Alum chef finds right ingredients on second try

Chef Paul Kahan
During his NIU days, award-winning chef Paul Kahan studied computer science. A career in culinary arts hadn’t crossed his mind. Today, Kahan runs seven Chicago restaurants, including the nationally known Blackbird, avec and the Publican. He won the Outstanding Chef Award from the James Beard Foundation last year and was named Best Chef of the Midwest…

Wrestlers’ NCAA run comes to an end

Rob Jillard
Careers of Smith and Jillard conclude on national stageThe Northern Illinois University wrestling team saw its season come to an end Friday in Oklahoma City, Okla., as seniors Nick Smith (Ida, Mich./Ida) and Rob Jillard (Franklinville, N.J./Delsea Regional) dropped consolation matches to seeded opponents at the NCAA championships. Smith suffered a close 10-7 defeat against No.…

Wrestlers Smith, Jillard clinch NCAA auto bids

Rob Jillard
Seniors Nick Smith and Rob Jillard helped the Northern Illinois University wrestling team extend its postseason run Sunday in Kent, Ohio, as both clinched automatic berths to the NCAA tournament on the final day of the MAC Championships. Smith and Jillard each took fourth place finishes at 133 and 149, respectively, while Shawn Scott (third-197), Shaun’Qae…

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