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Photos from a WNIJ public records request to the DeKalb County Health Department. Photos were sent to Health Department officials at various times via email since 2016. Photos and emails do not reflect internal remedial efforts made in response by Suburban management or maintenance crews, and it’s unclear whether management was made aware of tenant concerns before tenants reached out to the health department.

Tenants living in unincorporated apartments report health concerns to county

By Sarah Jesmer | December 9, 2019

Editor's note: This story is part of a collaboration with WNIJ. Listen to this story's radio broadcast here. Read News Editor Noah Thornburgh's story here. Listen to WNIJ's broadcast on why we came to this story here.DeKALB — County renters and landlords...

A failed presidential indictment could prove detrimental

By Jordan Radloff | September 30, 2019

On Sept. 24, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi announced that the U.S. House of Representatives initiated an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, according to a Sept. 24 New York Times article. The declaration is based on evidence, presented...

Models pose nude for artists’ practice at art building

By Lucas Skye | September 12, 2019

Public nudity, when not considered a criminal offense, can conjure up images of a common nightmare: being caught naked among peers. For Life Drawing models, this nightmare is a comfortable reality.The College of Art and Design held its first community...

An festival attendee wrangles three kites Sunday at the North 40 for the DeKalb Kite Fest.

Enthusiasts brave the rain to attend the DeKalb Kite Fest

By Lucas Skye | September 10, 2019

Fewer kite enthusiasts than normal sloshed across the field on a rainy Sunday to celebrate the DeKalb Kite Fest.Sunday marked the 14th annual DeKalb Kite Fest. The event took place 11 to 4 p.m. at North 40, the field across from Barsema Hall.Those who...

A boarded-up window stands at 808 Ridge Drive apartments in 2019.

City of DeKalb acts on tenant association concerns

By Kierra Frazier | August 28, 2019

DeKALB — A proclamation was put in place during Monday night’s City Council meeting where current and former tenants of Hunter Properties spoke about property issues they experienced while leasing with the company.{{tncms-inline alignment="right"...

University supports closing wage gap

By Lisa Lillianstrom | December 2, 2018

Women work hard for their money but get paid less than men despite doing the same job, which is why it is so important NIU hosted “Closing The Gender Pay Gap.”The event was attended mostly by faculty with a low student turnout. More students should...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Eastwood Trail Chair

Eastwood Trail Chair

By The Associated Press | September 6, 2012

A life-sized cardboard cutout of actor Clint Eastwood next to an empty chair is seen overlooking a freeway in Glendale, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012. The chair is a reference to Eastwood’s 12-minute speech during last week’s Republican National...

Get your empty chairs ready

Get your empty chairs ready

By Holly New | September 6, 2012

“Do you feel lucky, punk?” Well, I do. While you were out celebrating Labor Day, I was celebrating a unique and thought-provoking new holiday: the first annual National Empty Chair Day. That’s right, I put an empty chair in my front lawn. Now, for...