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During his inauguration speech, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan announced a new mission -- figuring out what Illinois can do to prevent violence, like mass shootings at schools. A bipartisan task force formed to study the issue will meet for the first time today in Chicago.

Look back at the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School, Columbine, Northern Illinois University, and Rep. Greg Harris says you'll see commonalities. Like missed opportunities to help the killers with mental health issues that had been detected, but weren't properly treated.

Rauner Proposes Deep Spending Cuts In First Budget Address

Feb 18, 2015
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Gov. Rauner presented his first budget proposal to lawmakers Wednesday.

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Illinois’ finances are ailing. That’s been a story for years, but the situation got a lot worse at the beginning of the year when a tax cut took effect.

The Republican is proposing significant cuts to everything from healthcare for the poor to colleges and universities.

Camp Power Keeps Momentum Around The Holidays

Dec 22, 2014
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DeKalb community leaders led a summer camp this year focusing on keeping children active and safe. WNIJ’s N’Jema McIntyre has a follow-up on what some of the kids have been up to.

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Northern Illinois University alumnus Patrick Crawford was shot three times after leaving his job as a TV weatherman in Texas. 

Crawford underwent surgery yesterday and is now in stable condition.

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A Cook County judge has thrown out a lawsuit against a fraternity in the death of a Northern Illinois University student.

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

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Prolonged use of a tablet’s touch-screen keyboard can cause shoulder discomfort.

That’s according to a study led by Northern Illinois University faculty, which was published in the journal Applied Ergonomics.

Researchers found users must keep their fingers hovering to avoid accidentally activating the keys. According to NIU professor Jeong Ho (Jay) Kim, this causes prolonged static in shoulders and causes pain.

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The U.S. education department awarded NIU’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies more than $2 million. The two grants are for program language and culture study and research over the next four years.

This is the fifth time the program has received funding since 1997.

NIU Hosts Internship Fair Today

Oct 21, 2014
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Northern Illinois University will host an internship fair today at the NIU Convocation Center. The event is free and requires resume copies and professional dress.

There will be a full-time job fair tomorrow, also at the NIU Convocation Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.. It's free for enrolled NIU students, $5 for alumni and $10 for other attendees.

Both events are for all majors. For more information about attending companies and other career enhancement programs, visit the NIU Career Fairs page.

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.

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