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Destination Procrastination

By Samantha Manahan | March 8, 2018

It’s finally March, the month of midterms, t-shirts and spring break. This year you decided to wait to plan a trip after your big tests, but now there’s not a decently-priced flight, and you’re left with broken dreams and no plans. Never fear! -...

Find a transporation system at NIU that works for you

By Hayley Devitt | October 3, 2012

So far in my college career, I’ve always been able to get around. The half-hour drive to my community college, plus having to work in another town after class, pretty much required I have a car. However, I know that many students at NIU and other four-year...

DeKalb Police arrest two suspects in connection with car burglaries

August 31, 2011

DeKalb | Two men suspected in connection with several automobile burglaries in the DeKalb area were arrested early Wednesday, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler.Spangler said Quintin Robinson, 21, of DeKalb, and Jesse Dille, 20, of Hinckley, were arrested...

Anna Vogt | Northern Star
New parking regulations in downtown DeKalb will allow drivers to remain in city lots overnight. Changes to parking on the street, such as Lincoln Highway, will remain a no parking zone from 2-6 a.m.

Overnight parking rules change in downtown DeKalb

By Thomas Verschelde | March 2, 2011

New changes in downtown DeKalb's parking system will allow residents to park in city lots for up to 24 hours so long as they have a permit. The permits cost $10 a month and will be available to anyone who can prove residency in downtown DeKalb, said Police...

Avoid winter car troubles by planning ahead

By Eric Beesley | February 2, 2011

Staying safe behind the wheel during the cold months can be challenging. According to a press release from the DeKalb Fire Department, drivers can avoid many dangerous problems by planning ahead. Drivers should have maintenance checks on their cars as...

That name again is Mr. Plow

By Kyla Gardner | February 2, 2011

Students eating in Dog Pound Deli in Douglas early afternoon Wednesday were optimistic about rescuing their cars from the post-blizzard tundra. Elizabeth Howard, freshman nursing major, was looking forward to making a trip to Wal-mart, 2300 Sycamore Rd.,...

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