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21-year-old charged in toddler’s murder

By Northern Star staff | November 20, 2017

DeKALB — Alexandra Hoyle, 21, of DeKalb, has been arrested in connection to the murder of 2-year-old Khalil Body.Employees at Kishwaukee Community Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive, alerted the DeKalb Police Department Nov. 10 about suspicious circumstances...

Nursing professor

Munroe was ‘good thinker,’ ‘devoted’

By Satta Kendor | January 20, 2015

The colleagues of nursing professor Donna Munroe, who died last week, are remembering her as well-liked and involved at NIU and in DeKalb.Munroe died at a Jan. 12 University Council committee meeting, according to an NIU Today news release. Munroe, who...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Man charged in stabbing of ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend is NIU student

By Northern Star Staff | October 19, 2014

The Office of Community Standards and Student Conduct is working with the DeKalb Police Department to handle the status of student Mustafa C. Sahin, who is charged with attempted first degree murder (Class X Felony), said NIU spokesman Paul Palian.Sahin,...

Sycamore woman stabbed husband’s friend in attempted murder: police

By Northern Star Staff | October 1, 2014

Police say Nicholle Martinez, 41, of Sycamore, stabbed an acquaintance of her estranged husband, leading to charges of attempted first degree homicide.At about 4 a.m. Saturday, officers responded to a report of an attack in progress in the 1300 block...

Music programs, classes open to community

By Keisha Howerth | January 22, 2014

Locals can sharpen their music skills and participate in concerts through programs offered at NIU.The courses are available through the Community School of the Arts, and children can also join the school’s choir.LessonsMusic lessons using the Suzuki...

Kish Hospital hosts Holidays with Diabetes to help with healthy eating habits

By Maria Ahmad | November 7, 2012

Diabetics pay special attention to what they eat during the holidays, but Kishwaukee’s Diabetic Team encouraged all to practice healthy holiday indulging during a program Monday. Kishwaukee Community Hospital’s Diabetes Education Team hosted Holidays...

Kish Hospital to host Artisan Market to raise money for scholarship fund

By Maria Ahmad | October 30, 2012

Kishwaukee Community Hospital Auxiliary will hold its third annual Artisan Market Friday with unique handmade crafts, original artwork, and homemade baked goods. The Artisan Market will display the arts and crafts from 45 vendors this year. A raffle will...

Blotter 9/9

By Northern Star Staff | September 10, 2012

The following was taken directly from the University Police. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law. The University Police Department provides police reports on the Web at

Sept. 10, 2012

At 1:49 p.m., an officer was sent to Cole Hall in regards to a report of criminal defacement of property. The officer arrived on the scene and started an investigation. The case is open pending further investigation.

At 7 p.m., an officer was sent to Stevenson North in regards to a report of stolen property. The officer met with the complainant and took a report. This case is open pending further investigation.

Diabetes tips shared at Kish hospital

By Olivia Willoughby | April 17, 2012

A gathering was held 6 p.m. on Tuesday night at the Kishwaukee Community Hospital, where a three attendees shared their experiences with diabetes. During the discussion, the group talked about both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and how people who have been...

Kishwaukee Communuity Hospital has purchased Windmill Plaza to
aid in the expansion of the hospital campus.

Kish hospital plans additions

By Mary Diamond | February 19, 2012

Kishwaukee Community Hospital is still growing, despite the city's shrinking population.Currently, the hospital is expanding the emergency room with six new treatment bays as well as the OB unit with four second floor maternity suites."Since opening the...

One dead in fatal crash

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | February 19, 2012

Luis Felipe Hernandez-Palmeros, 21, of DeKalb died early Sunday morning when his Hyundai rear-ended a semitrailer and trailer at the intersection of West Lincoln Highway and Normal Road.According to a press release from the DeKalb County Coroner's Office,...

Autopsy reports reveal cause of student’s death

November 14, 2011

The DeKalb County Coroner's Office received autopsy reports for a Waubonsee Community College student who died Sept. 25 in DeKalb.DeKalb County coroner Dennis Miller said the autopsy for Christian Gaytan, 21, determined the cause of death was a cardiac...