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Northern Illinois University

Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to d... Show more »
Founded in 1895, the public university is located in DeKalb, Ill., with a student body of approximately 23,000. The school is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with 60 undergraduate majors and 100 graduate- and doctoral- level programs in seven colleges: Business, Education, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Law, Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Visual and Performing Arts. Northern also runs satellite centers in Chicago, Naperville, Rockford, Hoffman Estates and Oregon, Ill. NIU's 16 NCAA Division I athletics teams are known as the Huskies and compete in the Mid-American Conference. On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2008, five students were shot to death in a lecture hall by gunman, Steven Kazmierczak, a former student, who then killed himself. Killed were NIU students Gayle Dubowski, 20; Catalina Garcia, 20; Julianna Gehant, 32: Ryanne Mace, 19; and Daniel Parmenter, 20. « Show less

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  • David Kaplan

    David Kaplan
    David Kaplan is one of the most trusted names on the Chicago sports scene. He joined WGN Radio as a sports reporter in April of 1995 and is currently the afternoon drive sports reporter and host of WGN Sports Night, heard weeknights 7-10 p.m., and Cubs...
  • 1216 Chestnut Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091

    1216 Chestnut Ave., Wilmette, IL 60091
    On June 14, Timothy Mrozinski sold his home at 1216 Chestnut Ave. in Wilmette, Ill., to Timothy J. Dart. Mr. Dart paid $3,200,000 for the home. Timothy J. Dart is a partner at Nicolay & Dart, a law firm based in Chicago. Dart graduated with a bachelor'...
  • Janice Allen

    Janice Allen
    Janice Allen is an award-winning journalist who joined the FOX 17 News team in July 2010. You can catch Janice as the FOX 17 News at Ten anchor and reporting for FOX 17 News at Six Monday through Friday. Janice has always loved meeting new people and...
  • April 22: Music Lounge Guests The BMR4

    April 22: Music Lounge Guests The BMR4
    www.bmr4.com/media Upcoming Events: Andy's Jazz Club, 11 East Hubbard , Chicago (312) 642-6805 Morseland , 1218 West Morse Ave, Chicago (773) 764-8900 Bios: Chris Bernhardt As a versatile player with eclectic tastes, bassist Bernhardt has never...
  • 2 indicted in shooting of NIU football player

    Two Northern Illinois University students have been indicted on attempted first-degree murder and other charges in connection with last month’s off-campus shooting that injured an NIU football player. In addition to attempted murder, a DeKalb...
  • Woman shot at 57th Street Beach dies

    A 22-year-old Calumet City woman who was critically shot at the 57th Street Beach late Memorial Day has died, authorities said this morning. The death of Aeyanuna Rogers raised the holiday slaying total to seven. At least 20 other people were wounded...
  • Fast track program can help you zoom to a double degree MBA

    Fast track program can help you zoom to a double degree MBA
    When Joe Walker was looking for an MBA program he wanted one that would get him back into the workforce quickly and that would challenge him enough to prepare him for a management job. Walker believes he found the perfect program in Northern Illinois...
  • Facebook and job performance

    Facebook and job performance
    There's a perception among job seekers that material posted on Facebook and other social networking sites can only hinder their chances of employment. A dumb comment that can never be erased. That photo of you — bleary-eyed — building a...
  • One dead, two critical in accident near NIU campus

    One dead, two critical in accident near NIU campus
    A 21-year-old man died and two other men were airlifted from the scene of a car wreck early Sunday morning near Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. Police found open containers of alcohol in the car and believe it may have played a role in the crash,...
  • Study: Facebook profile is good predictor of how well you'll perform on the job

    Study: Facebook profile is good predictor of how well you'll perform on the job
    We usually use Facebook to document our personal lives, but a new study says our profiles may reveal how successful we’ll be at work. Researchers at Northern Illinois University, the University of Evansville and Auburn University had a university...
  • Study: Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job performance

    Study: Facebook profile beats IQ test in predicting job performance
    Can a person's Facebook profile reveal what kind of employee he or she might be? The answer is yes, and with unnerving accuracy, according to a new paper published in the Journal of Applied Social Psychology. And if you are smugly thinking to yourself,...
  • Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi face off in 8th District Congressional primary

    Duckworth, Krishnamoorthi face off in 8th District Congressional primary
    The Congressional contest in Illinois' redrawn 8th District has Democrats Tammy Duckworth and Raja Krishnamoorthi facing off in Tuesday's primary. Both live in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates and both have spent much of the day visiting with supporters...