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A DeKalb Police car sits parked on an overcast afternoon in front of the citys Police Headquarters.

DeKalb resident dies after on-the-road shooting, suspect charged

By Rachel Cormier, News Reporter | February 28, 2023

DeKALB – Deaundre Brooks, a 34-year-old resident of DeKalb, died while receiving medical care from a previous gunshot wound to his abdomen on Thursday. The victim was dropped off at the Northwestern Medicine-Kishwaukee Hospital and died while being...

Police lights flash behind caution tape.

Fire displaces 140 tenants, arson suspected, say police

By Northern Star Staff | July 10, 2019

Fire damage has displaced 140 tenants living in Ridgebrook Apartments, 808 Ridge Drive, according to DeKalb police.A press release sent at 8:27 a.m. says DeKalb fire and police departments responded 10:54 p.m. Tuesday to reports of an active fire on the...

Resident hospitalized after apartment fire

By Northern Star staff | November 30, 2017

DeKALB — A resident was injured and a cat died when an apartment fire broke out on Ninth Street Sunday.It took 15 minutes for the DeKalb, Sycamore and Cortland Fire Departments to control the situation at 116 N. Ninth St., but the fire created $100,000...

Campus counseling demand increases

By Scott Nicol | April 18, 2016

DeKalb | Juan Cibrian, junior psychology and Spanish language and literature major, said a long waitlist at Counseling and Consultation Services prevented him from receiving help for his resurfacing symptoms of anxiety and depression.Cibrian said another...

KishHealth to hold women’s health event

By Northern Star staff | February 4, 2016

KishHealth System will hold This One’s For the Girls Women’s Health Event from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Valley West Community Hospital, 15 W. Pleasant St. in Sandwich and 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 19 and 20 at Kishwaukee Hospital, 1 Kish Hospital Drive.This...

Student taken to hospital after shouting threats in DuSable

By Northern Star staff | January 22, 2016

At 11:30 a.m. today in DuSable Hall officers responded to a situation involving a student shouting threats.The student's name will not be released due to health and privacy reasons, said NIU Spokesman Joe King.“Threats are taken very seriously here...

Friends showcase ‘Timi’ Okedina’s art

By Halyley Montalvo | November 5, 2015

Rodrigo Tapia signs a poster during an art show dedicated to Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina on Wednesday in the Stevenson Smart Classroom. The exhibit showcased several paintings created by Okedina. “Seeing all his artwork, it’s just basically pieces of him out here,” Tapia said. “It means a lot.”

Slurs, injury don’t stop black lives matter protestors

By Walter Douglas | December 8, 2014

A pregnant protester was hit by a car while crossing Lincoln Highway during a march Saturday, but the protesters returned Sunday to continue their efforts to fight racism.The man who was responsible for hitting the woman was charged with one count of...

Tina Erickson (left) and her husband Brad Erickson hold hands. Before Tina Erickson collapsed and stopped breathing at the university’s Campus Mail Services Sept. 12, she had no prior health issues, Brad Erickson said. Now she is undergoing tests to reach a diagnosis for what caused her collapse.

NIU employee saves life of coworker, friend

By Jackie Nevarez | October 12, 2014

Gail Smith, 58, shouldn’t have been in the university’s Campus Mail Services when Tina Erickson, 53, collapsed and stopped breathing.On Sept. 12, Erickson and Smith went to lunch and returned to work at about 2 p.m. Tina Erickson is a mailing equipment...

Police ask for info on battery, $500 reward to be given

By Northern Star Staff | September 25, 2014

The NIU Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of three suspects involved in a reported aggravated battery that occurred 12:02 a.m. Saturday at the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue near Neptune West.The victim...

Cops investigate Sept. 20 battery

By Northern Star Staff | September 23, 2014

At 12:03 a.m. Sept. 20, aggravated battery was reported to have occurred at the 800 block of Lucinda Ave. near Neptune West. The case is open.NIU and DeKalb Police responded to a reported battery Saturday. A victim was assaulted by a group of men who...