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U.S. Rep. Lauren Underwood talks to a crowd in downtown DeKalb about why voting matters in contemporary elections in November, 2022. Underwood recently proposed $2.5 million in funding for Safe Passage to build a new shelter. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Proposed $2.5 million for Safe Passage would bring new shelter

By Joseph Howerton, News Reporter | April 30, 2023

Clarification: This headline was updated to better reflect that the money for the Safe Passage shelter is still a proposal and not guaranteed. DeKALB – As Sexual Assault Awareness Month comes to a close, Rep. Lauren Underwood made a proposal to address...

 Protesters demonstrating views against Sexual Violence in front of Van Orthopedic, during Take Back the Night Monday night. ( Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon | Northern Star )

Safe Passage hosts annual Take Back The Night

By Kaitlyn Lee-Gordon, News Reporter | April 18, 2023

DeKALB – In light of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, survivors of sexual and domestic violence gathered in protest of sexual violence at the Egyptian Theatre Monday. With a crowd of over 40 people, the Take Back the Night event presented by Safe...

(From left) Sen. Dick Durbin, Rep. Lauren Underwood and NIU President Lisa Freeman begin their tour of the clean room lab Wednesday on the second floor of the NIU College of Engineering and Engineering Technology. Underwood previously visited the lab on Jan. 20 after she secured a grant for NIU, one of the 15 projects selected for Community Projects Funding in May 2022. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Members of Congress visit NIU, update microchip funding

By Rachel Cormier and Caleb Johnson | April 5, 2023

DeKALB – Sen. Dick Durbin and Rep. Lauren Underwood provided an update on the $1 million in funding for the Advanced Electronics Initiative and the $1.5 million in funding for a new microchip fabrication lab in the College of Engineering and Engineering...

Rep. Lauren Underwood removes personal protective equipment used to keep the lab sterile after her tour Friday of the space. (Colin Kempsell | Northern Star)

NIU semiconductor lab receives $1.5 million in federal funding

By Colin Kempsell | January 20, 2023

DeKALB – NIU’s College of Engineering and Engineering Technology received $1.5 million in federal funds to convert its cleanroom lab into a fabrication lab for microchip research, design and prototyping. The college’s microchip fabrication lab,...

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood and staff of the Microelectronics Research and Development Lab tour the space on Friday afternoon at the Engineering Building Atrium on campus. (Colin Kempsell | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Rep. Lauren Underwood visits NIU’s semiconductor lab

By Colin Kempsell | January 20, 2023

DeKalb – U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood paid NIU a visit on Friday afternoon to tour the NIU Microelectronics Research and Development Lab as part of a community tour of projects that the representative secured funding for as part of the federal...

Grammy award-winning musician and Illinois native Jeff Tweedy, frontman of rock band Wilco, will perform at an early vote rally on Nov. 2 at the Egyptian Theatre in DeKalb.

Early vote rally to be held at Egyptian Theatre

By Eddie Drinkwine | November 1, 2022

DeKALB – Congresswoman of Illinois’ 14th congressional district, Lauren Underwood, and Jeff Tweedy, a Grammy award-winning singer and guitarist from the band Wilco, will be holding an early vote rally and concert from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesday...

Students giving a show of hands on Monday afternoon in response to Representative Underwood asking the crowd on their plans to vote before or on election day on Campus. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

IN PICTURES: Congressional incumbent Lauren Underwood rallies on campus

By Sean Reed, Multimedia Editor | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – Early voting began at the Holmes Student Center on Monday and NIU College Democrats hosted a “Party to the Polls” event with guest speakers from the ballot.  Representative Lauren Underwood and NIU professor Dr. Linh Nguyen guest spoke...

Congresswoman Lauren Underwood stands in front of students at NIUs MLK Commons on Oct. 24, 2022. Underwood shows support for the youth vote ahead of midterm elections. (Sean Reed | Northern Star)

Early voting opens at Holmes, Underwood and Nguyen speak

By Colin Kempsell | October 24, 2022

DeKALB – NIU College Democrats took students on a “Party to the Polls” Monday at the Martin Luther King Commons, joined by special guest speakers Professor Linh Nguyen and Congresswoman Lauren Underwood. The event began at 10 a.m. with members...

Representative Underwood talks gun control, healthcare at town hall

By Kierra Frazier | September 5, 2019

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood held a town hall for students on Tuesday and discussed how Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this fall.The town hall meeting was the first one Underwood held specifically for college students....

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...

SA to host Rep. Underwood Sept. 3

SA to host Rep. Underwood Sept. 3

By Northern Star Staff | August 28, 2019

A town hall for NIU students with Rep. Lauren Underwood (IL-14) will be held Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Holmes Student Center, Clara Sperling Sky Room.There, Underwood will be answering questions attendees have about financial aid, student...