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Representative Underwood talks gun control, healthcare at town hall

By Kierra Frazier | September 5, 2019

U.S. Representative Lauren Underwood held a town hall for students on Tuesday and discussed how Congress plans to reauthorize the Higher Education Act this fall.The town hall meeting was the first one Underwood held specifically for college students....

History made by number of women sworn into congress

By Lisa Lillianstrom | January 13, 2019

A total of 127 women were sworn into Congress Jan. 3 as a result of the 2018 midterm elections, marking the largest number of women ever elected and proving the future is, in fact, female.Not only is there a large number of women in Congress, there are...

(From left) Jay Ibarra and Nick Bosshart smile for a photo at the 2017 Journalism Banquet. 

Farewell column: Chief shares in sweet, final send-off

By Jay Ibarra | May 8, 2017

(From left) Jay Ibarra and Nick Bosshart smile for a photo at the 2017 Journalism Banquet. 

Congressional Art Competition open for submissions

By Northern Star Staff | January 27, 2013

Congressman Randy Hultgren, R-Winfield, has announced the start of the 2013 Congressional Art Competition for high school student from Illinois’ 14th Congressional District, according to a news release from Hultgren’s office. Entries in the competition...

Hultgren forms new Congressional science caucus

By Northern Star Staff | December 9, 2012

Congressman Randy Hultgren, R- Winfield, has announced the formation of a new Congressional caucus focused on science and research lab development. The House Science & National Labs Caucus is being chaired by Hultgren and congressmen Chaka Fattah,...

Hultgren to accept applications for political internships

By Northern Star Staff | November 19, 2012

Rep. Randy Hultgren, R-Geneva, is accepting internship applications for spring and summer 2013. According to a Friday news release, the congressman will accepting both full- and part-time applicants for spring internships, and full-time applicants for...

Hulgren defeats Anderson, wins reelection

By Jessi Haish and Robert Baird | November 7, 2012

Representative Randy M. Hultgren, R-Winfield, has been re-elected as the U.S. representative for Illinois District 14. Dennis Anderson, D-Gurnee, lost after Hultgren earned 59.1 percent of votes cast in the election. Hultgren published a release on his...

Election Profile: U.S. Representative IL-14

By Joe Palmer | October 29, 2012

Election Profile: U.S. Representative- IL-14th Randy Hultgren Party: Republican, Incumbent Age: 46 Hometown: Winfield Education: Bachelor’s degree from Bethel University, J.D. from Chicago-Kent College of Law Career: Vice president of marketing at Performance...

U.S. State Rep. Randy Hultgren offers spring internship

By Northern Star staff | November 8, 2011

Applications for an unpaid spring semester internship are currently being accepted by U.S. State Rep. Randy Hultgren. The internships take place in his Washington, D.C. and Geneva offices.While interning at the Washington, D.C. office, interns will greet...

Ill. legislators remain split on concealed carry

By Brittany Swinton | September 14, 2011

The May defeat of concealed carry legislation left some Illinois residents upset. U.S. Rep. Randy Hultgren released a press statement addressing a letter he recently sent to Illinois lawmakers regarding concealed carry legislation. In the letter, Hultgren...

Bringing class to DeKalb High School

By Shelby Devitt | August 28, 2011

The new DeKalb High School, 501 W. Dresser Road, was dedicated at a public ceremony Friday night on the 50-yard line of the football field. The people who made the new, multi-million dollar facility possible were recognized, including current and former...

Congressman Randy Hultgren speaks with Al Davis, General Manager
of Huskie Bus regarding the Huskie Bus system.

Student Association has busy summer

By Felix Sarver | August 21, 2011

DeKALB | While many students worked summer jobs or spent time at the beach this summer, members of NIU's Student Association were at work for the fall semester.Meetings with congressmen and planning the Huskie Shuffle were two of the biggest projects...