NIU

DEKALB, Ill. (AP) - Nearly 650 workers at Northern Illinois University have signed a petition and filed it with the state labor board asking to unionize. The workers want to organize under American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, which represents other NIU employees and about 5,000 other state university workers.

There will be no jail time for nearly two dozen former Northern Illinois University fraternity members associated with an unsanctioned party where a pledge died.

Five former Northern Illinois University fraternity members are expected to enter plea agreements in a felony hazing case involving the death of a pledge in 2012.

An attorney for the family of a Northern Illinois University student who died after a party, says five fraternity members charged in his death won't face jail time per plea agreements.

Northern Illinois University is offering a course this semester on the HBO series "Game of Thrones."

  The new finance boss at Northern Illinois University says he's looking into what the school should do after a state audit found a temporary employee was improperly reimbursed $32,000 for travel.

State colleges sharing best practices

Oct 30, 2013

A two-day conference at Illinois State University seeks to spread best practices among the state's institutions of higher learning. All public four-year universities and most community colleges are in attendance, sharing in each other's practices aimed at boosting graduation rates and reducing costs.