A push to bring high speed internet access to smaller communities and rural areas was a key part of President Obama’s 2009 stimulus package. One of the first projects to gain funding in Illinois was the DeKalb Advancement of Technology Authority, or DATA. It was followed soon after by iFiber, a project to bring broadband to counties in north central and northwest Illinois. Both are now moving from the construction phase to implementation.
Steven A. Libert (left), of Naperville, appeared in DeKalb County Court in Sycamore, Ill. on Tuesday, May 28, 2013 in connection to hazing charges related to Northern Illinois University David Bogenberger's death. Libert allegedly planned the unsanctioned Pi Kappa Alpha drinking party in November where freshman pledge David Bogenberger died.
Four NIU students pleaded “not guilty” to felony hazing charges Tuesday. They’re charged in the death of freshman David Bogenberger, who died of alcohol poisoning in the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity house last year.
Northern Illinois University Executive Vice President Eddie Williams has returned to the campus after nearly two months of paid leave. Here is an overview of his employment history with NIU. Information was provided to WNIJ through a Freedom of Information Act Request.
When classes resume this fall, NIU administrators say they hope to have to someone new running the campus police department. Plans for a national search were announced Tuesday. The need for a new department leader arose after the university fired Don Grady back in February.
Northern Illinois University athletic officials have reported a $253,780 profit from the Jan. 1 Orange Bowl in Florida. The MAC conference distributed $1.3 million. Expenses for NIU totaled around $1 million.
Donna Turner, NIU Associate Athletic Director for Communications, says there was a net gain due to the agreements made with the Mid-American Conference and the effective management of expenses.
If you need to reach someone at Northern Public Radio today, email is still the best way to go! Much of Northern Illinois University's phone system has been down since a lightning strike on campus at 8:30 Wednesday morning.