiser.

1 man dead in car accident on Route 23

By Kelly Bauer | January 27, 2014

A local man died following a Sunday night car accident on Route 23, according to a report from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.Patricia J. Fisher, 45, of DeKalb, was driving when she lost control of the car and spun into another lane, according to...

Culvers crew member Dave Campos (left) and Culvers trainer Rose Zaccone scoop custard for a customer on Tuesday evening for an event hosted by the Sycamore Culvers where 50% of proceeds was donated to the family of Matthew Ranken.

Culver’s throws benefit for victim’s family

By Ryan Chodora | April 2, 2013

DeKalb and Sycamore residents packed into Culver’s, 1200 DeKalb Ave., to support the family of Matthew Ranken. Sycamore resident Matthew Ranken, 11, was killed on Feb. 27 in an auto accident on Route 64 in Kane County. Culver’s restaurant held a benefit...

NIU student killed in car accident

By Joe Palmer | February 11, 2013

A single car accident in the western suburb of Lombard claimed the life of NIU student Kyle Kacirek.

Kacirek, 26, was the passenger in a car driven by his friend, Adam Smith, 24, that hit a tree at what police called "an extreme speed," according to the Chicago Tribune’s April 16 article.

The accident occurred shortly before 1 a.m. April 15 on residential Maple Road. Both men died instantly.

Kacirek was a senior English major at NIU. His long-time friend Rich Cummings, a junior English education major, described him as very intelligent and upbeat. He was always having fun, Cummings said.

Cummings also described Kacirek

as caring, especially when it came to his family.

"He has very dedicated to his parents," Cummings said.

Car Accident

Car Accident

By James McCarter | October 17, 2012

A tow truck driver from Lovett’s Towing prepares to clean the road after an accident. The accident occurred on Annie Glidden Rd in between Hillcrest and Varsity. There were three cars involved two sedans and a pickup truck. Everyone involved in the...

Car hits motorized scooter

By Northern Star Staff | April 12, 2012

An accident between a car and scooter occurred around 2:00 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Newman Road and Garden Road. A blue Taurus rear-ended a scooter at the Newman Road stop sign, said DeKalb Police Officer Jared Burke. The scooter stopped at...

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People gather at Feed em Soup Wednesday night at First Lutheran Chuch in DeKalb. Alexis Weber was a volunteer for Feed em Soup.

Local soup kitchen honors crash victims

By Danny Cozzi | February 24, 2011

A memorial service was held by Feed ‘em Soup at the First Lutheran Church, 324 N. Third St. for Alexis "Lexi" Weber and Timothy Getzelman. Both died in a car accident Monday night. The memorial event was held at the soup kitchen from 5 to 7 p.m. on...

Head-on collision occurs on Route 64

By Northern Star Staff | February 10, 2011

Two vehicles were involved in a head-on collision on state Route 64 Wednesday afternoon. Nicholas A. Skrede, 25, of Sycamore, allegedly drove into the opposite lane when he hit an oncoming car. His vehicle was found in the north ditch facing south. Skrede...

Two cars collided on Lucinda Avenue Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Car accident on Lucinda slows traffic

By Daniel Ciamprone | February 8, 2011

DeKALB | Two cars collided on Lucinda Avenue right in front of NIU police building around noon Monday. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said a silver Ford Focus was heading North on Wirtz towards Lucinda, while a red Ford Mustang was heading East on Lucinda....

Winter driving on Lincoln Hellway

By Aaron Brooks | January 17, 2011

On Dec. 12, all I wanted was some pancakes. For those of you who do not remember that day, it was the Sunday when the Bears got baited by the Patriots in the "Blizzard Bowl." I live in Rochelle, and my options for breakfast consist of McDonald's and Burger...

Rochelle man died in DeKalb after getting by a car

By Northern Star Staff | December 2, 2010

A Rochelle man died after getting hit by a car Wednesday night. At 6:11 p.m. Wednesday, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Police were called to investigate two accidents on the intersection of Peace and Freed Road. According to a DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office...

DeKalb offers wide coffee selection

By Allyson Martin | November 10, 2010

Coffee shops around DeKalb vary in their atmospheres, types of coffee and the amount of events going on in them. The Coffee Corner on campus serves Starbucks coffee at the Holmes Student Center. There is no seating set aside specifically for the coffee...

Man killed in car accident on Old State Road

September 19, 2010

One man was killed Friday night following a car accident in Sycamore. According to a press release from the DeKalb County Coroner's Office, Judd E. Lauger, 30, of Machesney Park, was pronounced dead at 7:17 p.m. Friday at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital...