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Severe wind causes series of blackouts in campus housing

By Northern Star staff | February 22, 2016

NIU experienced a series of blackouts Friday due to 70 mph winds.All the problems were due to high winds, said NIU Spokesperson Joe King. Repairs and maintenance had to be done by ComEd, King said.Northern View Community had no power for approximately...

DeKalb County Red Cross helps displaced residents

By Demarcus Robinson | October 31, 2010

Students who were displaced from a building at 916 Greenbrier Road Wednesday night, after the roof was blown off in high winds, received help from the DeKalb County Red Cross and NIU. "We provided comfort care kits [for building residents]," said Rona...