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Police make 6 arrests for drug, alcohol offenses during roadside safety check

Police make 6 arrests for drug, alcohol offenses during roadside safety check

By Northern Star staff | March 24, 2015

Police recorded zero arrests for DUI and six arrests for other alcohol and drug offences during a St. Patrick’s Day roadside safety check in DeKalb.The roadside safety check, which generated some controversy among locals, resulted in 27 arrests and...

Three leaf clovers

3 things to know about St. Patrick’s Day in DeKalb

By Northern Star staff | March 17, 2015

1. Irish is the second-most common ancestry in the city of DeKalb, and the city is more Irish than Chicago.About 12.3 percent (or 5,504 people) have Irish ancestry in DeKalb.Those with Irish ancestry come second only to those who have German ancestry...

Local plans protest of St. Patrick’s Day roadside safety check via Reddit

By Northern Star staff | March 17, 2015

A local person is advertising a protest of a roadside safety check being conducted by police for St. Patrick's Day via Reddit.User OpenYourMind posted about the protest Monday on the NIU subreddit, encouraging people to join in the protest. Protesters...

DeKalb Police

Police to crack down on drivers with St. Patrick’s Day special patrols, roadside safety checks

By Northern Star staff | March 16, 2015

Local and state police plan to crack down on drivers who are drunk or not wearing seat belts for St. Patrick's Day this week.The state police will conduct a roadside safety check during the week. Officers will look for drunken or impaired drivers, drivers...