9:15 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Race for IL-16 "Exciting"

NIU's Matt Streb

The race for the Republican nomination in Illinois' 16th Congressional District is one of the most closely-watched in the nation.  That's according to Matt Streb, who chairs NIU's political science department.  The race is unusual because it pits two incumbent Congressmen against each other.  Streb analyzes this race in an interview with WNIJ's Dan Klefstad.

6:29 am
Tue February 28, 2012

The Art of the Sales Pitch

Students from around the globe tested their sales skills this past weekend at the 2nd Annual World Collegiate Sales Open held at Northern Illinois University. 

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6:27 am
Wed February 22, 2012

NIU Part of Facebook Study

A Northern Illinois University professor is behind a study that is receiving national attention. 

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7:22 am
Fri February 10, 2012

NIU's Cole Hall officially reopens this weekend

Northern Illinois University's new Cole Hall
Northern Illinois University

An open house and a rededication ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 12, marked the formal reopening of Cole Hall on the Northern Illinois University in DeKalb. The building was closed after a gunman killed five others and himself nearly four years ago in a lecture room.

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6:26 am
Fri December 23, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Four

Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe. 

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4:20 am
Thu December 22, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Three

NIU's Altgeld Hall
Northern Illinois University

Several high-profile crimes involving Northern Illinois University students over the past few years have raised concerns over safety on and off campus. That leaves university leaders looking for ways to make their school safer…while challenging the perception they’re different from any other college campus. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens reports in part three of our series.


Note: WNIJ's Jenna Dooley contributed to this report.


6:39 am
Wed December 21, 2011

NIU Safety series: Part Two

Northern Illinois University is battling a public perception that questions whether the campus community is safe.  Our series continues with a look at how NIU compares with other schools. 

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2:39 pm
Wed November 23, 2011

UPDATE: Arrest in NIU shooting

A nineteen-year-old man from Markham, Illinois has been arrested in this morning's shooting death of a Northern Illinois University student. Chaz Thrailkill was arrested late this morning in DeKalb, more than eight hours after the shooting near campus. Thrailkill is charged with first degree murder and is being held on three million dollars bond in the DeKalb County Jail.

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4:36 am
Wed November 23, 2011

Fatal shooting

A Northern Illinois University student is dead following an off-campus shooting early this morning. 

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