northern illinois

Illinois Budget Stalemate Means Work Stops on NIU Building
The consequences of a lack of a budget in Springfield are beginning to show themselves in DeKalb.
According to The Daily Chronicle, construction has stopped on a $27.4 million classroom building at Northern Illinois University.
An NIU spokesman says the state's Capital Development Board is f…
Business Owners Expecting Boost During NIU Graduation
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Businesses near Northern Illinois University are expecting a boost in sales when families flood the area for spring graduation.
The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports DeKalb will see tens of thousands of visitors during ceremonies next month...
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…