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Railroad crossings to be closed

By Northern Star staff | April 9, 2017

DeKalb | The IL 23 and 38-Union Pacific Railroad grade crossing in DeKalb will be closed beginning April 10, according to a March 28 Illinois of Department of Transportation press release.The closures of these crossings will last up to four days to repair...

NIU student suing drunk driver

By Morgan Fink | February 23, 2017

DeKALB — NIU student Evan Cortez, 23, is in the early phases of suing John Yanni, 25, of St. Charles, after sustaining injuries in a drunk driving accident that killed a DeKalb High School student.Yanni, a firefighter and paramedic with the Fox River...

The construction of Peace Road will include a bike path that extends from Lincoln Highway to Macom Drive.

DeKalb to add bike path

By Leah Nicolini | April 14, 2016

DeKalb | DeKalb is looking to collaborate with NIU to encourage bicycle transportation by paving a path for cyclists from Lincoln Highway south to Macom Drive.The Peace Road lane widening project will incorporate the construction of a bicycle path in...

Peace Road may be 4 lanes

By Leah Nicolini | April 7, 2016

DeKalb city staff is preparing a grant proposal for the Illinois Department of Transportation requesting $4 million to fund the $13 million widening of Peace Road from two lanes into four.City Council approved the proposal to proceed with the funding...

Cars drive on Peace Road Saturday near Bethany Road in Sycamore. The County plans to reshape shoulders, fill potholes and repaint dividers on Peace Road. These improvements are expected to be made during the fall.

$1.5M to be spent on Peace Road improvements, changes

By Ryan Nickel | April 30, 2014

Bids for improvements to Peace Road — shoulder reshaping, pothole filling and divider repainting — will be made in June.The improvements will be made between Pleasant Street and Bethany Road in DeKalb and Cortland Townships. The DeKalb County Board...

Racism gets under my skin

Racism gets under my skin

By Logan Short | September 19, 2010

Ah, racism. We can find ways to genetically integrate an apple with an orange, but we still have problems with skin color. You may think this is only true in the quiet corners of Countrybumpkin, Alabansassippi, but it exists on this very campus. In fact,...

I-88 construction on Peace Road moved to new date

By Northern Star Staff | September 16, 2010

Construction on the Peace Road eastbound entrance ramp and westbound exit ramp along I-88 has been rescheduled to Monday. The project was originally scheduled to begin today, but crews were not ready, said an Illinois Tollway spokesperson. Both ramps...

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