Contract negotiations
3:37 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Union Rejects Kishwaukee College's "Last, Best Offer"

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Kishwaukee College faculty members voted down a contract proposal from school administrators today after a two-hour meeting.

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sticking points: salary and insurance
4:13 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Kishwaukee College Delivers 'Last Best Offer' To Faculty Union

Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

The union representing Kishwaukee College teachers says last night’s failed contract negotiations have moved both sides closer to a strike. 

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Criminal charges still pending
6:20 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Lawsuit Against NIU Fraternity Dismissed In Drinking Death

Credit Bogenberger Family Photo

A Cook County judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a fraternity in the death of a Northern Illinois University student.

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6:57 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Beloit College Sets Up Luke Somers Memorial Fund

Beloit College created a memorial fund for Luke Somers, a hostage killed in Yemen during a U.S. rescue attempt. Somers is a graduate of the college.

The fund will honor Somers and his photojournalism, and provide students study abroad opportunities. It would especially benefit students who want to study the people and cultures of the Middle East.

4:58 am
Mon December 8, 2014

Campus Sexual Assault: Prevention And Awareness

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Northern Illinois University is moving forward on a sweeping plan to deal with sexual assault on campus.

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Luke Somers
10:19 am
Sat December 6, 2014

Slain American Hostage Was Beloit College Grad

American photojournalist Luke Somers was born in London 33 years ago, but chose Beloit College in Wisconsin for his liberal arts education. Somers was killed during a failed rescue attempt in Yemen.

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4:58 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Report: More Than Half Of Illinois Public School Students Are Low-Income

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New statistics released by the Illinois State Board of Education show that more than half of Illinois' public school students are low-income.

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Monday's ceremony
6:04 am
Tue September 23, 2014

Update: NIU's Stevens Building Overhaul Is Halfway There

Governor Pat Quinn and NIU students throw some dirt at the site of the major rehabilitation of Stevens Hall.
Zack Zerndt WNIJ

Northern Illinois University broke ground Monday on the $27 million expansion of the Stevens Building. The renovation of the university’s home of theater, dance, and anthropology has been on the school’s priority list for years.

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Huskies Food Pantry
3:19 am
Fri September 12, 2014

Hunger In The Classroom: A Growing Need For Campus Pantries

Vegetables grown by and donated by students working in the Communiversity Garden on campus.
Susan Stephens WNIJ

The "ramen noodle diet" may once have been a badge of honor for the college student on a strict budget. But now, with changing demographics and skyrocketing education costs, “food insecurity” is being seen as a serious problem on campuses across the nation. 

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5:24 pm
Mon September 8, 2014

Freeport School District Superintendent Submits Resignation

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Freeport School District Superintendent Roberta Selleck has submitted her resignation to the Freeport School Board.

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