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Editorial: Newsroom content policies provide trust with audiences

Editorial: Newsroom content policies provide trust with audiences

By Northern Star Editorial Board | January 18, 2022
Without a sense of trust between readers and the media, our job is ineffective.

Police Chief position will be filled

By Kierra Frazier | October 13, 2019

DeKALB — A permanent DeKalb police chief position will be filled by the end of the year, City Manager Bill Nicklas said.Interim Police Chief John Petragallo has served since June 1 when former Police Chief Gene Lowery retired after seven years in the...

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...

Police response should be the same

Police response should be the same

By Editorial Board | February 15, 2018

There is no excuse for the way Philadelphia Eagles fans acted after the Feb. 4 Super Bowl, and the police force there absolutely should have handled it the same as any other violent public disturbance.Philadelphia Eagles fans are not the only sports fans...

NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips is set to retire in mid-April.

Police chief looks for ways to work with city

By Rachel Scaman | September 17, 2013

NIU’s new police chief will meet with DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery to brainstorm ideas on working together.Tom Phillips, the campus’ new police chief, had his first day of duty Monday and has been laying out his plans for the university police...

No arrests made in Wednesday’s shooting; police have additional person of interest

By Dave Gong | September 29, 2011

There have been no arrests in connection with the Wednesday night shooting at 901 Lucinda Ave., said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said several people were detained following the shooting, but were released after police determined they were...

Police tape marks off the path through Prairie Park in DeKalb during the Toni Keller investigation. The DeKalb Park District will be increasing patrols and will add additional informational signs to ease public safety concerns in the area.

Prairie Park precautions

By Kyla Gardner | November 29, 2010

The DeKalb Park District has increased safety and security measures at Prairie Park and will add additional informational signs in response to community safety concerns. The DeKalb community has expressed concern about the safety of Prairie Park in light...