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An early shot of the tornado near Franklin Grove, Ill. Photo courtesy Walker Ashley, NIU Deparment of Geography
On the early evening of April 9, 2015, a large, violent tornado moved across portions of Lee, Ogle, DeKalb and McHenry counties, with winds as high as 195 mph. DeKalb County’s small community of Fairdale sustained a direct hit from the twister, which killed two and injured dozens of others. Unfortunately, the odds of some...
Image of a blood draw
It’s cops versus firefighters! The Northern Illinois University Police, DeKalb Police and DeKalb Fire departments are co-sponsoring a blood drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, in the parking lot of the DeKalb Police Department at 700 W. Lincoln Hwy. Heartland Blood Centers, the main blood supplier to many hospitals in the...
NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips
Northern Illinois University has released its 2015-16 Annual Campus Safety and Security Report. The report includes information regarding campus security procedures, personal and fire safety data, crime prevention, emergency response procedures and crime data for the last three years. Every post-secondary institution in the country is required to file the report annually by Oct. 1...
NIU police cars
To the university community: I am certain that all members of the NIU community share my frustration and anger over the incident that took place at an off campus party in the early morning hours of Sunday. The safety of our students, faculty and staff is our foremost concern. We are committed to doing whatever...
NIU campus flood of August 2007
Portions of the City of DeKalb are under an elevated flooding risk due to heavy rains, officials said Tuesday. Interim Public Works Director John Laskowski said that residents should be aware of the potential for flash flooding within city limits and beyond. The City of DeKalb Police Department non-emergency dispatch number is (815) 748-8400 and should be...
Veterans Day 2013
As Veterans Day approaches, Northern Illinois University alumna and Illinois State Rep. Stephanie Kifowit is reflecting on fellow veterans who sacrificed their lives for freedom and on her service in the Marine Corps. After graduating high school, Kifowit joined the Marines on an impulse and didn’t tell her family until after she had signed up....
Hosted by the DeKalb and Northern Illinois University police departments and organized by New Hope Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Joe Mitchell, the inagural unity walk brought together city, university and community members in an effort to strengthen the community while building civility and respect. Participants marched from the NIU School of Nursing building east on Ridge Drive, turning...
Doug Baker
Greetings from Chicago! This morning I was in the city giving a radio interview to Craig Dellimore for his Sunday public affairs program, “At Issue,” on WBBM-AM 780. On Thursday, I appeared live on WGN-AM 720 as part of Steve Cochran’s mini-series about higher education. Among the many topics I discussed with both was the...
Homecoming 2013
As NIU celebrates Homecoming week, student safety is a top priority for the campus and DeKalb communities. One of the ways the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management promotes student safety is by recruiting volunteers to patrol areas of Greek Row, various areas on campus (including residence halls and Lincoln Highway) and Rec parties...
Logo of the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics
Members of local law enforcement agencies will participate in the Illinois Law Enforcement Torch Run at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 9. The run begins at the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department, 150 N. Main St. in Sycamore. DeKalb-area participants include representatives from the NIU, DeKalb and Sycamore police departments and the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Department who...
Photo of parking ticket on windshield
New snowfall has exceeded 2 inches. Pursuant to Chapter 51, Section 51.21 of the City of DeKalb Municipal Code, the assistant director of public works has declared a “parking prohibition” on all designated snow routes in the city, thereby activating a parking prohibition on all designated snow emergency routes in effect today beginning at 2...
Photo of a "NO PARKING" sign on a green surface
The DeKalb Police Department has announced changes to parking restrictions for Homecoming weekend. The changes, which are the same as in recent years, allow for increased visibility and “safer traffic flow on Greek Row streets that are rather narrow,” according to a news release from the department. The restrictions, which take place beginning at 5...