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FBI warns of bookstore scam

By Morgan Fink | September 14, 2017

DeKALB — The FBI issued a warning to students about a recent campus bookstore credit card scam that broke out at multiple universities and colleges.Officials at various universities reported their bookstores lost thousands of dollars because of the...

In Focus: Why should students be concerned about the FBI requesting access to Apple users’ data?

February 25, 2016

The FBI has requested Apple create software meant to help unlock an iPhone in connection with a terrorism attack that occurred in December in which 14 people were killed in San Bernadino, Calif. Apple refuses to create this software and the FBI plans...

DeKalb Police

NIU to hold disaster response exercise

By Northern Star staff | July 9, 2015

Streets on the west side of campus near the Convocation Center will be closed Friday for a disaster response exercise by local and federal agencies.Stadium Drive W. to Convocation Center Drive and Stadium Drive N. to Presidents Blvd. will be closed from...

Baker change could lead to future abuses

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 3, 2014

NIU President Doug Baker made some bold and slightly worrisome administrative announcements Friday.The Editorial Board applauds Baker’s efforts to clean up inefficiencies and save money; however, the consolidation of duties under Bill Nicklas, vice...

Donald Grady

Grady sues for job, citing discrimination

By Kelly Bauer | February 20, 2014

Don Grady, the NIU Police Department’s former chief, wants his job back with a public apology from the university, back pay and damages.Grady has filed a civil rights lawsuit against the Board of Trustees and former NIU President John Peters, among...

Students take action against city violence

By Kim Randall | October 16, 2013

Students at NIU are tired of hearing about daily homicides in Chicago. Save Chicago, founded by NIU student Randiss Hopkins, is an activist group working to end that violence.The organization formed recently in hopes of getting the NIU community more...

Editorial: Expectations for Phillips

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 17, 2013

A call for change is one thing NIU’s new police chief needs to hear. He says he’s already on it.The point that NIU needs change has been made since before the scandal-plagued departure of former chief Don Grady. It was made before FBI agents invaded...

NIU needs a clean slate

By Northern Star Editorial Board | March 18, 2013

Now, more than ever before, NIU and DeKalb are in a position to change. NIU President John Peters, Athletics Director Jeff Compher, NIU Police Chief Don Grady, Mayor Kris Povlsen and City Manager Mark Biernacki are on their way out—or, in the case of...

Williams placed on paid leave following FBIs search

Williams placed on paid leave following FBI’s search

By Kelly Bauer | March 8, 2013

Eddie Williams, chief of operations and executive vice president of Finance and Facilities, has been placed on paid leave following Wednesday's FBI probe. According to a news release from the university, the choice was made "in light of recent events."...

FBI agents stand outside of the NIU Campus Police Station while executing a search warrant on Wednesday morning.

FBI searches NIU campus

By Kelly Bauer & Jessi Haish | March 7, 2013

An FBI spokeswoman said the agency anticipated that its campus search would be “wrapped up” by today. FBI and state police officials executed a search warrant on NIU’s campus Wednesday; the search seemed to focus on the NIU Police Department. Agent...

A mobile investigation unit is seen beside NIUs Police Station on March 6. The FBI and Illinois State Police are executing a search warrant on campus.

FBI, Illinois State Police executing search warrant on campus

By Northern Star Staff | March 6, 2013

A mobile investigation unit and helicopter circles NIU's campus for an ongoing investigation.

‘J. Edgar’ an interesting look behind the scenes of history

By Jessica Cabe | November 14, 2011

Clint Eastwood's latest endeavor is a biopic about J. Edgar Hoover, the first director of the F.B.I. who served in the Justice Department for almost 50 years under eight presidents. The film begins in 1919 with a 24-year-old Hoover (Leonardo DiCaprio)...