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  • Judge rules against ex-frat members in hazing case May 29, 2014 7:30 PM
    A DeKalb County judge has rejected four former NIU fraternity members' claim that the state's hazing statute is unconstitutional. The four were charged after the death of Palatine native David Bogenberger in 2012.

  • NIU holds active-shooter training May 12, 2014 4:10 PM
    Police at Northern Illinois University are training this month for active-shooter situations. The school was the site of a deadly campus shooting in 2008 when a gunman killed five people and injured more than a dozen others before killing himself.

  • Ex-NIU police chief sues school in federal court Feb 21, 2014 4:24 PM
    The former police chief at Northern Illinois University is suing the school, saying he wants to be reinstated to his post and get an apology from administrators. Donald Grady, who is black, filed the federal civil rights lawsuit Wednesday, saying he was fired without being given a fair hearing and was treated differently than white employees who were implicated in a scheme to use proceeds from off-the-books sales of scrap metal.

  • NIU marks anniversary of shootings with bell ringing Feb 14, 2014 7:38 PM
    Northern Illinois University students and faculty along with Gov. Pat Quinn on Friday marked the six-year anniversary of deadly shootings on the campus. “Today is a day to reflect. Six years ago today, Illinois lost five young men and women in a tragedy that shook the entire nation,” Quinn said. “We will never forget the pain and sadness that we all felt when tragedy hit home.”

  • NIU to mark shooting anniversary with bell-ringing Feb 7, 2014 5:39 PM
    Northern Illinois University will mark next week’s sixth anniversary of a campus shooting that killed five students with a moment of reflection and a bell-ringing.

  • NIU Huskies load up on defensive recruits Feb 5, 2014 6:03 PM
    After a second consecutive 12-win season, Northern Illinois head football coach Rod Carey came away with 31 recruits for its 2014 class. Drawing from 11 states, NIU’s list includes 15 defensive players, 14 offensive players and two specialists. NIU added nine recruits from Illinois, seven from Wisconsin and five from Florida to lead the class.

  • NIU looking to attract international students Jan 20, 2014 4:24 PM
    Northern Illinois University is making an effort to attract more international students. “We believe higher education fails a student if we do not provide the global competencies,” said Raymond Alden, the school’s new vice president of international affairs.

  • Northern Illinois falls to No. 13 Iowa State 99-63 Dec 31, 2013 8:59 PM
    Iowa State capped one of the saddest days in program history with a reminder of why its future looks so bright. DeAndre Kane had 16 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds and No. 13 Iowa State blew past Northern Illinois 99-63 on Tuesday night for its 12th straight win.

  • IHSA football championships drew nearly 30,000 Dec 17, 2013 2:13 PM
    Organizers of this year’s high school football state finals say the two-day event drew nearly 30,000 fans to DeKalb and Northern Illinois University’s football stadium, topping last year's numbers at the title games in Champaign.

  • Winston wins Heisman Trophy; NIU's Lynch third Dec 14, 2013 8:49 PM
    Jameis Winston left voters no choice but to give him the Heisman Trophy. The Florida State quarterback became the second straight freshmen to win the Heisman on Saturday night, earning college football's most prestigious individual award with a performance so spectacular and dominant that even a criminal investigation couldn't derail his candidacy. Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch finished third.

  • Another MAC honor for NIU’s Lynch Dec 2, 2013 4:35 PM
    Northern Illinois University quarterback Jordan Lynch earned a his eighth Mid-American Conference Offensive Player of the Week honor after leading NIU to a 33-14 victory over Western Michigan, league officials announced Monday.

  • Huskie legend Jorgensen dies at 78 Dec 2, 2013 4:34 PM
    DEKALB — A member of the NIU Athletics Hall of Fame, former men’s basketball head coach Tom Jorgensen, who was known for his high-scoring teams, died Friday in Aurora, Colo., at the age of 78.

  • IHSA, NIU excited about state final weekend Nov 29, 2013 5:40 PM
    Marty Hickman has heard the speculation as long as he has been executive director of the Illinois High School Association: move the football state finals closer to the state’s largest population center and watch attendance rise. That long-held theory gets put to the test Friday and Saturday when Northern Illinois University hosts eight IHSA state championship games at Huskie Stadium in DeKalb for the first time.

  • When it comes to sports coverage, you just can’t win Nov 18, 2013 11:31 AM
    We try really, really hard not to show bias when it comes to our sports teams. But that's a tall order when you're dealing with so many fanatics, says Jim Davis, DuPage/Fox Valley news director.

  • Lynch leads No. 20 N. Illinois past Ball State Nov 14, 2013 12:13 AM
    Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey thinks Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch deserves to be mentioned in Heisman Trophy talk. "If Jordan isn't in the conversation for the Heisman I don't know what people are watching, they were asleep," Carey said. Playing in front of a national television audience, Lynch threw two touchdown passes ran for two scores to help No. 20 Northern Illinois beat Ball State 48-27 on Wednesday night.

  • NIU inaugurates new president Nov 13, 2013 9:34 PM
    Northern Illinois University inaugurated Douglas Baker as its new president on Wednesday during a 90-minute ceremony at the Holmes Student Center of its DeKalb campus. Baker said he is honored to be entrusted with the responsibility of leading the university of 21,000 students. He said his top priority will be student career success.

  • Guns found in Northern Illinois University dorm Nov 13, 2013 9:31 PM
    Bond has been set at $40,000 for a South suburban man arrested after police said they found guns and body armor in his Northern Illinois University dorm room.

  • Huskies to honor veterans at game Nov 12, 2013 4:02 PM
    Northern Illinois University will honor the nation’s veterans before and during Wednesday’s game with Ball State. There will be numerous activities to commemorate the veterans, active members of the military and emergency first responders.

  • Cary-Grove grad's documentary highlights campus sexual assault Nov 4, 2013 9:47 AM
    Northern Illinois University student filmmakers are working on turning the spotlight on the national epidemic of college sexual assault, and graduate student Alexandra Forni of Fox River Grove is one of the lead students in the effort. “It's not just here, it's everywhere. It's such a pervasive problem,” said Forni, 24, a graduate of Cary-Grove High School.

  • NIU jersey auction to benefit Active Heroes Nov 1, 2013 4:49 PM
    Special game jerseys to be worn by the Northern Illinois University Huskies during their Mid-American Conference football game against Ball State on Wednesday, Nov. 13, will be auctioned to benefit Active Heroes, a charity that supports veterans, active military and their families.

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