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AT&T Donates $1.1 Million To Chicago Youth Programs

Corporate dollars are hitting the streets for hundreds of young people getting a hand back onto the straight and narrow, reports WBBM’s John Cody.

12/08/2014

Synthetic Marijuana

NU Prohibits Pot Use For Students On Colorado Ski Trip

Northwestern University’s annual Colorado ski trip has sold out for the first time. But as WBBM’s Bob Roberts reports live, those who hope to use it as an excuse to “get high” legally are getting a warning.

11/19/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

Northwestern To Hold Memorial For Slain Journalist James Foley

Foley earned a master’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 2008. He was in Syria in 2012 when he was captured by militants. He was killed in August by members of the Islamic State terrorist group.

11/14/2014

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Northwestern Professor Accused Of Sexual Assault Sues Accuser

A Northwestern University professor accused in a lawsuit of attempting to sexually assault a former student is now suing his accuser for defamation, claiming her false accusations invaded his privacy and hindered his career prospects.

10/29/2014

The Divvy bike station at Daley Plaza is used by many city employees who work at City Hall, across the street, and get a discount on annual memberships in the bike sharing program. (Credit: CBS)

Divvy Bikes Offering Discounted Memberships For Chicago Area College Students

The Divvy bike rental program is offering discounted membership for students at several Chicago area colleges.
The student membership will cost $55 for an annual membership, discounted from the standard $75 fee.

10/06/2014

President Barack Obama speaks at Northwestern University October 2, 2014 in Evanston, Illinois. Obama spoke about the economy to a group at the Kellogg business school after attending a fundraiser at another location earlier in the day. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI

Obama Touts Economic Progress In Northwestern Speech, Attends Quinn Fundraiser

President Barack Obama became the first sitting president to visit the campus of Northwestern in 60 years as he delivered a speech on the economy there Thursday afternoon.

10/02/2014

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers a prime time address from the Cross Hall of the White House on September 10, 2014 in Washington, DC. Vowing to target the Islamic State with air strikes 'wherever they exist', Obama pledged to lead a broad coalition to fight IS and work with 'partner forces' on the ground in Syria and Iraq. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

President Obama To Visit Northwestern For Speech On The Economy

Northwestern University was preparing for a visit Thursday afternoon by President Barack Obama, who will be the first sitting president to visit the Evanston campus in 60 years.

10/02/2014

President Barack Obama shortly after arriving at Gary-Chicago International Airport. (Credit: CBS)

Pres. Obama In Chicago For Quinn Fundraiser, NU Speech

President Barack Obama arrived at the Gary-Chicago International Airport on Air Force One Wednesday evening. The president is spending the night in Chicago and will spend Thursday at a fundraiser for Governor Quinn and a speech at Northwestern University in Evanston.

10/01/2014

James Foley on assignment in Aleppo, Syria. (Credit:  Nicole Tung)

James Foley, Reportedly Executed By ISIS, A Medill Graduate

Kidnapped American journalist James Foley, who reportedly has been executed by Islamic militants, is a Northwestern University alum.

08/19/2014

Brain Scan

Rush, Northwestern Studying New Anti-Dementia Drug

Alzheimer’s researchers at Rush University Medical Center and Northwestern University have launched a study to test a new treatment for Alzheimer’s Disease, and are looking for volunteers to take part.

07/29/2014

Sample of a gender-neutral restroom sign. (Credit: Addictinginfo.org)

Northwestern Getting Two New Gender-Neutral Bathrooms

Transgender students at Northwestern University will be getting their own separate bathrooms in the a heavily used student center on the school’s Evanston campus.

07/17/2014

Northwestern University graduate Kit Fox took this picture of a classmate's diploma, with a misspelling in the name of the Medill journalism school. (Credit: Twitter/@kitfoxnews)

Medill F? Northwestern Journalism Diplomas Misspelled

What does nearly $170,000 in tuition for four years of college get Northwestern University graduates? For honors students in the Medill journalism school, it apparently doesn’t get them a proofreader for their diplomas.

06/23/2014

Evanston police are trying to identify the person who knocked over a menorah on the Northwestern University campus. (Credit: YouTube)

VIDEO: Vandal Knocks Over Menorah On NU Campus

Officials are classifying the incident as criminal damage to property incident, and there are no indications it is hate-related, Evanston police said.

05/23/2014

The Cook County Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Juvenile Court building. (Credit: CBS)

Rules Agreed To For Juvenile Detention Hearings

Illinois will implement new rules to help ensure the due-process rights of juveniles in a settlement of a 2012 lawsuit that alleged hundreds of children on parole are illegally detained each year, according to recent federal court filings.

05/20/2014

Ambulance

Bicyclist Struck By Vehicle On Northwestern Campus

The 21-year-old woman was struck while riding her bike at Sheridan Road and Chicago Avenue at 10:50 p.m.

05/15/2014

Trevor Siemian. (Getty Images)

Northwestern Players Vote Whether To Join Union

Northwestern football players cast secret ballots Friday in an on-campus hall adjacent to their home stadium on whether to form the nation’s first union for college athletes. Just don’t expect results any time soon.

CBS Chicago–04/25/2014

Pat Fitzgerald

Wildcats’ Fitzgerald Urges ‘No’ Vote On Union

Northwestern football coach Pat Fitzgerald is encouraging his team to vote no on forming a union less than two weeks after the National Labor Relations Board said the players could bargain collectively and called for an election.

04/05/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Colter Takes Northwestern Player Union Case To Capitol Hill

Members of a group trying to unionize college athletes sought out potential congressional allies Wednesday as they braced for an appeal of a ruling that said full scholarship athletes at Northwestern University are employees who have the right to form a union.

04/02/2014

Kain Colter. (David Banks/Getty Images)

Accountant: Union Status Could Be ‘Hornets’ Nest’ For Northwestern Players

With the National Labor Relations Board’s regional director in Chicago deciding Northwestern University football players qualify as employees of the university comes the question of whether they’d have to pay taxes on their scholarships.

03/27/2014

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State Lawmakers Push For Another Big Ten School In Illinois

Some state lawmakers seem to want to play the role of Big Ten commissioner, and have taken steps to study the feasibility of having another Illinois college join the conference.

03/21/2014

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