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NIU President Lisa Freeman poses Oct. 7 with Kishwaukee College President Laurie Borowicz at the signing of the agreement.

NIU partners with Kishwaukee college for accelerated degree program

By Ahyen Labanan | October 28, 2019

DeKALB — Students can earn two degrees in three years through NIU’s partnership with Kishwaukee College and DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa-Kingston, Hiawatha, Indian Creek and Rochelle Township high schools.The “2 Degrees in 3 Years” program allows students...

Turbines to expand, group to block effort

By Northern Star Staff | May 7, 2018

DeKALB — The DeKalb County Board approved a wind ordinance, now expanding the proposed project to the northern part of DeKalb County, raising concern among residents.The 500-foot wind turbines will be visible throughout the county and Concerned Citizens...

NIU professor captures tornado in northern Illinois

Cameras in hand, faculty chase northern Illinois tornado

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Associate meteorology professor Walker Ashley didn’t know he was going to see an EF4 tornado when he drove out on I-88 to observe Thursday’s storm.The tornado that hit northern Illinois resulted in two deaths and left a trail of destruction from Ashton...

Local Church raises funds for Tanzania

By Zachary Brictson | March 27, 2011

DeKALB | Baroque-era music filled the sanctuary of the First Congregational United Church of Christ on Sunday as part of an effort to raise money for schools in Tanzania. The fundraiser was part of Tanzania Development Support's mission to construct a...