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Real murder case inspires alum to write novel

Peter Gallanis NIU alumnus Peter Gallanis has published his first novel, “The Reporter: Part 1 – Rise and Fall,” which was inspired by events connected to the 1993 massacre at a Brown’s Chicken restaurant in suburban Pal...
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Great Coupons to Help Beat the Heat!

Sump Pump Tune-Up Only $89! $50 Off Any New Outdoor Spigot Installed!! $100 Off Any Water Heater or Water Conditioning System! http://benfranklinnorthernillinois.com/great-coupons-to-help-beat-the-heat/Visit Ben Franklin...
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Volunteers needed for Aug. 22 opening day

NIU is seeking volunteers to help welcome students to the residence halls for the fall semester on opening day, Friday, Aug. 22. The volunteers that comprise Team NIU offer their time and team spirit to give new Huskies ...
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Beer Biology 101

How do breweries produce the same beer, batch after batch, pint after pint, without variations in flavor and color? Flavor is both an art and a science, and it turns out that there’s a highly trained biologist behind eve...
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Rock-Garden Almost Hits Rock-Bottom

Two homeowners in Mendota Illinois had built a beautiful rock-garden in their front yard that made you feel as if you were in Arizona. In fact, that’s exactly what they were going for. They spent years, and thousands of ...