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Williams not fit for position

By Northern Star Editorial Board | November 27, 2012

The Northern Star Editorial Board doesn’t think Eddie Williams, executive vice president and chief of operations for Finance and Facilities, is doing his job. Since the summer, the Finance and Facilities division at NIU has been through controversies...

Two Chicago men arrested in connection with car burglaries

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

Two men were arrested Wednesday in connection with car burglaries on NIU's campus.According to NIU Police reports, Demetrius D. Henderson, 26, of Chicago, and Jonathan Green, 28, of Chicago, were both arrested Wednesday. NIU Sgt. Alan Smith said Henderson...

Police see decrease in traffic arrests for 2011 homecoming

By Dave Gong | October 21, 2011

DeKalb Police reported the lowest number of traffic arrests during this year's homecoming weekend since 2006, according to statistics provided by the DeKalb Police Department. DeKalb Police reported 71 total traffic arrests over the weekend, a decrease...

Homecoming tailgaters kick off festivities before kick-off

By Hailey Kurth | October 13, 2011

One of the highlights of homecoming every year is the football game, but for some people, the fun begins long before kick-off. Tailgating outside Huskie Stadium Saturday can be fun if students keep certain things in mind. Students should come prepared...

NIU sees increase of ‘smash-and-grabs’

By Chelsey Boutan | October 2, 2011

When sophomore journalism major Katie Finlon went to unlock her car Friday morning, her roommate asked, "Where did your mirrors go?" Finlon and her roommate joked they should put aluminum foil where the rearview mirrors were so she could still drive her...

University police reports six stolen NIU OneCards

By Faith Healy | September 25, 2011

The NIU Police Department blotter reported six stolen OneCards with unauthorized purchases made since the beginning of the semester.This number only includes cards reported missing, said NIU Sgt. Alan Smith, but many OneCards end up stolen or lost.Smith...

Police report indicates DeKalb is getting safer

September 14, 2011

According to the DeKalb Police Department's Annual Report, from 2009 to 2010, sex offenses and burglary have both dropped 8 percent, theft dropped 13 percent and criminal sexual assault dropped 2 percent."As time allows, we have tried to focus on being...

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...

Banks scams become an issue at NIU

By Alex Fiore | January 24, 2011

DeKALB | The NIU Police Department has warned students to not become "victims" of a bank scam that has been an issue on the NIU campus. In a release issued on the NIU Police website, students are urged to not participate in the scam, which nets the student...

NIU student attacked

By Northern Star Staff | October 31, 2010

The investigation into the attack of a female student early Saturday morning continues, said NIU Police Sgt. Alan Smith. Smith said police are currently following up on leads on the case but declined to give further comment. According to the NIU Today...

NIU police department add to campus safety, create e-mail advisory system

By MaryJo KratochviL & Lauren Stott | October 4, 2010

DeKALB | University officials have revealed another facet of campus safety this semester. The NIU Police Department and Media Relations developed a new system of advising the NIU community of possibly harmful situations. The system is a counterpart to...

NIU Police take proactive approach

By Ryan Chambers | September 22, 2010

NIU Police are offering students the opportunity to register their electronics with the department to avoid theft. Sgt. Alan Smith said the service is similar to the bike registration service that has become popular with students. "As in the case with...