Towns In Illinois, Indiana Competing In Best Communities In America Competition400 cities and towns applied for a top prize of $3 million and the list has been narrowed down to 50, reports WBBM's Veronica Carter.
DeKalb Mayor Opposes Idea To Allow Underage People Into Bars The Student Association of Northern Illinois University is considering asking DeKalb officials to allow underage people to go into bars to be with some of their older friends, even if they're not allowed to drink alcohol, reports WBBM's Bernie Tafoya.
Top Dogs: How NIU Has Found Sustained SuccessThe Huskies' rise to prominence has been years in the making.
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.
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.
Latest Black Bear Sighting: Ogle CountyThe bear was last seen in the Rochelle area about mid-afternoon, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office said.
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.
NIU Marks Anniversary Of Shootings With Bell RingingThe 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.
12 Charged In Fight Over Stolen Drugs At DeKalb MotelTwelve people were arrested after a fight over stolen drugs at a motel near Northern Illinois University Friday afternoon.
Gunfire Reported Near NIU CampusPolice are responding to a fight and gunfire at a hotel in DeKalb.
Convicted Killer Seeks To Withdraw Plea In NIU Student's MurderIt 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.
Leisure & Hospitality Industry Sees Robust Growth In ChicagoThe leisure and hospitality industry in Chicago is experiencing a spike of 2.3 percent from year-ago employment levels.
Chicago Sees Steady, Significant Jobs Growth Month On MonthJobs from health care to sales are all seeing increases in listings in the Chicago metro area.
Professional Sector Jobs Increased 2.9% Year Over Year In ChicagoProfessional and business services jobs showed significant gains year over year in the Chicago metro area.
DeKalb Man Arrested After Allowing Teen To Drive, Crash CarA 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.