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Different graphs shows car crash data from 2023 in DeKalb. In 2023, DeKalb had 580 more crashes than 2013. (Northern Star graphic)

DeKalb sees an increase in car crashes

By Devin Oommen and Rachel Cormier | May 1, 2024

DeKALB – As DeKalb has seen a flood of new drivers on its streets, statistics show that car accidents have risen 126% since 2013. DeKalb Police Department Commander Steve Lekkas provided background on the notable car crashes and traffic statistics...

Huskie buses sit parked in the Huskie Line bus barn. On Sunday at Francis Road in Virgil Township near Illinois Route 38, police responded to a car crash involving a Huskie Bus. (Gabby Crabtree | Northern Star)

Driver collides with NIU Huskie Bus in Virgil

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 17, 2024

DeKALB – A 25-year-old St. Charles driver is in critical condition after colliding with an NIU Huskie Bus on Sunday. Around 8:39 p.m. Sunday, Kane County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to an accident at Francis Road in Virgil Township near Illinois...

No injuries reported in sorority house crash

By Robert Baird | April 1, 2013

A vehicle crashed through the Alpha Sigma Alpha (ASA) sorority house, 1019 Ridge Drive, shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday. DeKalb Police Sgt. Jim Haacker said there were no injuries. The driver, 22, had a learners permit, Haacker said. She was taking a right...

Danny Cozzi | Northern Star
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...

‘They were perfect for each other’: Friends remember Weber, Getzelman

By Shaun Zinck and Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 23, 2011

Education philosophy instructor Molly Swick remembers when Alexis "Lexi" Weber first walked in her class. "I first met Lexi when she enrolled in my EPFE 201 class during the spring of 2009. I loved her energy and wit from the start," Swick said. "Lexi...