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Cat calls not how to compliment women

By Hayley Devitt | September 25, 2013

You know the old cartoon stereotype of the construction workers heckling attractive ladies as they walk by minding their own business?Now, instead of construction workers, young men in DeKalb like to harass female students as they walk home at night.Perhaps...

Eco Park residents see increase in police presence

By Felix Sarver | May 2, 2012

Residents living in the northwest section of DeKalb City may notice more police patrolling the area than usual. That’s because the NIU police, DeKalb police and DeKalb County police made an agreement in September 2011 to increase their presence in the...

What not to do on the Huskie Bus

By Colin Remes | October 30, 2011

Many students at NIU use the bus system to get around campus. One of the largest "bus-utilizing-student-populations", are those who dwell in the Eco Park area and use the 05 bus. I am a member of that populace. This is my senior year at NIU, and I am...

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...

NIU student attacked

By Northern Star Staff | October 31, 2010

The investigation into the attack of a female student early Saturday morning continues, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith. Smith said police are currently following up on leads on the case but declined to give further comment. According to the NIU Today...

Police seek information on Saturday morning attack

By Northern Star staff | October 30, 2010

NIU released an email advisory Saturday that said officials are searching for information about an attack that happened early Saturday morning. According to the NIU Today website, a female student reported she was attacked while walking alone around 1...