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Glidden Homestead to hold 7th annual Divas Dish

By Northern Star staff | March 30, 2015

The Glidden Homestead will hold the seventh Divas Dish fundraiser 5:30-8 p.m. April 25 at the Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.The event will feature food tastings from more than 18 local chefs and a silent auction. The Glidden Homestead and Feed’em...

Baker’s answers don’t fly

By Sharon May | October 1, 2014

I read with amusement Jackie Nevarez’s Sept. 10 Northern Star article citing President Doug Baker’s characterization of my Aug. 4 letter to the editor to the Daily Chronicle as “a lot of misinformation.”The raises and salaries of these administrators...

Pass/Fail: Illinois approves I-88 speed limit increase, Christmas advertising being posted too early

By Danny Cozzi | November 5, 2013

Pass: Illinois approves I-88 speed limit increaseStarting in January, I won’t have to be so paranoid driving 70 mph on I-88.The speed limit will be raised a whopping 5 mph at the start of the new year. Illinois Tollway’s Board of Directors voted Oct....

Pass/Fail: Res halls need more events like ’50s night, High school weapon policy is overreaching

By Danny Cozzi | October 27, 2013

Pass: Res halls need more events like '50s nightWhen I was in high school, I fell in love with doo-wop, rock ‘n’ roll and all the rebellious sounds of the 1950s.Yes, I know. Four-part harmonies and cheesy guitar solos don’t exactly ring as being...

Pass/Fail: ‘Paperless classrooms’ set for school district, Opposing same-sex marriage is outdated

By Danny Cozzi | October 23, 2013

Pass: 'Paperless classrooms' set for school districtDeKalb School District 428 is planning to have electronic devices available to every student by 2016, according to the Daily Chronicle.Students in elementary school will likely use iPads, while high...

Pass/Fail: Kids help clean trash on streets in Sycamore, Government shutting down closes Ill. parks

By Danny Cozzi | October 6, 2013

Pass: Kids help clean trash on Sycamore streetsMore than 150 kids from Sycamore and surrounding areas helped pick up litter Saturday, according to the Daily Chronicle.Kids Work Day, organized with the help of Sycamore High School Key Club, took place...

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

By Holly New | September 15, 2013

No. 5: Dennis Rodman returns from North Korea visitDennis Rodman has returned after a four-day trip to North Korea, visiting with dictator Kim Jong Un.In Beijing’s airport, Rodman referred to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

Williams not fit for position

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 27, 2012

The Northern Star Editorial Board doesn’t think Eddie Williams, executive vice president and chief of operations for Finance and Facilities, is doing his job. Since the summer, the Finance and Facilities division at NIU has been through controversies...

NIU investigation into coffee fund continues

By Felix Sarver and Kelly Bauer | August 27, 2012

NIU’s investigation into the “coffee fund” continues. On Aug. 3, the Daily Chronicle reported the alleged existence of a coffee fund. Bill Kunkel, head of transportation at the DeKalb Iron and Metal Company (DIMCO), told the Daily Chronicle several...

NIU investigates claims of ethical issues at Physical Plant

By Shelby Devitt & Northern Star Staff | August 4, 2012

According to a Daily Chronicle article, an employee of DeKalb Iron and Metal Company (DIMCO) has said NIU employees have sold scrap metal from the university to DIMCO for the last 25 years - and the money isn't going back to NIU. Bill Kunkel, head of...

Judge to render verdict in McCullough trial

By Northern Star Staff | April 11, 2012

A verdict for Jack Daniel McCullough’s rape trial is expected Thursday, after the prosecution and defense rested their cases Wednesday. Presiding Judge Robbin Stuckert said she planned to have McCullough’s verdict ready by Thursday morning, according...

Hope Haven helps organize art show

By Mary Diamond | April 8, 2012

An upcoming opening at The Art Box Sunday will feature photography and poetry from young artists with a unique perspective on life. Six residents of Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmoore Drive, DeKalb’s transitional housing shelter for homeless families, have...