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Off-campus sexual abuse reported Friday

By Northern Star Staff | April 17, 2017

DeKALB — DeKalb police officials are investigating an incident in which a female victim was reportedly groped by a male suspect while using a commercial riding service at about 8:15 p.m. Friday.The victim was dropped off in the 300 block of Grove Street...

Police substation to open next week

By Morgan Fink | April 6, 2017

NIU police officials will be opening the new substation Monday in the Holmes Student Center where the TCF Bank was previously located.

SA to hold panel on sexual assault

By Clarissa Hinshaw | November 14, 2016

DeKALB | The It’s On Us campaign will hold a panel discussion with the NIU Police Department and Safe Passage to discuss sexual assault prevention and provide students with resources to deal with the aftermath of sexual assault.The panel will be at...

Crazy ugly grunge evil clown on Halloween making people scared

Opinion: Clown costumes may scare public

By Northern Star Editorial Board | October 20, 2016

Crazy ugly grunge evil clown on Halloween making people scared

Update: NIU Police to supplement food pantry

By Northern Star staff | August 26, 2016

DeKalb | The NIU Police department expanded its services to offer students food, mats and clothing 24/7.FoodThe department bought food like canned goods, water, peanut butter, cereal, shampoo samples, cheese and crackers and soup to give to anyone...

3 charged in connection with LSD delivery

3 charged in connection with LSD delivery

Michael Kielhack (left), 20, of Elgin; Michael Montgomery, 19, of Naperville; and Thomas Quirke, 19, of Aurora, all face charges of unlawful delivery of a controlled substance. The three were arrested Thursday and Friday for their alleged roles in obtaining the LSD that was found in Oluwarotimi Okedina’s system when he fell 11 stories from a Stevenson Hall tower.

NIU police: Student who died after Stevenson Tower fall was on acid

By Northern Star staff | October 27, 2015

Police have concluded Oluwarotimi "Timi" Okedina was on acid at the time of his fall from a Stevenson Tower window and his death was accidental.Police reached their conclusion after conducting interviews with people who were with the student on Sept....

Safety Bulletins send wrong message

By Northern Star Editorial Board | September 16, 2015

The NIU Police Department should place greater accountability on those who are accused of sexually assaulting others by examining the Safety Tips and Resources section in its safety bulletins.There was a reported attempted sexual assault Sept. 5 on West...

DeKalb rushes to help after tornado

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 20, 2015

The tornado relief and cleanup effort demonstrated by the people of DeKalb has been nothing short of amazing.NIU sent public safety personnel to areas that were hit the hardest by the April 9 tornado that killed two and injured 22 in DeKalb and Ogle counties...

Then-senior psychology major Brooke Harris defends herself from her opponent, an NIU campus police officer in full protective gear, in April 2014 during the Rape Aggression Defense program. The goal of the class is to educate women in case of an attack, said Lesley Rigg, interim vice president for Research and Graduate Studies.

NIU seeks reform, training to prevent sexual assault

By Kelly Bauer | April 16, 2015

NIU is changing its training and policies in an effort to improve how it prevents sexual assault and to better support survivors.NIU has already mandated online training for sexual assault awareness for incoming freshmen and transfer students. By May,...

NIU sent police, bus to help tornado-stricken areas

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

NIU sent police, a 47-passenger bus and Huskie Safe Line vans to areas of northern Illinois hit by tornadoes on Thursday.Fairdale, where two people were confirmed to have been killed, and Rochelle requested aid from NIU, according to a Friday news release...

Police make 6 arrests for drug, alcohol offenses during roadside safety check

Police make 6 arrests for drug, alcohol offenses during roadside safety check

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

Police recorded zero arrests for DUI and six arrests for other alcohol and drug offences during a St. Patrick’s Day roadside safety check in DeKalb.The roadside safety check, which generated some controversy among locals, resulted in 27 arrests and...