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The Northern Illinois Huskies celebrated after Saturday's win at Northwestern. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained Success

The Huskies’ rise to prominence has been years in the making.

CBS Chicago–09/10/2014

Northern Illinois coach Rod Carey. (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: NIU Primed To Break Through In A B1G Way

Since 1998, NIU has a .610 winning percentage, far better than that of Illinois or Northwestern.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2014

The loose lizard is   apparently a Nile monitor lizard. (Credit: Facebook)

DeKalb Woman Searching For Lost Two-Foot Long Lizard

A woman in DeKalb, Illinois, is asking for help in finding a lost pet: a two-foot lizard.

07/16/2014

A black bear was seen in DeKalb County and appears to have moved on to Ogle County. (DeKalb County Sheriff)

Latest Black Bear Sighting: Ogle County

The bear was last seen in the Rochelle area about mid-afternoon, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office said.

06/13/2014

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Man Charged With DUI After Fatal Crash In DeKalb

A man is facing charges after his car crashed early Saturday in DeKalb County, ejecting and killing a woman inside.

04/12/2014

NIU Campus

NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell Ringing

The campus planned a bell-ringing for Friday afternoon at 3:06 p.m. to honor those killed Feb. 14, 2008. The students killed were Gayle Dubowski, Catalina Garcia, Julianna Gehant, Ryanne Mace and Daniel Parmenter. The gunman also died.

02/14/2014

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12 Charged In Fight Over Stolen Drugs At DeKalb Motel

Twelve people were arrested after a fight over stolen drugs at a motel near Northern Illinois University Friday afternoon.

11/02/2013

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Gunfire Reported Near NIU Campus

Police are responding to a fight and gunfire at a hotel in DeKalb.

11/01/2013

Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Convicted Killer Seeks To Withdraw Plea In NIU Student’s Murder

It might be two weeks before a DeKalb County judge rules whether the man who pleaded guilty to the murder of Northern Illinois University student Toni Keller can change that plea.

08/21/2013

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Leisure & Hospitality Industry Sees Robust Growth In Chicago

The leisure and hospitality industry in Chicago is experiencing a spike of 2.3 percent from year-ago employment levels.

08/05/2013

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Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On Month

Jobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.

05/20/2013

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Professional Sector Jobs Increased 2.9% Year Over Year In Chicago

Professional and business services jobs showed significant gains year over year in the Chicago metro area.

05/13/2013

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DeKalb Man Arrested After Allowing Teen To Drive, Crash Car

A 33-year-old DeKalb man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly allowing an underage relative to drive his car, which crashed and caused minor injuries to a 5-year-old.

03/27/2013

Northern Illinois Huskies team celebrate their undefeated season, after defeating the Kent State Golden Flashes 44-37 during the Mid-American Conference Championship game at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.  (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

NIU Football Team Headed To Florida For Orange Bowl

The Northern Illinois University football team and coaches were on their way to Miami on Wednesday morning, headed for their New Year’s Day matchup with Florida State in the Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–12/26/2012

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DeKalb Prosecutor Asks State Police To Investigate NIU Cops In Rape Case

The accused in that rape case is a former NIU police officer, Andrew Rifkin. He was charged with sexually assaulting a student last year and then fired by the NIU Police Department.

11/05/2012

Shooting

Suspect Held After Shots Are Fired Near Northern Illinois University

Police in DeKalb have arrested a suspect in connection with the firing of several shots off the campus of Northern Illinois University.

CBS Chicago–09/08/2012

Sarah Zelenka and Sara Hendershot of the United States prepare to compete in the Women's Pair Heats on Day 1 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Eton Dorney on July 28, 2012 in Windsor, England.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/ Getty Images)

Winning First Day For Illinois Athletes At London Olympics

Three athletes with ties to the Chicago-area qualified for the medal rounds of their respective sports on Saturday at the 2012 Olympics in London.

07/28/2012

Sara M. Glashagel, 27, was arrested Friday on a forgery warrant and subsequently charged with 24 counts of forgery, DeKalb police Lt. Gary Spangler said.

Teacher Who Changed Athletes’ Grades Now Charged With Forgery

A woman on probation for changing the grades of football players at Antioch High School — where she was a teacher and her husband head coach — is now facing multiple counts of forgery for allegedly scamming her new employer.

05/09/2012

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Crash In DeKalb Leaves 1 Dead, 2 Critically Hurt

One man was killed and two other people were critically injured in a car crash early Sunday near the Northern Illinois University campus.

02/19/2012

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Police: Suspect Microwaved Someone Else’s Pee To Cheat Test

A man thought he could cheat a drug test by taking someone else’s urine sample, and heating it up in a microwave to make it appear to be his own fresh specimen.

CBS Chicago–02/16/2012

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