NIU Offering Free Tuition As Incentive For Attending Football GamesAt the end of the season, any student who has attended all six home games, and stayed to the end, will have a chance to win free tuition for the spring semester. One qualifying student will be chosen at random.
Earthquake Expert Says Midwest Risk Is MinimalWhat regions of the U.S. are at risk for a major earthquake? WBBM's Lisa Fielding talked to an earthquake expert about fault lines and risks here in America.
NIU Using "Game Of Thrones" To Teach About Media And HistorySome might hear about a class on “Game of Thrones” and think it’s just a time to sit around talking about TV, but NIU professor Jeff Chown said students have to think.
NIU Students Working On Fuel-Efficient Car For Shell Eco-MarathonIt's all about the gas mileage as students from Northern Illinois University prepare for a competition next month.
NIU Teaming Up With Elgin Community CollegeNorthern Illinois University has inked an agreement with Elgin Community College, allowing NIU to provide a double degree or a safety net for community college transfer students.
Parents Of NIU Student Who Died At Frat Party Continuing Court FightAnother court date Monday in the criminal case against more than 20 young men accused in the death of a 19-year-old NIU freshman fraternity pledge, reports WBBM's Steve Miller reports.
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.
NIU Demolishing Douglas Hall To Extend Main DragNorthern Illinois University spokesman Paul Palian said the school wanted to create a more accessible route across the main drag on campus, Lucinda Avenue. So it's demolishing Douglas Hall, which was named for Abraham Lincoln political rival Stephen A. Douglas.
Central Michigan Runs Past Northern Illinois, 34-17The Huskies fell to 4-2.
Baker Leads Northern Illinois Past Toledo 74-66Travon Baker scored 17 points and Jordan Threloff added 13 to lead Northern Illinois to a 74-66 victory over Toledo Wednesday night.
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.
NIU Falls To Utah State In Poinsettia BowlBrian Suite intercepted Jordan Lynch's pass and recovered a fumble by the Heisman Trophy finalist to help Utah State beat No. 24 Northern Illinois 21-14 on Thursday night in the Poinsettia Bowl.
NIU's Lynch Named Among AP All-Americans Alabama linebacker C.J. Mosley, Arizona State defensive tackle Will Sutton and Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey have been selected to The Associated Press All-America team for the second straight season.
NIU's Undefeated Streak Ends In MAC Showdown With Bowling GreenMatt Johnson threw four of his career-high five touchdown passes in the first half and Bowling Green routed No. 16 Northern Illinois 47-27 on Friday night for the Mid-American Conference title, ending the Huskies' shot at playing in a marquee bowl game.
NIU Student Faces Weapons Charges After Guns, Body Armor Found In Dorm RoomA 29-year-old Northern Illinois University freshman faces weapons charges and has been barred from campus -- after campus police found a rifle, a handgun and body armor in his dorm room, reports WBBM's Bob Roberts.