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Suspects arrested in Sunday morning shooting incident

By Kelly Bauer | October 13, 2013

Three people have been taken into custody for their alleged role in a Sunday morning shooting incident.The shooting, which left no one injured, occurred at about 2:29 a.m. in the 700 block of Regent Drive. Officers in the area heard three to four shots...

NIU President Doug Baker and Denise Schoenbachler, dean of the College of Business, relax and share a laugh during a break while filming a greeting video July 2 inside Barsema Hall.

NIU announces ‘sweeping organizational changes’

By Kelly Bauer & Jacob Onak | October 11, 2013

NIU’s top brass will see “sweeping organizational changes,” according to a university release.NIU President Doug Baker announced the creation of vice president for International Affairs, a spot that former Provost Raymond Alden will take on. Baker...

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

Government studown could hurt finances, job market for students

By Kelly Bauer & Anthony Szudarski | October 2, 2013

A government shutdown may not have an immediate impact on students, but it could affect them as it continues.The government’s failure to meet a budget deadline Monday night meant some departments would not be funded and hundreds of thousands of federal...

As of 2 p.m. Friday, single game tickets were sold out for the Huskie football game against Eastern Illinois, packing the stands at Saturdays game.

Sold-out game makes history

By Kelly Bauer & Rachel Scaman | September 22, 2013

Huskie Stadium saw its first sold-out home opener since 2003 with Saturday’s game against Eastern Illinois University.Single tickets to the game had sold out by Friday, and NIU reported attendance as 23,595. Last season’s home opener, against University...

Enrollment falls short of goals

Enrollment falls short of goals

By Kelly Bauer | September 12, 2013

NIU could reassess its Vision 2020 goals following another semester of falling enrollment.According to figures released Wednesday, total enrollment fell 3.3 percent to 21,138. Fall 2012 enrollment was 21,869. Goals for Vision 2020, a set of university...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Police release new details in Saturday murder-suicide

By Kelly Bauer | September 9, 2013

Andre Gomez was "distraught" over his and Morgan Chaney's breakup prior to their deaths, according to DeKalb police.Chaney, 26, of DeKalb, was found dead in her home with gunshot wounds early Sept. 7. Gomez, 31, of DeKalb, was found dead in Chaney's car...

William Billy Curl

Hearing set in Curl case

By Kelly Bauer | September 8, 2013

A Sept. 16 hearing may determine if William “Billy” Curl, who pleaded guilty to the 2010 murder of NIU student Antinette “Toni” Keller, will have more time withdraw his plea.Curl’s motion to withdraw his plea was filed July 22, which is after...

A DeKalb police cruiser.

Cops: Two locals found dead, investigation ongoing

By Kelly Bauer | September 7, 2013

The DeKalb County Major Case Squad is investigating the deaths of a local woman and man.Morgan Chaney, 26, of DeKalb, was found dead in her home early Sept. 7. Police found that Chaney, who had been shot, was missing her cellphone and car.At 7:48 a.m.,...

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NIU names new police chief

By Kelly Bauer | August 28, 2013

Tom Phillips will be NIU's new chief of police starting Sept. 16.Phillips, who was not available to comment Wednesday, was a deputy chief at the University of Chicago Police Department. He will be introduced to the Board of Trustees as its meeting Thursday....

NIU President Doug Baker (right) speaks with an NIU guide at Gilbert Hall during move-in day.

Rain can’t dampen spirits of students on move-in day (kind of)

By Kelly Bauer | August 22, 2013

A little advice for students moving in Thursday: Bring an umbrella.Move-in day featured frequent, heavy rains, and the effects of it split Huskies: guide Jose Hurtado, a junior electrical engineering major, said the weather "kinda kills the mood," while...

One of the last flying B-17 bombers from World War II takes off July 22 at the DeKalb Taylor Municipal Airport. Co-piloted by Sycamore resident Fred DeWitt, this airplane was built in 1944 and was used on many missions throughout World War II.

Locals take off with World War II B-17 Bomber

By Kelly Bauer | July 23, 2013

It’s your turn to be mistaken for the man of steel (or a bird), DeKalbians.Locals will be able to take off in a World War II B-17 bomber alongside pilot Jim Kimmel and his co-pilot for the area, Fred DeWitt, of Sycamore, until Sunday. Kimmel and the...

Texas Roadhouse setting up shop on DeKalb Avenue

By Kelly Bauer | July 8, 2013

Get your cowboy hats ready: Texas Roadhouse is coming to Sycamore.The restaurant, part of a chain that specializes in barbecue, will set up shop at 1950 DeKalb Ave. in 2014, according to a Monday news release.Sycamore city manager Brian Gregory said he...