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MBA Fuels Consultant’s Career Advancement In Chicago

Consulting Firm Principal Jay Beaton shares his experience with education and shaping a career.


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NIU Names Frazier Its New Athletics Director

Northern Illinois has named Sean Frazier its new vice president/director of athletics.

670 The Score–07/16/2013

Jordan Lynch.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Wisch: Lynch Can Make Heisman History Without Winning It

If he even turns in another Top 10 performance, it still will be one for the ages in Illinois.

670 The Score–07/13/2013


Tuition Rising At Northern Illinois

Trustees at Northern Illinois University voted to approve a 2 percent tuition increase for new, in-state undergraduate students and current graduate students.


This fossil primate was encased within a rock and discovered after the rock was split open, yielding a skeleton and impressions of primate bones on each side of the two rock halves. One half is shown here. (Photo Credit: Dr. Xijun Ni, Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology, Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing)

Local Scientists Help Announce Discovery Of Oldest Primate Skeleton

A local husband and wife team of anthropologists have co-authored research regarding the discovery of a tiny monkey fossil that is one of the most complete and oldest fossils ever found.


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NIU To Begin National Search For New Police Chief

Northern Illinois University has announced a national search for a new police chief nearly three months after firing longtime chief Donald Grady.


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More Defendants To Be Added To Lawsuit Over NIU Student’s Drinking Death

David Bogenberger, 19, had a blood alcohol level more than four times the legal limit for driving when he died during what authorities said was a hazing ritual at the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity at NIU in November.


Antinette “Toni” Keller (Photo From Facebook)

Man Sentenced To 37 Years After Pleading Guilty To Murder Of NIU Student

William “Billy” Curl had been scheduled to stand trial next week for the murder of Antinette “Toni” Keller, an art student at NIU, in October 2010. He had been charged with first-degree murder, criminal sexual assault and arson in connection with Keller’s death.

CBS Chicago–04/03/2013

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NIU AD To Move To East Carolina

According to a report, Northern Illinois University vice president and director of athletics Jeff Compher is on the move.

670 The Score–03/06/2013

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FBI Agents, State Police Raid NIU Police Station

FBI agents, state police, and other law enforcement officials were at the Northern Illinois University campus on Wednesday to execute a search warrant.


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NIU Police Chief Fired; Lawyer Says He’ll ‘Fight This In Every Way Possible’

Donald Grady, the chief of police for Northern Illinois University, was fired Tuesday, five years after he was praised as a hero for his reaction to a mass shooting on campus.


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Shooting Victims’ Families Present Opposing Views At Hearing On Gun Control

Several Chicagoans who have lost children to gun violence were in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a congressional hearing on how to balance new gun laws against the constitutional rights of gun owners.

WBBM Newsradio–02/12/2013

Jordan Lynch.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

No. 13 FSU Beats No. 16 NIU 31-10 In Orange Bowl

Florida State stuffed Northern Illinois all-purpose threat Jordan Lynch for most of the night Tuesday and won the Orange Bowl 31-10.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

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)

Wisch: NIU Seeking To Snap Land Of Lincoln’s ‘BCS’ Bowl Drought

Kirk Herbstreit might want to shoo them out of South Beach, but the Northern Illinois Huskies will nevertheless be playing in a BCS game tonight when they butt helmets with Florida State during the 2013 Orange Bowl.

CBS Chicago–01/01/2013

NIU students line up to board buses to Miami for the Orange Bowl. The NIU Huskies won their first BCS bid in 2012, and will face the Florida State Seminoles in the Orange Bowl on New Year's Day 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Caravan Of NIU Students En Route To Miami For Orange Bowl

The caravan carrying 1,300 students and 52 staffers started leaving the DeKalb campus shortly after 11 a.m. on Sunday, and was expected to arrive in Miami around 1 p.m. Monday.

WBBM Newsradio–12/31/2012

Jordan Lynch. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Wisch: Why Can’t NIU Football Draw A Crowd In DeKalb?

When it comes to college football, the state of Illinois has an attendance deficit.

CBS Chicago–12/27/2012

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

Bobby Winkel #27 of Northern Illinois and teammates enter the field before the Mid-American Conference Championship game against Kent State at Ford Field on November 30, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

DeKalb Gas Station Has A Message For ESPN

By now, the shock should have dissipated…

670 The Score–12/04/2012

Anthony Wells celebrates NIU's MAC Championship Game win with an orange. (Photo by Dave Reginek/Getty Images)

Haugh: Herbstreit Was Wrong To Criticize NIU’s Orange Bowl Bid

Since news broke than Northern Illinois University would play in the Orange Bowl after a 12-1 season that saw them on top of the Mid-American Conference, fans and analysts have criticized the Huskies for being undeserving of their BCS bowl bid.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

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Former NFLer Ryan Diem Sounds Off At Kirk Herbstreit For Critical NIU Comments

Kirk Herbstreit’s harsh criticism of NIU in the wake of the school’s first BCS bowl berth isn’t sitting well with one prominent alumnus.

670 The Score–12/03/2012