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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...

Volunteers needed for Sunday tornado relief work

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

About 250 volunteers are needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to help with tornado relief.All volunteers must be 15 or older, and those younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers must wear hard-soled boots or shoes and long pants....

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...

Northern Rehab collecting supplies for tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Northern Rehab is serving as a collection center for donations to victims of Thursday's tornadoes.Donations can be dropped off at any of the Northern Rehab offices:3266 Resource Parkway in DeKalb232 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb540 E. Main St. in Genoa1211...

NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Student Involvement and Leadership Development is collecting donations for those affected by Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois.Donations of clothing, food and personal care items will be taken in the Campus Life Building, Suite 150, according...

A corner of the Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial in Kirkland displays damage from skateboarders. The memorial has been a target of vandalism including graffiti and name plates being torn off.

Veterans hope to restore memorial

By Eric Beesley | November 21, 2010

The Northern Illinois Veterans Memorial, located in Kirkland, has seen better days. Over the past couple of years, the memorial has been the victim of graffiti and other types of vandalism. Name plates have been ripped off, and its corners have been damaged...