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Campus parking issues show negligence

By AJ Edwards | July 29, 2013

Let’s face it: There is a big problem with our parking.It seems there are always students driving around in endless circles trying to find a parking spot, hoping they won’t be late for class yet again.It’s no surprise the general understanding here...

NIU sees low trend in parking ticket fines

By Logan Love | April 22, 2013

Even though fewer parking tickets have been issued in the past few years, Parking Services still collected more than $545,000 in ticket revenue in Fiscal Year 2012, according to information provided by Parking Services Director Scott Kangas. Parking Services...

City introduces new tow policy

By Brooke Shinberg | March 5, 2013

A new tow policy in DeKalb is aimed at curbing rising crime rates by enacting a fee on drivers who are pulled over with outstanding criminal records. The new fee is included in DeKalb’s recent towing policy change, which states anyone pulled over who...

Fines for illegally parked cars in the downtown area will soon be increasing from $3 to $25.

DeKalb increases parking fines

By Ali Combs | February 20, 2013

The city has recently increased the fine for parking past the time limit in downtown DeKalb. Mayor Kris Povlsen said the fine was increased to accommodate merchants who had concerns that other merchants and employees were parking in front of their stores...

Homecoming parking restrictions begin Friday

By Northern Star Staff | October 9, 2012

New parking restrictions will be in place for Homecoming weekend, according to a DeKalb Police Department press release Tuesday. The restrictions will be in place from 5 p.m. Friday, until 10 a.m. Sunday. Parking will be prohibited along the South sides...

Find a transporation system at NIU that works for you

By Hayley Devitt | October 3, 2012

So far in my college career, I’ve always been able to get around. The half-hour drive to my community college, plus having to work in another town after class, pretty much required I have a car. However, I know that many students at NIU and other four-year...

Human resources parking lot closed for construction

By Northern Star Staff | August 30, 2012

As part of the ongoing campus improvements, the Human Resource Services parking lot at West Lincoln Highway will close at 7 a.m. Thursday, according to an NIU Today article. On-campus employees are encouraged to use the Human Resource Service located...

Parking rules changed

Parking rules changed

By Felix Sarver | July 16, 2012

NIU decided Sunday that vehicles found driving or parking on sidewalks and grass areas will be ticketed. After feedback from the Campus Parking committee, Student Association and University Council, parking and driving regulations will not only be enforced...

Anna Vogt | Northern Star
New parking regulations in downtown DeKalb will allow drivers to remain in city lots overnight. Changes to parking on the street, such as Lincoln Highway, will remain a no parking zone from 2-6 a.m.

Overnight parking rules change in downtown DeKalb

By Thomas Verschelde | March 2, 2011

New changes in downtown DeKalb's parking system will allow residents to park in city lots for up to 24 hours so long as they have a permit. The permits cost $10 a month and will be available to anyone who can prove residency in downtown DeKalb, said Police...

Letter to the editor: Not snow fast, Parking Services

By Letter Writer | February 9, 2011

I am so frustrated with the parking situation here on campus for employees. We pay an exorbitant amount each year for the privilege of parking to work here for what is, for many of us civil service workers, short of a living wage. I understand that allocation...

Parking problems were not the fault of the plows

By Letter writer | February 8, 2011

The poor plowing of the streets was not due to DeKalb plowmen; it was due to those who decided to park on the side of the street that clearly stated there was to be no parking if two or more inches fell on the ground. I believe more than two inches fell...

Parking Services makes bank

By Leah Spagnoli | January 27, 2011

Two million dollars. That's how much money Parking Services brought in for 2010. If you break that number down to days, they made $5,479.50 a day. "Parking Services does not receive money from the university or from the state of Illinois," said Kristin...