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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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  • Joseph Waldeck, partner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck

    Joseph Waldeck, partner, Schiller DuCanto & Fleck
    Former Lake County judge Joseph Waldeck has joined law firm Schiller DuCanto & Feck as a partner working out of its Lake Forest office. He is former supervising judge of Lake County's Juvenile Court. Waldeck received a bachelor's degree from Marquette...
  • Joseph Barillari, film teacher and reviewer, dies at 74

     Joseph Barillari, film teacher and reviewer, dies at 74
    Retired College of DuPage administrator Joseph Barillari loved movies and shared his knowledge of film in reviews broadcast on the Glen Ellyn school's radio station, WDCB-FM 90.9. He initially reviewed movies on the public radio station with fellow...
  • William E. 'Bill' Young, 1935–2014

     William E. 'Bill' Young, 1935–2014
    Bill Young's introduction to wrestling began after he was involved in a little "scuffle" while a student at Thornton Township High School in Harvey in the 1950s. "They told him either we're going to call your parents, or you can join the wrestling team,...
  • Naperville D203 hires 2 administrators

    Naperville D203 hires 2 administrators
    Naperville Unit District 203 has hired two new administrators for the upcoming school year. Michelle Fregoso of Naperville has been named director of communications, replacing Susan Rice, who left in January. Her annual salary is $90,000, district...
  • Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014

    Eric Gordon McLaren, principal at Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, 1964-2014
    When faced in 2010 with a devastating diagnosis of ALS, Eric Gordon McLaren, then principal of Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy in Aurora, took his family to Idaho for a whitewater rafting trip. Strapped into a chair secured to the raft, he...
  • Former attorney, radio host pleads guilty in $2.3 million fraud

    Former attorney, radio host pleads guilty in $2.3 million fraud
    Oak Park couple Jamal and Leda Khoury thought they were investing their life savings wisely when they transferred $2.3 million into their real estate attorney’s escrow account three years ago to buy commercial real estate properties in the area....
  • Former prosecutor had 'grave concerns' about charges against NIU cop

    Former prosecutor had 'grave concerns' about charges against NIU cop
    A former DeKalb County state’s attorney testified today that he had “grave concerns” over an investigation that led to a Northern Illinois University campus police officer being charged with sexually assaulting a student. Former...
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  • Audiologist drawn to the field because of grandfathers' hearing loss

    By Marcella Kreiter As a pre-med student at the University of North Dakota, audiologist Marie Vetter was flipping through a course catalog when she came across the section on Communication Sciences and Disorders. She spotted an introductory course on...
  • Hinsdale D86 hires special ed program leader

    Hinsdale D86 hires special ed program leader
    A new leader has been selected to head Hinsdale Township High School District 86's newly independent special education program. That hiring, and the recent appointment of a new CFO for the district, is fueling ongoing concerns among some board members...
  • Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator

     Speech pathologist joins District 36 as administrator
    The incoming director of student services at Winnetka Public Schools District 36 said she'll bring previous experience in special education and blended early childhood education programs at other districts to the job she starts May 27. The school...
  • Triton College president retiring after 30-year career

    Triton College president retiring after 30-year career
    Triton College President Patricia Granados plans to retire at the end of 2014, bringing to a close a career that has spanned more than half the college's existence. "It's a big decision. I think I know it's the right time for me to go on to the next...