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Pass/Fail: NIU offers help for going smoke-free; Students skip classes at end of semester

By Marilou Terrones | November 16, 2014

Pass: NIU offers help for going smoke-freeThough the Smoke-Free Campus Act won’t be in effect until July 1, a task force is compiling resources to help community members end their smoking habits.NIU administrators have proven they care about the well-being...


Task force to help NIU be smoke-free by July

By Margaret Maka | November 12, 2014

An NIU smoking ban task force is creating initiatives to ready the campus for the Smoke-Free Campus Act by July 1.The Smoke-Free Campus Act is a piece of legislation signed in August by Gov. Pat Quinn to prohibit smoking on campuses of all state colleges...

Crime Bureau to report to city

By Stoney Stone | February 2, 2014

The Crime Free Housing Bureau is preparing for its formal review this spring.The Crime Free Housing Bureau is run by coordinator Carl Leoni.City Council will receive a review of the program in late February or early March.“I look forward to that report...

Task force to meet to talk city hall changes

By Ryan Chodora | January 28, 2014

Mayor John Rey has created a task force to assist in the renovations to City Hall. The group will meet this week.Second ward alderman Bill Finucane, fifth ward alderman Ron Naylor and others from the city’s staff and finance advisory board have been...

Task force considers safety improvements on Greek Row

By Danny Ciamprone | April 12, 2011

DeKALB | The safety of Greek Row, including the possibility of instituting a neighborhood watch, was analyzed Tuesday by the Safe/Quality Housing Task Force. Decisions are in consideration now between the task force and the Student Association to determine...