NIU Huskie Food Pantry To Open For Academic Year

Aug 22, 2016

The Huskie Food Pantry is once again opening to help Northern Illinois University students in need.

The pantry, which helps NIU students without a meal plan obtain healthy food consistently, was started independently by NIU Career Services staff member Katherine Zuidema.

"It started in 2014 out of the graces of her good heart,” said Liz McKee, NIU Assistant Community Service Director. “She came to the university this year and we picked it up."

Amanda Vinicky

  Jesse White’s days as the Illinois Secretary of State may be coming to a close.

Last August, he said he would not run for re-election.

But then, in April, he told WBEZ that he “may not be able to ride off into the sunset.” He said as a “loyal Democrat,” he might be drafted to try for a sixth term in 2018.

Gov. Rauner Signs Youth Hunting Bills

Aug 22, 2016
Carl Nelson/WNIJ

  Illinois has new rules on youth hunting.   Governor Bruce Rauner signed several bills into law, one of which expanded state programs to include trapping.  Another adds a weekend to the youth turkey hunting season.  When signing the bills, Rauner reflected on how he started hunting.  

S&P Report Says Illinois Not Ready For Recession

Aug 22, 2016
Eric Skiff

  In 2008, the Great Recession helped tip Illinois into a fiscal crisis it still hasn't recovered from. A new report from Standard & Poor's found that even a moderate recession would mean big trouble for the state's budget. ​

Illinois Issues editor Jamey Dunn sat down with Illinois Edition editor Sean Crawford to discuss the findings.  


NIU Police

Early Sunday, police responded to John Street and Locust Street for a report of shots fired. Officers received a report that an individual, who is not affiliated with the university, was driven by a friend to Kishwaukee Hospital for a gunshot wound.

According to a campus safety bulletin, police have additional patrols in the area and are interviewing several individuals. Police ask that the community stay clear of the area.  DeKalb Police continue to investigate this incident.