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A crowd of women smile at a presenter during the Emerging Women Leaders conference. State Rep. Jeff Keicher honored two local women for their service.(Courtesy of Rep. Jeff Keicher)

Rep. Keicher recognizes local leaders at Emerging Women Leadership event 

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | April 28, 2023

DeKALB – Local leaders Lesli Melendy, executive director of the Metro West Council of Government, and Jonelle Bailey, executive director of the Sycamore Park District, represented female leadership at the prestigious Emerging Women Leaders event with...

Illinois Representative Jeff Keicher (left), NIU President Lisa Freeman and Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker in conversation after a press conference Tuesday. During this press conference, Pritzker spoke on college funding and ensuring affordable education for Illinois students. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Pritzker discusses college funding at NIU

By Joseph Howerton, Video Editor | April 4, 2023

Editor's note: This piece was updated at approximately 3 p.m. on Tuesday to include more information. DeKALB – With a historic push on higher education, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker emphasized the funding that his proposed fiscal year 2024 budget...

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

Upcoming events: week of Oct. 7

By Northern Star Staff | October 6, 2019

MondayBoard of Trustees Professor Seminar: Ross Powell, Board of Trustees professor of geology and environmental geosciences, will give a seminar on NIU’s research into climate change 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Holmes Student Center, Capitol Room....

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...