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Democratic candidate for state representative pushes for bipartisan collaboration

By Dan Doren, News Reporter | September 6, 2019

Paul Stoddard, a DeKalb County Board member running for state representative of the 70th Illinois House district in 2020, had his campaign kick-off event 5:30 p.m. Thursday at 720 Somonauk Street in Sycamore. There, Stoddard gave a speech on his reasons...

Alabama’s abortion ruling takes away basic human rights

By Veronica McCulloh | May 31, 2019

In the May 15 Alabama ruling on abortion, it is illegal to receive an abortion, or for doctors to administer one, including circumstances of rape and incest.Lawmakers motioned to remove access to not only imperative healthcare, but namely the means of...

Students and community members demonstrate Oct. 29 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for an end to the Illinois budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly. The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday so students can send their grievances to lawmakers. 

SA to hold letter-writing campaign on impasse

By Maxwell Bisaillon | November 12, 2015

The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday to encourage students to write to their representatives about MAP grant funding and the budget impasse.SA Senate Speaker Dillon Domke said the campaign was created to provide students...

Gov. Bruce Rauner speaks at the DeKalb County Economic Development Corporation’s Annual Dinner and State of the County event Thursday in the Holmes Student Center, Duke Ellington Ballroom. Rauner spoke to DeKalb business leaders about cutting regulations that stagnate local business growth. “This is one of the best locations in America to build business,” Rauner said.

Rauner unmoved in budget fight

By Keith Hernandez | November 2, 2015

More than a couple hundred voices didn’t budge Gov. Bruce Rauner on Thursday, but not because he couldn’t hear them.Rauner, about 20 pounds lighter than he was in January, said during a visit to NIU he will stay the course on his refusal to continue...

Gov. visits for wrong reason

Gov. visits for wrong reason

By Dennis Muxlow | November 2, 2015

It was in poor taste for Gov. Bruce Rauner to attend a dinner celebrating the economic success of DeKalb while many in this community, including a large portion of students, are being hurt due to his and the General Assembly’s refusal to pass a budget.Rauner...

SA rally failed to answer questions

By Kara Mercer | November 2, 2015

It was great to see my fellow NIU students, faculty and so many other groups at the Student Association rally, but the demonstration, though well organized, fell short of my expectations.Groups like the Voluntary Action Center, Kishwaukee College and...

Students and community members demonstrate Oct. 29 in the Martin Luther King Jr. Commons for an end to the Illinois budget impasse between Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly. The Student Association will begin a letter-writing campaign Friday so students can send their grievances to lawmakers. 

Students demonstrate for end to budget stall

By Maxwell Bisaillon and Nick Bosshart | November 2, 2015

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, said he will meet with Bethany Vanover, SA Senate Legislative Director, this week to see what the SA’s next steps will be after Thursday’s rally.Approximately 200 students and community members filled...

Faculty Senate demands end to state budget impasse

By Margaret Maka | October 29, 2015

Faculty Senate passed a resolution calling on Gov. Bruce Rauner and the General Assembly to end the budget impasse.The resolution is similar to those passed by the University Council and the Student Association, which also call for an end to the impasse...

SA rally speakers to include state representatives, nonprofits

SA rally speakers to include state representatives, nonprofits

By Northern Star staff | October 28, 2015

A Student Association rally set to take place Thursday will include speakers who have intimate knowledge of and are stakeholders in the Illinois budget impasse.State Reps. Bob Pritchard (R-Hinckley) and Ken Dunkin (D-Chicago), Faculty Senate President...

Dillon Domke, Student Association Senate Speaker, talks during an SA Senate meeting Sunday. The SA has invited students from Northeastern University, College of DuPage and Kishwaukee College, amongst others, to participate in a rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU on Thursday.

SA asks schools to join in on rally

By Rachel Scaman | October 26, 2015

The Student Association has reached out to students at other Illinois colleges and universities to participate in Thursday’s rally during Gov. Bruce Rauner’s visit to NIU.The SA has contacted Northeastern Illinois University, DePaul University, College...

An aerial view of the Huskie Stadium.

Huskie Stadium turns 50

By Sabreena Saleem | October 19, 2015

A small piece of sod from Glidden Field was planted at the 1965 opening of Huskie Stadium to symbolize the change of football activities to the new stadium — a facility that continues to grow.NIU’s football team competed on the Glidden Field before...

Freshman business administration major Christopher Harris loads his belongings on to a cart while moving into Stevenson Hall on Friday. More than 5,000 students have been credited for MAP grant funding, despite a budget impasse.

NIU credits fall MAP grants

By Keith Hernandez | August 24, 2015

More than 5,000 NIU students who qualify for Monetary Assistance Program funding have been credited an estimate of what they would have received had an Illinois budget been approved at the start of the semester.NIU has joined other Illinois universities,...