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Beatles tribute band coming to Egyptian Theatre

By Parker Otto | February 5, 2020

DeKALB — The end of The Beatles came in 1970 when Paul McCartney announced he was leaving the group, but 50 years later the music of The Beatles lives on and will be performed by The Return, an American Beatles tribute band. The show will be 7:30 p.m....

New laws affect university life

By Noah Johnson | January 15, 2020

DeKALB — Over 250 new laws went into effect in Illinois at the start of the new year, some of which impact higher education in Illinois.Retention of Illinois Students and Equity ActHB 2691 allows transgender and undocumented students to be eligible...

Tutt ready to come out of Terre Haute with honors to her name

By Marcel Carrasco | November 21, 2019

DeKALB – All-American is the ultimate goal.That is what 2019 Mid-American Conference Champion Ashley Tutt said she is ready to fight for."I am so excited to be able to compete at such a prestigious event," Tutt said. "I am confident going into the race,...

Bus services expect 2018 fee and route updates

By Jessie Kern | July 30, 2018

DEKALB - Bus route changes and lower fare rates are being considered in DeKalb.The DeKalb Sycamore Area Transport Study [DSATS], Voluntary Action Center [VAC], DeKalb transportation staff, NIU staff and Transdev staff have been working towards altering...

Presidential process incites debate

By Northern Star staff | July 30, 2018

DeKALB — Former State Senator Robert W. Pritchard and student Nathan Hayes were sworn in as trustees by Chairman Wheeler Coleman July 16.“I look forward to putting the experiences I’ve had over the last fifteen years in the legislature working on...

Pass/Fail: Renovations to Holmes Student Center ; DeKalb Police Department will combat crime by reducing parking

By Lucas Skye | April 26, 2018

See what’s a pass and what’s a fail as judged by PerspectiveEditor Lucas Skye.PassRenovations to Holmes Student Center will create a student hubThere have been few alterations to the Holmes Student Center since its 1962 opening. Fortunately, this...

Pass/Fail: Dogs rescued, former college football player shot

By Danny Cozzi | September 15, 2013

Pass: Dogs rescued from fight circuit; shelter teaches loveAs an animal lover, I am sickened when I hear about any form of animal abuse.But now, 371 dogs federal and state authorities rescued late last month are being trained to love rather than fight.Authorities...

Tom Matya, President of the Board of Education for DeKalb
Community Unit School District 428 brought new issues to the board
and community members at the first meeting of the year Tuesday

DeKalb Education Board discusses 300 percent tardiness increase, emergency radio system

By Ryan Felgenhauer | September 21, 2011

The DeKalb Community Unit 428 Board of Education met Tuesday night to discuss the lengthening of passing periods at DeKalb High School and possibly hiring a manager to run DHS's new auditorium. Doug Moeller, principal of DeKalb High School introduced...