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FBI warns of bookstore scam

By Morgan Fink | September 14, 2017

DeKALB — The FBI issued a warning to students about a recent campus bookstore credit card scam that broke out at multiple universities and colleges.Officials at various universities reported their bookstores lost thousands of dollars because of the...

Book buyback guide: When and where to sell

By Northern Star staff | April 30, 2015

Bookstores are now accepting buybacks. Here is a list of textbook buyback times and locations:Holmes Student Center BookstoreEarly bird buyback:•8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Center Cafe corridor, bus stop entrance•8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday at...

Pass/Fail: Blue book exams save print fees; Protest bombs Friday afternoon

By Carl Nadig | October 1, 2014

Pass: Blue book exams save print feesAs the cost of printing passes from the university to the student body, it’s a good thing not every student has to pay seven cents a page to take an exam.Many students are beginning to take their first round of exams....

Students find new means to acquire textbooks

By Dan Ehrhardt | September 5, 2013

Buying textbooks doesn’t have to empty a student’s wallet.Jody Boardman, general manager of the Village Commons Bookstore, said she receives complaints about textbook prices, and some student employees moan and groan because of the cost.“I’m annoyed,...

Internet gives boost to holiday book store sales

By Erin Kolb | December 5, 2012

Internet sales prove popular for the NIU Bookstore and Village Commons Bookstore around the holidays. Paul Palian, director of media and public relations, said sales are usually twice as high for the NIU Bookstore, 340 Carroll Ave., and the Village Commons...

Three DeKalb businesses offer book buybacks

By Juliana Leprich | May 2, 2012

Students who want to get cash back for their textbooks have a number of places where they can do so. The NIU bookstore in the Holmes Student Center has a buyback event going on. Though the bookstore buys books back year round, is it offering more incentives...

Book buybacks underway around DeKalb

By Dan Martynowicz | November 29, 2011

As the semester draws to a close, many students look to sell textbooks. Local businesses like Copy Service, 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, Village Commons Book Store, 901 Lucinda Ave., and the NIU Book Store, 340 Carroll Ave. offer new and used textbooks to...

Bail reduction denied for man connected to shooting

Bail reduction denied for man connected to shooting

By Dave Gong | November 29, 2011

Circuit Judge Robbin Stuckert denied a bond reduction motion Monday for one of the men charged in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting in the Village Commons Bookstore parking lot. The attorney for Luther Teagues, 18, requested bond be reduced to $100,000...

Eric Sims, 20, is charged with aggravated battery with a
firearm, armed violence and armed robbery in connection with the
Sept. 28 shooting on Lucinda Avenue.

Two arrested in connection with Sept. 28 shooting

By Dave Gong | October 14, 2011

Two men arrested in connection with the Sept. 28 shooting on Lucinda Avenue appeared in court Friday for a bond hearing, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said bond was set at $750,000 for Eric Sims, 20, of Evergreen Park and Ventreal Lewis,...

No arrests made in Wednesday’s shooting; police have additional person of interest

By Dave Gong | September 29, 2011

There have been no arrests in connection with the Wednesday night shooting at 901 Lucinda Ave., said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Spangler said several people were detained following the shooting, but were released after police determined they were...

A DeKalb squad car sits outside Sharks, 901 Lucinda Avenue.
Police confirmed one person was shot in the leg and has been taken
to Kishwaukee Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Police: No arrests made in Wednesday night shooting

By Matt Liparota and Kyla Gardner | September 29, 2011

UPDATE (10:35 a.m.): No arrests have been made in relation to the late Wednesday shooting near Lucinda Avenue, said DeKalb Police Lt. Gary Spangler. Police are still looking for suspects. UPDATE (5:33 a.m.): DeKalb Police Chief Bill Feithen said the victim...

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Pricy textbooks staying on shelves, off students’ desks

By Shelby Devitt | September 5, 2011

As textbook prices rise ever higher, college students have turned to more affordable options. However, according to a survey released by the U.S. Public Interest Research Group, some students are becoming unable to buy them at all. The survey, released...