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NIU police launch interactive emergency training

By Northern Star staff | February 18, 2015

NIU police launched an online learning system Monday that explains how to handle emergency situations.The system,, includes interactive presentations for evacuation planning, weather emergencies and responses to violent encounters, among...

Huskie Bus routes canceled due to blizzard

By Notrhern Star staff | February 2, 2015

Huskie Buses 1 and 2 are not running today because campus is closed for safety reasons, said Brett Williams, Student ASsociation director of Mass Transit.Break Service will  run on the No. 11 bus from at least 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Williams said.Huskie Safe...

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NIU student faces charges after showering woman reported being grabbed in Neptune: cops

By Northern Star staff | January 27, 2015

A person has been charged with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct following a woman's report that she was grabbed by a man in a ski mask while showering in Neptune Hall, according to an NIU safety bulletin.A suspect was being interviewed in the...

Grady’s racial discrimination lawsuit moves ahead

By Jackie Nevarez | January 20, 2015

Judge Harry Leinenweber, in a 26-page decision, has allowed for the civil rights lawsuit of Don Grady, former NIU Police chief, to proceed.Grady attorney Michael Fox said this decision allows him to acquire more information to move the case forward, including...

Student robbed by 2 men with weapon Monday night: police

By Northern Star Staff | November 18, 2014

A man was robbed by men with a weapon 9:25 p.m. Monday night near the 1200 block of Varsity Boulevard and North Annie Glidden Road, according to an NIU Police safety bulletin.The victim, a student, said he was approached by two males with a silver weapon...

Card cracking scam dies down

By Rachel Scaman | November 6, 2014

Police say educational efforts have helped lead to one of the longest lulls in “cracked card” crimes in 10 years.Cracking cards occurs when recruiters get a PIN and a debit card from a person and deposit counterfeit checks into the person’s account....

Dividing VP role will increase productivity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 3, 2014

NIU is taking an important step in cutting the costs of administrative positions by disassembling the job of retiring vice president Bill Nicklas.As vice president of Operations and Community Relations, Nicklas oversaw the NIU Police Department, human...

Police ask for info on battery, $500 reward to be given

By Northern Star Staff | September 25, 2014

The NIU Police Department is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of three suspects involved in a reported aggravated battery that occurred 12:02 a.m. Saturday at the 800 block of Lucinda Avenue near Neptune West.The victim...

Man found with 2K grams pot: cops

By Northern Star Staff | September 3, 2014

Alec S. Hafeman, 21, of DeKalb, has been charged with unlawful possession of cannabis more than 2,000 grams but no more than 5,000 grams, unlawful delivery of cannabis more than 2,000 grams but no more than 5,000 grams and possession of drug paraphernalia.Hafeman...

Letter to the Editor: Huskie Safe Line fixes old problems

By Tom Phillips | August 28, 2014

As a result of collaboration with students, NIU recently launched the Huskie Safe Line service to improve service, addressing issues with the now-defunct Late Night Ride.The Late Night Ride system was a point-to-point transportation system available to...

Q&A: Frascello talks SA plans for fall

By Rhea Riley | July 27, 2014

Senior political science major Joe Frascello was elected Student Association president in early May; as the summer comes to a close, he address what the SA has been up to and its plans for the fall semester.Rhea Riley: What have you done as president...

Police presence heightened for Convo’s 2 Chainz show

By Mitchell Spence | April 28, 2014

Local and state police divisions escalated their presence around campus in preparation for Sunday’s 2 Chainz concert at the Convocation Center.The Convo opened its doors at 6:30 p.m. and the concert began at 7:30 p.m. with a larger than usual police...