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NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Student Involvement and Leadership Development is collecting donations for those affected by Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois.Donations of clothing, food and personal care items will be taken in the Campus Life Building, Suite 150, according...

A Waste Management truck pulls out of the DeKalb County Recycling and Disposal Facility and landfill, 18370 Somonauk Road. The landfill will expand to accept more waste, which will bring in more money for the county.

Landfill to expand, bring in more revenues, wastes

By Alissa Jacob | March 5, 2014

The DeKalb County Landfill is expanding in exchange for a $1 million contribution from DeKalb County Waste Management to the town of Cortland.The Town of Cortland is one mile from the landfill, 18370 Somonauk Road. Waste Management spokeswoman Lisa Disbrow...

A Cortland ambulance exits the drive from Cortland Elementary School Tuesday. More than 60 people were treated for low-level carbon monoxide exposure after gas from a landfill swept over the school, 370 E. Lexington Ave.

More than 60 ill after landfill gas hits school

By Lark Lewis | January 15, 2014

A quick recovery is expected for most of the those ill following a Tuesday gas exposure incident at Cortland Elementary school, 370 E. Lexington Ave.According to a statement released by Waste Management, a third-party construction company was working...

‘Stop the Mega-Dump’ arguments to be heard in September

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | March 26, 2012

Stop the Mega-Dump met Monday night to update citizens on the appeal filed against the expansion of the DeKalb County dump. Group Chairman Dan Kenney, said he received an email from the group’s attorney on Friday telling him that the Illinois Attorney...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Bringing class to DeKalb High School

By Shelby Devitt | August 28, 2011

The new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, was dedicated at a public ceremony Friday night on the 50-yard line of the football field. The people who made the new, multi-million dollar facility possible were recognized, including current and former...

Police say Cortland shooter found dead; victims’ injuries are not life threatening.

By Kyla Gardner | July 26, 2011

Cortland | Two Cortland residents suffered non-life threatening gunshot injuries Thursday night before the shooter, Michael L. Sebourn, killled himself, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's Office Press Release. Police were summoned to the house at...

Firefighters battle an electrical fire at 414 Prospect St. in DeKalb Tuesday morning.

Fire results in estimated $20K of damages

By Shaun Zinck | April 19, 2011

DeKALB | The DeKalb Fire Department is investigating an electrical fire that occurred Tuesday morning just one block from city hall. Police received a call at 10:31 a.m. on Tuesday about an electrical meter on fire at a house located at 414 Prospect St.,...

Sycamore rich with history

By Junae Bennett | March 28, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore is one of the oldest cities in the area, established in 1835. Carlos Lattin built the 1st home in Sycamore in 1835, said Mayor Ken Mundy. Farmers settled the area and opened several stores after Eli Barnes built the 1st commercial...

Cortland Festival and Parade kicks off Sunday

By Chris Krapek | October 14, 2010

The 29th Annual Cortland Festival and Parade will begin at 1 p.m. this Sunday. Staring at Loves Road and ending at Cortland Community Park, the parade will feature community bands, scout troops, clubs and other local organizations. Kicking off the parade...

Vote for Bob Brown; he opposes the expansion of the county landfill

By Letter Writer | October 13, 2010

I am a resident of DeKalb County BoardDistrict 6. One of the most important local issues in the upcomingelection is the planned expansion of the county landfill.The current County Board District 6member, Steve Walt, voted yes to create the 17-county dump...

Final two home invasion suspects arrested

By Northern Star Staff | October 13, 2010

Two people were arrested today in connection with the Sept. 28 Cortland home invasion. Wallace Sullivan Jr., 35, of Summitt, was arrested and charged with home invasion, a class x felony, according to a DeKalb County Sheriff's press release. Sullivan...