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Hookah bar to allow pot

By Kierra Frazier | February 17, 2020

DeKALB — Students and residents who are 21 and older and aren’t able to use marijuana in their residence halls or apartments will soon be able to smoke cannabis at Aromas Hookah Bar, 811 W. Lincoln Highway.Cameron Dye, an owner of Aromas Hookah Bar,...

Alleged rapist seeks new sentence

By Kierra Frazier | December 9, 2019

DeKALB — A former Sycamore man who is currently serving a 55-year prison sentence is seeking a retrial after being charged for abducting a former student at gunpoint and raping her at his home in 2001.April 25, 2001, Todd Allgood, a 51-year-old former...

Besides selling the work of artists like Ed Sheehan and The Beatles, Green Tangerine also sells the music of local musicians.

Record store provides local artists’ music

By Jamie O'Toole, Columnist | December 4, 2019

DeKALB — Green Tangerine Records, known for its sales of various music genres, is exposing customers to local underground artists by selling their music in the store.Sara Mohr, a College of DuPage student and Green Tangerine  Records customer, said...

The Huskies run onto the field Oct. 5 at Huskie Stadium before a game against Ball State University.

Fatty’s to host NIU versus Central Michigan watch party

By Northern Star Staff | November 1, 2019

DeKALB – Fatty’s Pub, 1312 W. Lincoln Highway, will host a football watch party 11 a.m. Saturday for the NIU versus Central Michigan University game.The Huskies stand at 3–5 this season. NIU is coming off a Homecoming game victory where the Huskies...

Store owner DJ Bhatt signs off on a copy job for a customer.

Grocer brings Indian café to city

By Ashley Dwy | September 16, 2019

By adding an Indian grocery store and the Khana Khazana café to Gurukrupa Indian Grocery and Copy services, 1005 W. Lincoln Highway, current owner DJ Bhatt hoped to incorporate all-vegetarian food to DeKalb’s culture.Gurukrupa Indian Grocery and Copy...

DeKalb County for Warren announces first canvass at kick-off event

By Daniel Doren | August 30, 2019

DeKalb County for Warren, a local grassroots organization in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential bid, had its kick-off event 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway. Those in attendance were provided with information about...

Pizza Pros to host Democratic primary kick-off event for Warren

Pizza Pros to host Democratic primary kick-off event for Warren

By Northern Star Staff | August 28, 2019

DeKalb County for Warren, in support of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s presidential campaign, will have its free kick-off event at 7 p.m. Thursday at Pizza Pro’s, 1205 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb. It will last about two hours, according to Mark Pietrowski,...

City parking changes to take effect August 29

By Northern Star Staff | August 16, 2019

The City of DeKalb will begin enforcing parking restrictions Aug. 29, according to a city press release. Until Aug. 28, vehicle users violating parking restrictions will be given a notice warning them of changing regulations.The amendments change most...

Migrant caravan stirs politics

Migrant caravan stirs politics

By Chris Grask | November 4, 2018

A migrant caravan from central America is on a collision course with the U.S. military as they head toward the U.S-Mexico border. A massive influx of civilians coming in is a fake-hysteria story and should not be worried about. This caravan is a media...

DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle for driving without lights on at the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Stadium Drive at 2 a.m. Sunday. The driver, David M. Stearns, 19, of St. Charles, did not admit to drinking, but failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Stearns for DUI, DUI over .08, driving without lights on when required and unlawful consumption of alcohol. The other passengers, Garret H. Pahlke, 19, Adam C. Taylor, 19 and Trevor T. Schatzlein, 19, all of St. Charles, were arrested for unlawful consumption of alcohol. DeKalb County Sheriffs Officers stopped a vehicle that failed to yield to another vehicle and not use a turn signal on the corner of Annie Glidden Road and Hillcrest Drive at 3:52 a.m. Sunday. The driver, Chad J. Keller, 25, of Milwaukee, Wis., admitted he had been drinking and failed field sobriety tests. Police arrested Keller for failing to signal, DUI and DUI over .08, and transported him to the DeKalb County Jail pending bond. Police responded to an apartment in the 1000 block of Lincoln Highway for a report of subjects trying to break into the apartment at 7:40 p.m. Saturday. Police arrested David J. Vogt, 27, of Chicago, for disorderly conduct, battery and obstructing a peace officer, Michael J. Vogt, 20, of Freeport, for disorderly conduct and Brett R. Westerland, 19, of Coal City, for unlawful consumption of alcohol, using a fictitious drivers license and obstructing a peace officer. Complainants called police at 9:24 p.m. Friday because they were worried about their friend, who they told police was intoxicated. Police located the subject, Justin V. Korff, 24, of DeKalb, in the 300 block of East Sunset Place, where he had defecated in the front yard of a residence. Police issued Korff a citation for defacing public property and released him.

Campus Crime April 2018

By Northern Star Staff | July 9, 2018

 The following was taken directly from the NIU Police Department. Anyone mentioned is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. The NIU Police Department provides police reports at safety.April 51. At 11:18 a.m., someone...

Wireless Zone, the wireless retail company, is expected to open Feb. 28 at its new DeKalb location, 1015 W. Lincoln Highway.

Wireless retail to open in DeKalb later this month

By Batul Cutlerywala | February 15, 2018

The Wireless Zone, a store that specializes in wireless accessories, will be opening in DeKalb Feb. 28 at 1015 W. Lincoln Highway.A new store location is expected to provide a more convenient location for customers’ wireless needs and bring employment...

Officers respond to robbery

By Northern Star Staff | October 16, 2017

DeKALB — DeKalb Police Department officials are investigating a Thursday armed robbery at the Stadium View II apartment complex, 1315 W. Lincoln Highway.The incident was reported to have occurred at about 11:30 p.m. after which the suspect was believed...