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  • How surging U.S. student debt is affecting borrowers' lives

    WASHINGTON – America's $1.2 trillion in student debt is having consequences in far-reaching ways.Col ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 10:12 am
  • Call it ‘Heavy Metal’

    MALTA – Local high-schoolers were part of Friday’s third annual Heavy Metal Tour.But don’t worry par ...
    Oct. 3, 2015 - 12:08 am
  • Harvard expert to speak at NIU on HIV/AIDS

    DeKALB – A leading Harvard University HIV/AIDS researcher will take part in a Northern Illinois University lecture series Oct. 1.
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center to close

    DeKALB – Lack of state funding will result in the closing of the Northern Illinois Agronomy Research Center in DeKalb County, which conducts research ...
    Sept. 23, 2015 - 11:56 pm
  • Amid campaign rhetoric, Sycamore students offer refreshing take on civil service

    SYCAMORE – While it didn’t show, Jacob Bliujus was shaking as he stood in front of more than 100 sixth-graders at his new school focusing on making it ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 11:08 pm
  • Sycamore School District 427 to celebrate its 'superheroes'

    DeKALB – Superheroes are taking over Sycamore this weekend as part of the Sycamore Education Foundation's annual Take Root fundraiser.
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:35 am
  • DeKalb School District 428 working on technology backup plans

    DeKALB – With students and teachers more reliant on technology than ever, DeKalb School District 428 officials are working on a plan for technology bl ...
    Sept. 18, 2015 - 12:03 am
  • Federal financial aid form to be available sooner

    DeKALB – Kishwaukee College and Northern Illinois University officials are praising the federal government’s move to make Free Application for Federal ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 10:15 pm
  • Illinois schools superintendent warns districts about tests

    The superintendent of Illinois schools is warning local districts to expect lousy test scores on a new statewide exam based on the Common Core standar ...
    Sept. 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
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