northern illinois

NIU Breaks Ground on $27M Building Renovation
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Northern Illinois University held a ceremonial groundbreaking Monday for a $27 million renovation of the facility that houses performing arts, theater and other departments.
The Stevens Building opened in 1959 as the Fine Arts Building...
NIU Sees Increase in International Students
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — An almost 30 percent increase in international students has helped Northern Illinois University record its lowest drop in enrollment in five years.
NIU announced in a news release Wednesday that its fall enrollment is 20,611 — a 2...
Bank Robberies Way Up In Northern Illinois
If you think you're hearing about more and more back robberies recently, the numbers say you're right.
The Chicago Tribune reports that the FBI has recorded 96 bank robberies in an 18-county area of northern Illinois this year, compared with 122 for all of 2013...
Free Motorcycle Training Courses Offered By IDOT
With motorcycle season in full swing, it's not a bad time to brush up on your riding skills. To that end, the Illinois Department of Transportation has announced that openings are still available in upcoming motorcycle training courses.
The Northern Illinois University Motorcycle Safety Project offer…