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The berimbau comes from Africa and was brought to Brazil during the Transatlantic slave trade.

Upcoming Arcomusical concert, berimbau demonstration at DeKalb Public Library

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | December 2, 2022

DeKALB – Ring in the holidays with a live musical performance by Arcomusical at 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 9 at the DeKalb Public Library post opening hours. Arcomusical is an ensemble dedicated to the berimbau instrument and its music. The berimbau is a...

Redshirt senior wide receiver Cole Tucker runs on the field during the second half of NIUs 115th homecoming game against the University of Toledo Rockets on Oct. 8 at Huskie Stadium. Tucker played his final game at NIU on Saturday, becoming the eighth player in NIU history to reach 2,000 receiving yards on his career. (Northern Star File Photo)

Cole Tucker leaves a lasting legacy at NIU

By Joseph Segreti, Senior Sports Reporter | November 29, 2022
NIU’s longtime pass-catcher, Cole Tucker, makes his exit from the college stage with a legacy that won’t soon be forgotten.
The DeKalb Public Library will be sponsoring an afternoon concert highlighting Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the library’s Yusunas Meeting Room.

Hawaiian Show to be featured at DeKalb Public Library

By Evan Mellon, Senior News Reporter | November 16, 2022

Hawaii is coming to the DeKalb Public Library for an afternoon of music and fun. The DeKalb Public Library will be sponsoring an afternoon concert highlighting Hawaiian music at 2 p.m. on Saturday in the library’s Yusunas Meeting Room The event...

Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center remained open for voters waiting in line on Nov. 8, 2022 in DeKalb, IL.

Civic duty, comfy shoes discussed at Barsema during dusk of Election Day

By Evan Mellon, Senior News Reporter | November 8, 2022

DeKALB – NIU students and DeKalb residents offered their opinions about polling and voting in the 2022 midterm election at the closing polls at Barsema Alumni and Visitors Center.   Alannis Munoz, a senior political science major at NIU Why...

Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville, waves to a crowd of supporters at an early vote rally at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb, IL, Nov. 2, 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Rep. Underwood and Tweedy rock the Egyptian Theatre

By Evan Mellon, Senior News Reporter | November 2, 2022

DeKALB – An early vote rally held Wednesday at the Egyptian Theatre brought together supporters of Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Naperville and fans of musician Jeff Tweedy for a night of political speeches and music. The event began around 7:20 p.m....

The 24-hour vigil will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State St.

24-hour veterans vigil to be held Nov. 4

By Evan Mellon, Senior News Reporter | November 2, 2022

A 24-hour Veterans Vigil will be held by the DeKalb County Courthouse from 3:30 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday to honor American veterans and their service. An opening ceremony for the vigil is open to the public. It will feature guest speakers...

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

Join the Northern Star for 2022 midterm election coverage

By Colin Kempsell, News Reporter | October 17, 2022

With Election Day approaching on Nov. 8, political campaigns in the state of Illinois will continue to escalate through the end of the month and beyond. Join the Northern Star in comprehensive election coverage, from local races in DeKalb to the gubernatorial...

A view of the balcony seating mural in the Egyptian Theatre.

Tickets now available for Egyptian Theatre’s ‘BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour’

By Laqes Davis, Lifestyle Writer | September 23, 2022

DeKALB — The Egyptian Theatre is hosting an event called the “BOO’ze & Spirits Flashlight Tour” this fall. The theater will share scary stories and reveal secrets about ghosts that roam throughout the building.  According to the event...

Jazz in Progress to perform at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the DeKalb Public Library in the main lobby.

Upcoming event: ‘Swingin’ the Bandshell’

By Kyron Lewis, Lifestyle Writer | August 26, 2022

DeKALB — The band Jazz in Progress will be hosting their annual "Swingin’ the Bandshell" concert at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 30. The concert will be held at the Dee Palmer Band Shell in Hopkins Park, 1407 Sycamore Road. The event is free of charge and open...

Vendor Larsons County Market sells at the DeKalb Farmers Market every Thursday

Small businesses expand at DeKalb Farmers’ Market

By Joey Trella, Opinion Editor | July 1, 2022
DeKalb Farmers' Market in downtown DeKalb allows residents to explore local vendors and small businesses until September.
NIU bus driver waits at the bus stop on University Circle. NIU public transit, which includes the Huskie Line busses will no longer require masks.

DeKalb public transit drops mask mandate

By Ally Formeller | April 24, 2022
Huskie Line and Greyhound bus passengers will no longer be required to wear a mask following the updated federal mandate.