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The DeKalb County Veterans Recognition Fund committee stand in front of the DeKalb Veterans Memorial (from left): Mike Coghlan, Ron Lofton, Michael Embrey, Jerry Smith, and Paul Jerde. The fund will support the DeKalb County Veterans group honor veterans. (Courtesy of the DeKalb County Community Foundation)

DeKalb County Veterans receive new funding

By Devin Oommen, News Reporter | October 12, 2023

DeKALB – A DeKalb veterans group is getting new funding for memorial projects. The DeKalb County Veterans Recognition Fund was announced by the DeKalb County Community Foundation. The fund will allow the DeKalb County Veterans group to do work honoring...

Theo 24-hour vigil will be held at the DeKalb County Courthouse, 133 W State St.

24-hour veterans vigil to be held Nov. 4

By Evan Mellon, News Reporter | November 2, 2022

A 24-hour Veterans Vigil will be held by the DeKalb County Courthouse from 3:30 p.m. on Friday to 4 p.m. Saturday to honor American veterans and their service. An opening ceremony for the vigil is open to the public. It will feature guest speakers...

The Latest: Bloomberg delays town hall to prepare for debate

February 23, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on presidential campaign developments (all times local):10:15 p.m.Mike Bloomberg’s campaign has delayed a scheduled CNN town hall so that he can spend more time preparing for Tuesday’s debate.Bloomberg was scheduled...

Man leaps from ambulance, is killed on California highway

February 23, 2020

ENCINITAS, Calif. (AP) — A 23-year-old man jumped out of the back of a moving ambulance and was struck by a car and killed on an interstate near San Diego, authorities said.The man, who may have been suffering from mental health issues, slipped out...

Russian WWII intelligence veteran Botyan dies at 103

February 13, 2020

Alexei Botyan, a veteran of Soviet intelligence hailed for saving the Polish city of Krakow from being blown up by the Nazis during World War II, has died at 103.Russian President Vladimir Putin hailed Botyan as a “legendary intelligence officer”...

Payback: Trump ousts officials who testified on impeachment


WASHINGTON (AP) — Exacting swift punishment against those who crossed him, an emboldened President Donald Trump ousted two government officials who had delivered damaging testimony against him during his impeachment hearings. The president took retribution...

The Latest: Buttigieg pitches military service to veterans

February 6, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the 2020 presidential election (all times local):4:40 p.m.Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is pitching his military service to voters in New Hampshire, a state where nearly 10% of residents are veterans.Buttigieg,...

Brain injuries in Iraq put attention on invisible war wounds

By ROBERT BURNS | January 30, 2020

WASHINGTON (AP) — The spotlight on brain injuries suffered by American troops in Iraq this month is an example of America's episodic attention to this invisible war wound, which has affected hundreds of thousands over the past two decades but is not...

Famous baritone performs anthem

Famous baritone performs anthem

By Chad Pope | February 23, 2017

Jim Cornelison, the Chicago Blackhawk’s famed national anthem vocalist, visited campus to sing to students in Barsema Hall. Cornelison first performed “O Canada” followed by the beloved “Star-Spangled Banner,” at 1 p.m. Wednesday. 

Ceremony to honor those who protect and serve the community

By Northern Star staff | September 6, 2016

AMVETS Post 90 will celebrate all those who protect and serve the DeKalb community Friday at 2 p.m.The celebration will take place at AMVETS/VFW Post at 421 Oak St. in DeKalb, IL.Police officers, firefighters, health care workers, military heroes and...

Show support for vets throughout entire year

By AJ Edwards | November 12, 2013

Even though Veterans Day comes once a year, it’s never the wrong time to show your support and respect to veterans in your community. The holiday is a good opportunity to thank servicemen and women, but it’s just a reminder of the behavior we should...

Veterans honored by students at flag raising ceremony

By Rachel Scaman | November 12, 2013

Rep. Adam Kinzinger, who has served in the military, spoke at Monday’s Veterans Day flagraising ceremony to honor those who have served.The Veterans Day Ceremony, which was held at the flag pole by the lagoon outside Altgeld Hall, is an annual event...