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Education
9:57 am
Fri October 12, 2012

Teachers Strike in Crystal Lake

District 46

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. 

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The State of Northern Illinois University
3:50 pm
Thu October 11, 2012

Dr. Peters Will Leave NIU In June 2013

Dr. John G. Peters, 11th President of Northern Illinois University
NIU Media Services

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.

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Education
4:45 am
Thu October 11, 2012

NIU Honors Local Alumni

Richard Johannesen Professor Emeritus, Communication 1971-2002
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.

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Education
10:09 am
Wed October 10, 2012

LED Inventor Speaks on its 50th Anniversary

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.

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Education
8:04 am
Tue October 9, 2012

More Training Possible for New Drivers

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.

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Education
8:00 am
Tue October 9, 2012

College Receives Grant to Expand Training Programs

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.

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Education
4:36 am
Wed October 3, 2012

Rockford College Changing Name

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.

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Education
4:33 am
Tue October 2, 2012

College Illinois Up and Running...Again

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.

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Education
6:45 am
Mon October 1, 2012

Illinois Isn't Immune To Research Funding Woes At Universities

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.

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Education
6:17 am
Fri September 21, 2012

NIU Still Waiting On State Payments

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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. 

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