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KishHealth, Northwestern merge pending board meet

By Ashley Morse | September 28, 2015

A merger between Northwestern Memorial Healthcare and KishHealth System awaits final approval in November.KishHealth System, a health organization that serves the greater DeKalb area, as well as Sycamore, Plano, Sandwich and Rochelle, will be purchased...

An April 9 tornado left a path of destruction on April 9 along Route 251 and Route 64. 

Graduate student raises money for friend with Lollapalooza ticket raffle

By Sabreena Saleem | April 27, 2015

Graduate student Jesus Fulgencio is using his Lollapalooza tickets to raise money for a friend whose house was destroyed in a tornado April 9.The tornado destroyed the home of Tianna Calderon, 19. Fulgencio, a graduate human anatomical sciences student...

NIU professor captures tornado in northern Illinois

Storm-chasing professor to talk tornado destruction, management

By Northern Star staff | April 22, 2015

Meteorology professor Walker Ashley will explain how an April 9 tornado could have played out at an upcoming symposium.The symposium will focus on tornado and weather preparedness in light of the April 9 tornado. Ashley followed and took photos of the...

DeKalb rushes to help after tornado

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 20, 2015

The tornado relief and cleanup effort demonstrated by the people of DeKalb has been nothing short of amazing.NIU sent public safety personnel to areas that were hit the hardest by the April 9 tornado that killed two and injured 22 in DeKalb and Ogle counties...

Rebuilding in Fairdale up to town’s residents

Rebuilding in Fairdale up to town’s residents

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

The future of Fairdale is uncertain as volunteers continue into their second week of cleanup.A tornado that hit DeKalb County on April 9 — one of 11 across Illinois that day — left two dead, 22 injured and 34 homes destroyed. The cost of reconstruction...

Volunteers needed for Sunday tornado relief work

By Northern Star staff | April 17, 2015

About 250 volunteers are needed noon to 4:30 p.m. Sunday to help with tornado relief.All volunteers must be 15 or older, and those younger than 17 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers must wear hard-soled boots or shoes and long pants....

NIU professor captures tornado in northern Illinois

Cameras in hand, faculty chase northern Illinois tornado

By Keith Hernandez | April 13, 2015

Associate meteorology professor Walker Ashley didn’t know he was going to see an EF4 tornado when he drove out on I-88 to observe Thursday’s storm.The tornado that hit northern Illinois resulted in two deaths and left a trail of destruction from Ashton...

Northern Rehab collecting supplies for tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Northern Rehab is serving as a collection center for donations to victims of Thursday's tornadoes.Donations can be dropped off at any of the Northern Rehab offices:3266 Resource Parkway in DeKalb232 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb540 E. Main St. in Genoa1211...

Guide: Where and how to donate to tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Two people were left dead and at least 11 injured after tornadoes swept through northern Illinois on Thursday.Donations for the tornado victims are being accepted throughout the area. Look below for a complete guide for how and where you can donate:DeKalbDeKalb...

Live updates: Tornadoes kill 2 in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Two are confirmed dead in northern Illinois following a series of tornadoes Thursday. // <![CDATA[ // ]]> [View the story "Tornadoes kill 2 in northern Illinois" on Storify]

Videos: NIU professor films tornado forming in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Professor Eric Jones filmed a tornado forming and touching down Thursday in northern Illinois.Videos courtesy Jones.Part one Part two Part three

NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

NIU collecting donations for victims of tornadoes in northern Illinois

By Northern Star staff | April 10, 2015

Student Involvement and Leadership Development is collecting donations for those affected by Thursday's tornadoes in northern Illinois.Donations of clothing, food and personal care items will be taken in the Campus Life Building, Suite 150, according...