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Photos from a WNIJ public records request to the DeKalb County Health Department. Photos were sent to Health Department officials at various times via email since 2016. Photos and emails do not reflect internal remedial efforts made in response by Suburban management or maintenance crews, and it’s unclear whether management was made aware of tenant concerns before tenants reached out to the health department.

Tenants living in unincorporated apartments report health concerns to county

By Sarah Jesmer | December 9, 2019

Editor's note: This story is part of a collaboration with WNIJ. Listen to this story's radio broadcast here. Read News Editor Noah Thornburgh's story here. Listen to WNIJ's broadcast on why we came to this story here.DeKALB — County renters and landlords...

Students can go to college long after high school

By Jordan Radloff | October 30, 2019

NIU has a high population of post-traditional students. In the 2018-19 school year, there were 421 undergraduate students and 1,320 graduate students who were age 35 and older, according to the University Data Book. It is never too late to go to college...

Store owner DJ Bhatt signs off on a copy job for a customer.

Grocer brings Indian café to city

By Ashley Dwy | September 16, 2019

By adding an Indian grocery store and the Khana Khazana café to Gurukrupa Indian Grocery and Copy services, 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, current owner DJ Bhatt hoped to incorporate all-vegetarian food to DeKalb’s culture.Gurukrupa Indian Grocery and Copy...

Attendees listen as Trevada Redmond, of DeKalb, asks police leadership how they plan to hold themselves and their officers accountable.

Police chief promises daily updates on arrest statistics at community meeting

By Noah Thornburgh | September 5, 2019

At a community meeting Wednesday night, DeKalb Police Chief John Petragallo agreed to post a daily breakdown of arrests by race and economic status to the department’s social media, following a demand by a resident.DeKalb community members filled New...

History made by number of women sworn into congress

By Lisa Lillianstrom | January 13, 2019

A total of 127 women were sworn into Congress Jan. 3 as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, marking the largest number of women ever elected and proving the future is, in fact, female.Not only is there a large number of women in Congress, there are...

Visit a Christkindlmarket this holiday season

By Sarah Fischer | December 14, 2018

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas, we all have our own traditions practiced throughout the holiday season. Visiting Christkindlmarkets during the holidays is a wonderful way to learn about the ways Christmas is celebrated in other cultures, but it...

NIU pushes for relocation of Oderkirk

By Keith Hernandez | October 29, 2014

The Oderkirk House will have to be relocated off-campus if further renovations are to be made.The Annie Glidden Agrarian Society will have to find and purchase a vacant lot in DeKalb and raise part of the funds for the relocation of the house, NIU Foundation...

STEM offers kids hands-on learning

STEM offers kids hands-on learning

By James Casey | October 20, 2013

If you didn’t have a chance to make it to STEMfest Saturday, the STEM Outreach program works all year to satisfy and spark scientific curiosities.I sat in on an Outreach meeting as STEMfest was approaching. While the fest is able to draw hoards of people...

NIU student and family finalists in home improvement contest

By Northern Star Staff | January 29, 2012

An NIU student and his family are finalists in a home improvement contest and hope for public votes to help them win the $20,000 prize.Jeremy Klein, junior elementary education major, and his family entered the contest hosted by 95.9 FM The River after...

Naperville man pleads guilty to cyber stalking attempt

By Northern Star Staff | November 29, 2011

A Naperville man was sentenced to 10 days in DeKalb County Jail after pleading guilty to charges of the attempted cyber-stalking of a female NIU student. According to a Nov. 23 Naperville Sun article, Travis Edwards, 25, was originally charged with felony...

Jesse Sault, Robbie Barbra, Mike Szatko and Jeremy Sault of the band Jynx Never Sticks. The group will return to DeKalb on Saturday at the House Cafe, 263 E. Lincoln Highway.

Jynx Never Sticks, except in DeKalb

By Tony Martin | April 6, 2011

Having worked production for local concerts occasionally over the last couple years, I would like to go on record saying that working with Jynx Never Sticks is truly a treat. They always bring out a decent amount of people, and are nothing but polite...