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Street Interviews: Thoughts on the recent weather

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | April 6, 2023

DeKALB - In the past week, DeKalb has had storm warnings along with tornado warnings. DeKalb had some heavy rain along with some thunder and lightning throughout the last week, causing some classes to get canceled.  DeKalb also had some tornado warnings...

Leaves sway on a tree in the bitter and chill wind at the center of NIUs campus. DeKalb County can expect high winds, hail and possibly tornadoes on Friday. (Cheyanne Quintanilla | Northern Star)

Severe weather predicted for DeKalb County Friday

By Emily Beebe, Assistant Editor | March 30, 2023

DeKALB – The National Weather Service has predicted severe weather to occur Friday afternoon and evening. This severe weather could include thunderstorms, damaging winds, hail and possibly tornadoes. This severe weather is predicted to occur in multiple...

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...

TAILS collects, distributes donations for pets affected by tornado

By Northern Star staff | April 20, 2015

TAILS Humane Society is collecting donations for pets displaced by the April 9 tornado.Tails, 2250 Barber Greene Road, is collecting food and litter to be distributed to those affected by the tornado, according to its Facebook page.“Right now they have...

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...

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...

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....

Feed’em Soup holds pasta bar to benefit tornado victims

By Northern Star staff | April 13, 2015

Feed’em Soup will hold an all-you-can-eat pasta bar 4-8 p.m. Thursday to Sunday to benefit victims of Thursday’s tornado.The pasta bar will be held at Feed’em Soup’s new location, 251 E. Lincoln Highway. All proceeds will go to the Kirkland Community...

Student survives tornado that killed 2 in Fairdale

Student survives tornado that killed 2 in Fairdale

By Jackie Nevarez | April 13, 2015

Thursday was like any other start to the weekend for Sarahlynn Basit, who was visiting her boyfriend’s apartment in Fairdale.Basit, a junior family and child studies major, said she always spends a lot of time with her boyfriend, Josh Kroesch, 23, in...

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...