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Students gather near Sweet Butts Cotton Candy, the food truck serving cotton candy on Wednesday. The food trucks were located on Normal Road near the Holmes Student Center. 
(Ariyonna McGahee | Northern Star)

Food Truck Wednesday hits the road

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | October 31, 2023

DeKALB – Normal Road’s closure has eliminated its traffic since August; but since then, students and trucks have been lining up on that street for a different reason. Wednesday’s Food Truck event had consistently brought students to Normal Road...

Cars drive under the newly painted NIU underpass mural entering and leaving the NIU campus on Annie Glidden Road. The mural was a collaboration between NIU and the city of DeKalb funded from a grant to create more public art in DeKalb. (Rachel Cormier | Northern Star)

New NIU mural welcomes students to Huskie Nation

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | August 31, 2023

DeKALB - Huskie Nation has a defining new entrance with the unveiling of the mural painted on the Annie Glidden Road underpass. Huskies can now see new NIU decor around campus from the new NIU logo street signs and the visible red and black “Huskie...

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

Upcoming events: week of Sept. 2

By Northern Star Staff | September 1, 2019

MondayJonamac Orchard grand opening weekend: Jonamac Orchard will be opening its weekend activities. The corn maze will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and apple picking will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the rest of the season.TuesdayNIU Esports club open...

DeKalb Postpones smoking ban discussion

By Jackie Nevarez | September 17, 2015

City Council postponed an ordinance that would prohibit smoking on streets and sidewalks touching NIU in support of the Smoke-Free Campus Act.The Smoke-Free Campus Act, which has been in effect since July 1, does not allow smoking in indoor and outdoor...

NIU, Kishwaukee College leaders to speak about DeKalb county businesses

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

The final registration date for people interested in hearing community leaders speak about the impact of NIU and Kishwaukee College on DeKalb County businesses is noon Monday.Jennifer Groce, NIU director of Community Affairs, and Kishwaukee College President...

Dividing VP role will increase productivity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 3, 2014

NIU is taking an important step in cutting the costs of administrative positions by disassembling the job of retiring vice president Bill Nicklas.As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Nicklas oversaw the NIU Police Department, human...

NITRO run offers program for all fitness levels, skills

By Keisha Howerth | April 16, 2014

The Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization will offer a Walk to Run 101 program for people of all fitness levels.NITRO will begin the fifth year of its Walk to Run 101 program Monday night at Hopkins Park, 1403 Sycamore Road. NITRO members and volunteers...

NITRO to offer Walk to Run 101

By Northern Star Staff | March 31, 2014

The Northern Illinois Trail Runners Organization will host the eight-week Walk to Run 101 program training for the NITRO Trailblazer 5K Run.The nine-week program begins April 21 with walking and jogging and finishes June 21 with a 5K Run at the Sycamore...

Rey voted in as mayor of DeKalb

By Northern Star Staff | April 9, 2013

John Rey will use his new position as mayor to bring the city and its leaders together. Rey said his first goal as mayor will be to build a coalition with the seven aldermen on City Council. He said this will bring the group “together as a team.”...

Mayoral candidates reflect on the city budget

By Ryan Chodora | March 27, 2013

Tax increment financing (TIF), the city budget and the new city manager are all big topics in the current mayoral race. “I want to see us stay on the strong fiscal path that we’ve been on the last few years,” said Jennifer Groce, mayoral candidate...

Jennifer Groce

Jennifer Groce

By Ali Combs | March 5, 2013

Jennifer Groce, Re:New DeKalb's execitive director

DeKalb mayoral candidates (from left to right) Mark Verbic, John Rey, Jennifer Groce and David Jacobson respond to citizens questions during a candidates night event on Thursday which was moderated by Dan Kenney (far right) of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of DeKalb, 158 N. Fourth St.

DeKalb County Democrats host mayoral debate

By Ryan Chodora | February 24, 2013

Mayoral candidates sat down together on Thursday to answer questions from the public during a forum hosted by the DeKalb County Democrats. “They [voters] are making a very important decision in voting for the next leader of our city,” said mayoral...