An important figure in Northern Illinois University’s history is back on campus today to celebrate the school’s future. NIU’s tenth president John La Tourette will attend the inauguration of the 12th president, Doug Baker.
A young woman fell to her death Friday afternoon at Northern Illinois University. Police say the unidentified woman was in her late teens or early twenties and apparently killed herself by jumping from the campus parking deck .
The university says the person was not a student, nor was she an NIU employee.
The area around the parking garage was blocked off by NIU and DeKalb police this afternoon shortly after the incident. First responders tried to resuscitate the woman, who was taken to Kishwaukee Hospital where she died.