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Northern Illinois University

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

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

Update: NIU's Stevens Building Overhaul Is Halfway There

Sep 23, 2014
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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.

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. 

Freeport School District

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

The Illinois State Board of Education and the Illinois PTA have teamed up to offer their first Back To School webinar on Tuesday, Sept. 9.

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

A group of climate change activists is making its way from Los Angeles to Washington, D.C.  Tuesday, they set up camp in DeKalb, pitching their tents and solar panels on Northern Illinois University’s campus near Northern Public Radio’s studio.

 “The Great March For Climate Action” plans to deliver its message to the President, Congress, ANYONE who’ll listen, in the nation’s capitol in November.

David Zahrt says he’s the oldest activist who has been along for the whole trip… he’s 77. And he’s doing it for his grandchildren.

Beloit College

They were born in 1996. And now they are filling seats at a college campus near you. Who is the Class of 2018?  

Susan Stephens / WNIJ

Rockford is moving forward with a massive 10-year plan to revamp its elementary schools. The School Board approved the 250-million dollar plan last night on a five to one vote, with one abstention.

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