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Police substation to open next week

By Morgan Fink | April 6, 2017

NIU police officials will be opening the new substation Monday in the Holmes Student Center where the TCF Bank was previously located.

Students raise their fists and chant, black lives matter, after the national anthem at the football game Saturday in Huskie Stadium against Central Michigan University.

Students protest for justice

By Nicole Scott | October 17, 2016

Students raise their fists and chant, "black lives matter," after the national anthem at the football game Saturday in Huskie Stadium against Central Michigan University.

911 service operating fully as of today

By Northern Star staff | September 22, 2016

DeKALB | The 911 emergency phone service is functioning normally in DeKalb County, as of 8:30 a.m. today.NIU and DeKalb, Sycamore, Boone, Stephenson and Ogle counties were without a normal operating 911 emergency phone service since Tuesday.“If someone...

DeKalb Postpones smoking ban discussion

By Jackie Nevarez | September 17, 2015

City Council postponed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking on streets and sidewalks touching NIU in support of the Smoke-Free Campus Act.The Smoke-Free Campus Act, which has been in effect since July 1, does not allow smoking in indoor and outdoor...

Tips for being safe on and off campus

By Rachel Scaman | September 7, 2015

You’re walking home on a Friday night, and you receive a text message informing you of a robbery that has just occurred on your street.It’s a scary thought, I know, but there are steps you can take to make sure you’re safe at the end of the night,...

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

It’s On Us preps for Action Week

By Jackie Nevarez | November 3, 2014

Community, university and student leaders gathered Monday to brainstorm ways to promote the It’s On Us sexual prevention campaign in time for the Week of Action, which starts Nov. 17.The Student Association announced its involvement with It’s On Us,...

Marijuana, ammo found in dormitory

By Northern Star Staff | April 8, 2014

Thomas E. Goodlow Jr., 19, of Chicago, was arrested for marijuana and ammunition in his residence hall room Saturday.Goodlow was charged with possession of cannabis 30 grams and under, possession of cannabis with intent to deliver and unlawful possession...

Students can encounter dangerous situations when traveling. Police advised walkers to pay attention to traffic.

Police use discretion when ticketing students in traffic incidents

By Daniel Ehrhardt | September 18, 2013

Not paying attention to the road — in a car or on foot — can come with consequences.It’s up to an officer to give a citation or warning to students who are involved in traffic incidents or who break rules while traveling, said NIU police Lt. Don...