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Local police offer advice for ensuring personal safety in city

By Brooke Shinberg | November 5, 2012

On average, the city of DeKalb faces a violent crime every 36 hours, and there is a sexual assault every eight days. There are a few simple things people can do to help ensure their own safety. “I think as far as the assaults, whether it be sexual or...

Local fire departments visit schools, host tours for Fire Prevention Week

October 12, 2011

It may be called Fire Prevention Week, but DeKalb Fire Lt. Luke Howieson hopes people remember fire safety tips they've learned this week all year long.The DeKalb and Sycamore Fire Departments are participating in Fire Prevention Week, which takes place...

Wishing that safety services could be used

By Letter Writer | November 15, 2010

While everybody is talking about safety tips and how we all should use the services provided by NIU, I wonder how many people have actually been successful in using them. On the day the police announced that they had arrested a man for Toni Keller's case,...

The NIU Huskie Bus line extended its hours in order to help students travel safely at night.

Safety tips for students

By Allyson Martin and Melissa Mastrogiovanni | October 27, 2010

With increased security measures since the Antinette Keller investigation was reclassified as a homicide investigation, students are encouraged to utilize various NIU transportation services and use personal safety tips when traveling on and off campus....

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