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NIU Honors Local Alumni

Oct 11, 2012
NIU

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.

University of Illinois

It is a year of honors for University of Illinois Engineering and Physics Professor Nick Holonyak Jr. The inventor of the first light-emitting diode, or LED, addressed a crowd of students and faculty this week on the 50th anniversary of that innovation.

More Training Possible for New Drivers

Oct 9, 2012
cyberdriveillinois.com

There's speculation some teenagers put off getting their drivers licenses until they're 18 to avoid Illinois' graduated drivers license program.  There's a chance those young motorists would be required to get more training in the future too.

mchenry.edu

McHenry County College will receive nearly $600,000 over three years from a U.S. Labor Department  grant to expand its manufacturing and robotics training programs. According to the McHenry County Labor Report of 2011, manufacturing is the largest employment sector of industry in McHenry County.

Rockford College Changing Name

Oct 3, 2012
Rockford.edu

Rockford College trustees have approved changing the institution's name to Rockford University.  According to the school's website, work to fully complete the transition will be taking place from now until July 1, 2013 and the school will proceed with submitting all formal petitions for university designation to the State of Illinois and all accrediting agencies.

College Illinois Up and Running...Again

Oct 2, 2012
College Illinois

College Illinois is once again open for business. The state's troubled pre-paid tuition program had previously stopped selling contracts amid reports of financial mismanagement.

Illinois Isn't Immune To Research Funding Woes At Universities

Oct 1, 2012

Declining state funding for major public universities has the National Science Board concerned about the ability of the schools to carry out engineering research, while also providing an affordable education to a broad range of students. The Board's latest report says Illinois is a prime example.

NIU Still Waiting On State Payments

Sep 21, 2012
NIU

Northern Illinois University President John Peters has told members of the university's board of trustees that the state is once again behind on payments. 

The Chicago Teachers Union president says the city's students will be back in class Wednesday after delegates voted overwhelmingly to suspend a seven-day teachers strike. 

Karen Lewis spoke during a Tuesday evening news conference after delegates met to consider a tentative contract proposal. The teachers walked out last week over issues including how they are evaluated and job security. Some 350, ooo students were affected.   

No Deal: Chicago Teachers To Continue Strike

Sep 17, 2012

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel says he will seek a court order to end the teachers strike, and that the strike is illegal under state law.

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