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Water shoots into the old Illini Tire Co. building as firefighters look at the damage. At 11:02 p.m. on Tuesday, firefighters and emergency crews arrived to a structure fire at 1031 W. Lincoln Highway . (Sean Reed | Northerner Star)

BREAKING: Firefighters respond to structure fire on Lincoln Highway

By Gabby Crabtree, News Editor | March 20, 2024

Editor’s note: This piece was last updated at 11:04 p.m.  DeKALB – At approximately 11:02 p.m. Tuesday, first responders responded to a structure fire at 1031 W. Lincoln Highway. Police blocked northbound on Annie Glidden at the intersection...

8 alderpeople at DeKalb City Council meeting on Monday.

City Council approves Lincoln Highway lane reduction

By Ally Formeller, News Reporter | April 26, 2022
City Council approved the reduction of Lincoln Highway from four lanes to three to make it safer for pedestrians.
Sycamore residents Katy Kingren (left) and Mel Roethlisberger stand with protest signs Thursday night at the corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street to oppose the U.S. going to war with Iran.

Residents attend anti-war protest

By Haley Galvin & Kurt Bitting | January 12, 2020

DeKALB — DeKalb and Sycamore residents attended a rally 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the corner of Lincoln Highway and First Street to stand against President Donald Trump’s actions involving Iran, particularly when the administration said it would...

Accident or crime scene cordon tape, police line do not cross.

DeKalb police release in-car video footage of incident

By Noah Thornburgh | September 1, 2019

Due to heightened public interest, the DeKalb Police Department have released footage of an Aug. 24 arrest incident, according to a press release.The 17 minute footage is available on YouTube here.Elonte E. McDowell, 25, of Aurora, was arrested and charged...

Children ride in an old fire engine at a previous DeKalb Memorial Day parade.

Ceremony, parade to honor veterans Memorial Day

By Northern Star Staff | May 21, 2019

Children ride in an old fire engine at a previous DeKalb Memorial Day parade.

Barb City Bagels transitions locations as part of Cornerstone project

By Jessie Kern | September 3, 2018

Barb City Bagels moved locations as a result of the city of DeKalb’s Cornerstone project.The $7.5 million project created a four-story building, 118 E. Lincoln Highway, now housing Barb City Bagels on the first floor and 51 apartments on floors two...

Downtown DeKalb to get makeover

By Jessie Kern | May 3, 2018

DeKALB | Downtown DeKalb is undergoing changes to help in transitioning the area as the centerpiece of the city.City officials have been working to revitalize downtown DeKalb since developing plans with Hitchcock Design Group, a planning firm from Naperville,...

Construction on the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis bike path that will connect the Prarie Park path with the path on campus near East Lagoon is projected to begin in May. This connection will be made in the area circled on the map.

Trail to connect community

By Morgan Fink | January 19, 2017

Construction on the Kishwaukee-Kiwanis bike path that will connect the Prarie Park path with the path on campus near East Lagoon is projected to begin in May. This connection will be made in the area circled on the map.

Front doors to the House Café.

The House Café to be renovated under new ownership

By Northern Star staff | August 27, 2016

The House Café, 263 E. Lincoln Highway, posted a sign on its door stating "Closed for renovations. New ownership." Brian Fausett, former co-owner of The House Café, declined to comment on the new ownership.

The construction of Peace Road will include a bike path that extends from Lincoln Highway to Macom Drive.

DeKalb to add bike path

By Leah Nicolini | April 14, 2016

The construction of Peace Road will include a bike path that extends from Lincoln Highway to Macom Drive.

DeKalb hopes to have 10-year plan implemented by FY 2017

DeKalb hopes to have 10-year plan implemented by FY 2017

By Sara Karikomi | February 25, 2016

Fifth ward Alderman Kate Noreiko observes DeKalb Fire Department’s training video presentation at the City Council meeting Monday. City Council wants to have the 10-year strategic plan in full effect in Fiscal Year 2017. Read more at bit.ly/1UoM0MY.