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SA’s motion to dismiss denied

By Keith Hernandez | February 16, 2017

DeKALB — A motion to dismiss a lawsuit against the Student Association Senate alleging an Open Meetings Act violation was denied Friday, continuing an almost year-long legal dispute.Judge Bradley Waller of the 23rd Judicial Circuit Court allowed proceedings...

Hearing set for SA lawsuit

By Lindsey Salvatelli | January 26, 2017

DeKALB — A pretrial hearing for a pending lawsuit against the Student Association Senate is set to be held Feb. 2.Leon Kincaid, former SA senator, filed a complaint April 29 against the SA for allegedly violating the Illinois Open Meetings Act when...

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association Senator, speaks during a Veterans’ Day ceremony Nov. 11, 2014, at a flagpole near Altgeld Hall.

SA moves to dismiss former Senator’s suit

By Northern Star staff | November 17, 2016

 DeKALB | After the Student Association filed a motion to dismiss the case by Leon Kincaid, former Student Association Senator, Oct. 11, SA Senate Speaker Christine Wang said she will conduct all Senate meetings in compliance with the Illinois Open...

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, speaks during a Veterans’ Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2014, at the flagpole southeast of Altgeld Hall.

Former senator sues SA in open meeting case

By Leah Nicolini | May 2, 2016

Leon Kincaid, former Student Association senator, filed a complaint Friday suing the SA Senate up to $5,000 for “intentional” violation of the Illinois Open Meetings Act. The Student Association has not received a copy of the complaint as of Sunday.The...

SA election turnout fall continues

By Alexander Chettiath and Maggie Koll | October 1, 2015

More than 600 students voted in the first online Student Association Senate elections, said Election Commissioner Kevin Gordon, a decrease from last year’s 720 student turnout.Student turnout for SA Senate elections have been on a decline for the past...

Senate will not act on senator’s domestic battery charge

By Northern Star staff | September 10, 2015

The Student Association Senate will not be taking any action as of Tuesday regarding a senator who is facing charges of domestic battery.SA Senator Leon Kincaid, 32, of DeKalb, was charged with domestic battery Sept. 2. Kincaid serves as a senator to...

SA Senator charged with domestic battery

SA Senator charged with domestic battery

By Northern Star staff | September 8, 2015

Student Association Senator Leon Kincaid, 32, of DeKalb, was charged with domestic battery Wednesday.Kincaid serves as a senator to District 2, which encompasses students living west of Annie Glidden Road and north of I-88, but within the city of DeKalb,...

Terrance Terry, freshman business administration major, votes online in the 2015 Student Association executive elections March 24 in Neptune Hall. This fall’s SA Senate elections will also use social media website Huskie Link as a voting platform, as well as include candidate information and endorsements.

SA to add candidate profiles to Huskie Link ballots

By Satta Kendor & Jackie Nevarez | September 8, 2015

Students will be able to access verified candidate information and endorsements online when they vote for their Student Association Senate representatives this month.The 2015 SA executive elections piloted online voting through Huskie Link, a social media...

Letter to the Editor: More participation needed in SA Senate elections

By Leon Kincaid | September 2, 2015

The election cycle for Student Association Senators is approaching and it’s important that we have more candidates run this time to ensure a full and accurate representation of the student body. Last year, only one seat was filled for the district which...

Northern Star SA coverage lacking

By Leon Kincaid | April 29, 2015

The Student Association director of Public Affairs, Joe Palmer, stressed the importance of the Northern Star’s role during Senate’s meeting this Sunday and encouraged senators to read each paper and check daily for updates online.However, after a...

SA President Frascello supports Senate’s call for student veteran support

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2015

Student Association President Joe Frascello announced his support Friday for a Feb. 22 SA Senate resolution demanding NIU fill a vacant Military Student Services counseling position.SA Senator Leon Kincaid said 22 veterans take their lives daily and there...

Letter to the Editor: No change coming from Voice of Change

By Leon Kincaid | March 22, 2015

The Voice of Change? Sounds like more of the same.As an editorial of the Northern Star has already pointed out, the last few Student Association presidents were all Greek. The Voice of Change’s candidates aren’t any different and Thursday’s debate...