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A hammer and nails sitting on a tiled roof. Gov. J.B. Pritzker started a program in parts of Illinois that can provide funding for residential repairs.

Pritzker launches home repair accessibility program

By Caleb Johnson, Lifestyle Writer | April 26, 2023

DeKALB – Gov. J.B. Pritzker's office has provided $15.3 million in funding for a home repair and accessibility program called the Home Repair and Accessibility Program which aims at helping low-income homeowners. According to the Illinois Housing...

Meth, of Chicago, performs Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio.

Midwest bands bring unforgettable night to Rockford

By Jacob Baker | February 9, 2020

DeKALB — Meth, Greet Death, Quilt Club and Livid delivered an unbelievable night to remember Feb. 1 at the Rockness Sound Studio in Rockford in a genre-mixed show.Meth, the headlining band from Chicago, is a perfect fusion of mathcore, drone, noisecore,...

Women’s soccer match moved indoors, will play in Rockford

By Jarrett Huff | September 27, 2019

DeKALB — Due to the possibility of severe weather in the DeKalb area tonight, women’s soccer will have their game against Ohio University moved to the Indoor Sports Center at Mercyhealth Sportscore Two in Rockford.Kickoff was originally scheduled...

Alumnus brings film to Rockford

By Haley Galvin | February 1, 2018

DeKALB — Don Hatton, 1998 alumnus, is making his dreams come true with the production of an original feature film, “Villains,” which will be partially shot in Rockford.In 2010, Don Hatton and his partner Nick Snow founded Dashford Media, a production...

NIU President Lisa Freeman speaks during a Board of Trustee meeting Dec. 11, 2017.

Board approves fee reductions, freezes tuition

By Batul Cutlerywala | December 11, 2017

Acting President Lisa Freeman speaks during a Board of Trustee meeting Thursday. The Finance, Facilities and Operations Committee voted to freeze student tuition.

Linda Saborio, Faculty Senate president and University Council executive secretary,  speaks during a Wednesday University Council meeting. Saborio is one of the five females who represents a shared governance group. 

Female leaders take spotlight on campus

By Lindsey Slavatelli | December 11, 2017

Linda Saborio, Faculty Senate president and University Council executive secretary,  speaks during a Wednesday University Council meeting. Saborio is one of the five females who represents a shared governance group. 

Freshman forward Gairges Daow drives to the lane in the Huskies’ 61-55 home win Saturday against Central Connecticut State. Daow made his first start of the season. 

Q-and-A with Gairges Daow

By Khobi Price | December 11, 2017

Freshman forward Gairges Daow drives to the lane in the Huskies’ 61-55 home win Saturday against Central Connecticut State. Daow made his first start of the season. 

Man wrongfully convicted of 1957 murder appears in court to prove innocence

By Lindsey Salvatelli | March 13, 2017

SYCAMORE | Jack McCullough, the man wrongfully convicted of murder in the nation’s longest cold case, will take the stand during his certificate of innocence hearing next month.McCullough was tried and found guilty in 2012 for the 1957 murder of 7-year-old...

IHSA journalism students compete today at NIU

By Northern Star staff | April 23, 2016

Ten high school students from northern Illinois schools are competing in the Illinois High School Association Journalism Sectionals today in DuSable Hall.The students are competing in broadcast news, news writing, review writing, advertising, theme development,...

Jack McCullough released from jail

By Northern Star staff | April 15, 2016

Jack McCullough, 76, of Seattle, has been released from jail with no bond after being charged with the murder of Sycamore 7-year-old Maria Ridulph.On Sept. 14, 2012, McCullough, a retired security guard, was convicted in Ridulph's 1957 killing and...

Want to watch a game over Spring Break? Chicago offers home options

By Frank Gogola | March 2, 2015

The Chicagoland area is just the place to be if you want to go to a game over spring break.Five Chicago-area teams will play 10 home games on eight of the 11 days of NIU’s spring break.Whether you’re a hockey goon or someone who goes crazy for basketball,...