LATEST: October 12-The Prairie Grove 46 Board of Education announced that the Board and the Teachers' Association have reached an agreement after 7 and ½ hours of mediation. The sole remaining issue revolved around health insurance contributions.
Dr. John G. Peters will step down as president of Northern Illinois University effective with the end of the current academic year. Peters announced his plans during this afternoon's State of the University address.
The respected political scientist became the 11th president of NIU in June 2000.
Five DeKalb-area residents are among 11 alumni who will be recognized this weekend by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Northern Illinois University for their accomplishments and service NIU.