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NIU Police Chief Donald Grady put on administrative leave

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady put on administrative leave

By Kelly Bauer & Felix Sarver | November 10, 2012

NIU Police Chief Donald Grady was put on administrative leave effective immediately Saturday. That same day, Lt. Kartik Ramakrishnan was notified of the university’s intent to discharge him. Paul Palian, director of public and media relations, said...

Bill Nicklas

NIU names new director of Public Safety; Grady still chief

By Kelly Bauer | November 9, 2012

Amid calls for the department to be investigated by the State Police, the NIU Police Department will now report directly to NIU's Bill Nicklas. Nicklas, associate vice president of Institutional Planning and Sustainability, has been named the temporary...

Campus Activities Board receives funds from SA

By Brian Singer | October 1, 2012

Oct. 2 correction: In an Oct. 1 Northern Star article titled “CAB receives funds,” the Northern Star incorrectly reported that Bill Nicklas’s title was executive director of the president’s office. His title is associate vice president for university...

Eco Park residents see increase in police presence

By Felix Sarver | May 2, 2012

Residents living in the northwest section of DeKalb City may notice more police patrolling the area than usual. That’s because the NIU police, DeKalb police and DeKalb County police made an agreement in September 2011 to increase their presence in the...

Bill Nicklas, associate vice president for institutional
planning and sustainability, speaks to the Student Association
Senate Sunday night in the Sky Room of the Holmes Student

Two SA senators removed from office Sunday

By Felix Sarver | October 30, 2011

The Student Association Senate went through several changes in its staff and passed a bill allocating funds to SA subcommittees. Former Senators Steven Ray Vaughn and Daniela Miteva resigned from the Senate due to scheduling conflicts, Senate Speaker...

Bill Nicklas

Former Dekalb, Sycamore city manager helps create ‘blue print’ for Vision 2020

By Hailey Kurth | October 25, 2011

NIU has created a new position to keep the Vision 2020 initiatives President Peters announced earlier this semester on track. The new associate vice president for Institutional Planning and Sustainability is Bill Nicklas. "One of his main responsibilities...

Former Sycamore city manager Bill Nicklas

Nicklas recieves awards from Sycamore city

By Ryan Felgenhauer | October 2, 2011

Bill Nicklas said he believed his greatest achievement was how much the community had grown during his time as Sycamore city manager during a reception on Friday. Nicklas is leaving his post to work for NIU as the associate vice president for institutional...

Sycamore seeks replacement city manager

By Dave Gong | September 21, 2011

The search for a permanent replacement for Sycamore City Manger Bill Nicklas will be conducted throughout October, said Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy. In the meantime, Brian Gregory, assistant city manager and treasurer, has been named acting city manager....

Sycamore city manager named to new NIU position

By Thomas Verschelde | August 29, 2011

DeKALB | Sycamore City Manager Bill Nicklas will leave his post in Sycamore on Oct. 3 to join NIU as the associate vice president for institutional planning and sustainability.Nicklas is familiar with the school, having gotten both his master's degree...

City Manager Bill Nicklas recently spoke on a controversial ordinance that would protect the pension of the city manager a position he has held since 1998.

Nicklas controversy cleared up in Sycamore City Council

By Dave Gong | April 12, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore City Manager Bill Nicklas spoke on the recent controversy concerning an employment agreement for city manager position during the April 4 city council meeting. The ordinance included a clause designed to protect and guarantee the pension...

Sycamore City Council approved dilling, testing for new well

By Dave Gong | April 4, 2011

SYCAMORE | The Sycamore City Council voted to approve a contract for the drilling and testing of Sycamore Well 10 Monday night. The engineering contract was awarded to Municipal Well and Pump, 1212 Storbeck Drive in Waupun, Wisc. Several members of the...

Sycamore Mayor Ken Mundy and City Clerk Candy Smith review the FY2012 budget Wednesday night

Sycamore to see significant budget changes in 2012

By Eric Beesley | March 27, 2011

SYCAMORE | Sycamore's proposed budget for fiscal year 2012 includes some significant changes from the previous budget. The police department is slated to receive about $100,000 more than it was last year. New facilities are being constructed for the police...