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A DeKalb Police car sits parked on an overcast afternoon in front of the citys Police Headquarters.

DeKalb resident dies after on-the-road shooting, suspect charged

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – Deaundre Brooks, a 34-year-old resident of DeKalb, died while receiving medical care from a previous gunshot wound to his abdomen on Thursday. The victim was dropped off at the Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital and died while being...

A wild mountain lion, similar to the one pictured above, was hit and killed on I-88 yesterday, according to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.

Mountain lion struck and killed on I-88

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | October 17, 2022

DeKALB COUNTY -- The Illinois Department of Natural Resources officials announced yesterday a wild mountain lion was hit by a vehicle and killed on the I-88 highway in DeKalb County.  The IDNR wildlife experts believe that this is the same mountain...

Pass/fail: Diverse film series offered, Be cautious when driving

By Shaz Sheikhali | January 28, 2014

PassThe College of Education is offering a diversity film series.It is nice to see the College of Education strive to create a diverse content selection, with movies ranging in topic from ethnicity to sexual orientation.They will be showing an array of...

I-88 moves faster with speed change

By Kate Chopelas | November 6, 2013

Interstate 88 will be quicker to navigate starting January.For 64 miles of the west route of I-88, the speed limit will increase from 65 mph to 70 mph. This part of the route includes a section of I-88 through DeKalb.“It is hard to say if it will be...

I-88 construction will close Annie Glidden exit, entrance ramps

By Joe Palmer | April 11, 2012

Students will have to find a new way to get to Northern Illinois University, as I-88 and I-294 construction continues. The resurfacing of I-88 between Route 56 in North Aurora and Illinois Route 251 in Rochelle began April 1 and will continue through...

Construction on I-88 to close Annie Glidden exit

By Northern Star Staff | April 3, 2012

38 miles of I-88 will be under construction in a project which began April 1. The project aims to extend the life of the tollway by resurfacing 38 miles of road as well as rehabilitating 16 bridges between Illinois Route 56 in North Aurora and Illinois...

I-88 construction on Peace Road moved to new date

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2010

Construction on the Peace Road eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp along I-88 has been rescheduled to Monday. The project was originally scheduled to begin today, but crews were not ready, said an Illinois Tollway spokesperson. Both ramps...

I-88 ramps to be remodeled

By Jazmen Dixon | September 1, 2010

On Aug. 26 Board members of the Illinois Tollway approved an I-88 Peace Road--ramp reconstruction project for both the westbound on-ramp and the eastbound off-ramp to Peace Road. Both will be completely resurfaced. "Each ramp will be completely remodeled...