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Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmore Drive, provides shelter, meals and life skill programs for those in need.

Community locations provide volunteer opportunities

By Noah Johnson | August 23, 2019

As students prepare for the school year ahead, many may seek volunteer work or internship opportunities for the sake of professional development or personal fulfillment.Students can find such opportunities at The Glidden Homestead, The Ellwood House or...

Street names hold deep history

Street names hold deep history

By Hayley Devitt | January 13, 2013

Who is Annie Glidden, anyway? You know, of Annie Glidden Road? What about Lucinda? Ever since moving to DeKalb to attend NIU, I have wondered who these two women were and why they were important enough to have busy streets named after them. I say this...

No arrests made in Wednesday’s shooting; police have additional person of interest

By Dave Gong | September 29, 2011

There have been no arrests in connection with the Wednesday night shooting at 901 Lucinda Ave., said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said several people were detained following the shooting, but were released after police determined they were...

Junior psychology major, Lauren Pagan feeds her fish, Mr.

Prof: Pets may add or take away from the stress of busy college students

By Hailey Kurth | September 27, 2011

Junior psychology major, Lauren Pagan said having a cat in her apartment keeps life interesting and is a great conversation starter when people come over. "At the apartment we have a cat, hamster, fish and a tarantula," Pagan said. "My cat Wednesday is...

Accidents decrease at Lucinda, Annie Glidden

By Kelly Bauer | September 6, 2011

There have been fewer vehicle-related accidents at the intersection of Lucinda Avenue and Annie Glidden Road since last year, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith.In a 2010 article, the Northern Star reported on various intersections around DeKalb County where...

Dive into to DeKalb’s newest chicken and sea food restaurant, Sharks

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | August 23, 2011

Walking into Shark's Fish and Chicken, customers are greeted with the aroma of fried chicken and a line of people forming out the door. The place was packed on early Tuesday afternoon, drawing a diverse group of people. "It's all about the wings," said...

The Turbovamps!, a Chicago-based horror punk band that includes senior communications major Stephen DeFalco (second from left), have made a niche for themselves in the DeKalb punk scene.

Local band Turbovamps! have toured small and large

By Jerene-Elise Nall | March 8, 2011

With its members split up among NIU, ISU and Columbia College Chicago, the Turbovamps! is proof that being in a band might not always be easy, but it is always worth the effort. The Turbovamps! have the integrity of a local band and the drive of an up-and-coming...

Lucinda, a local pop punk band, just released their latest EP and is planning several shows on the road.

Local band ‘Lucinda’ hits the streets

By Jerene-Elise Nall | February 14, 2011

Lucinda-it's not just the name of your favorite traffic-jammed nightmare of an avenue. Driving on Lucinda Ave. might be a mess between the hours of 9 a.m. and 6 p.m., but one local band has given the name a nice, new sound. The Northern Star sat down...

Two cars collided on Lucinda Avenue Monday afternoon. No injuries were reported.

Car accident on Lucinda slows traffic

By Daniel Ciamprone | February 7, 2011

DeKALB | Two cars collided on Lucinda Avenue right in front of NIU police building around noon Monday. NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith said a silver Ford Focus was heading North on Wirtz towards Lucinda, while a red Ford Mustang was heading East on Lucinda....

Fire causes $1,500 in damages

By Northern Star Staff | October 21, 2010

A fire at 1:10 a.m. Thursday caused $1,500 in damage at 627 Lucinda Ave., according to a DeKalb Fire Department press release. According to the release, the fire units that arrived found burning siding on the front of the structure between the front step...