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The DeKalb Fire Department will be conducting high-rise fire training in the B Tower of Grant South during the week of August 28, according to the Northern Illinois University Department of Environmental Health and Safety. The purpose of the training is to provide practical experience for the fire department in practicing high rise fire procedures in...
Doug Baker
When we send our children off to campus we want to know what is being done to help ensure their safety. As president of Northern Illinois University and a father of two daughters, I am personally and professionally committed to making NIU a safe and welcoming place. Let me provide a few examples of how...
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Northern Illinois University President Doug Baker announced the formation of a presidential task force to build upon the university’s previous work in sexual assault prevention and Clery Act reporting. The task force met for the first time Tuesday. “As the father of two daughters who were college students, I am personally and professionally committed to...
The campus community is invited to participate in a comprehensive survey to identify top quality-of-life issues in DeKalb County. The survey was launched Wednesday and is available both in hard copy and online. Advancing DeKalb County is an initiative led by the DeKalb County Community Foundation and involves more than two dozen area partners, including municipalities,...
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A new fire protection and ambulance service agreement between the City of DeKalb and Northern Illinois University was approved as part of DeKalb’s city council meeting Monday night. Under the agreement, the DeKalb Fire Department will provide fire protection and ambulance services for 60 months through June 30, 2019, and NIU will make payments to...
Representatives from the Northern Illinois University Police Department joined participants from the DeKalb and Sycamore Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Departments in carrying the “Flame of Hope” as part of Sunday’s DeKalb County Law Enforcement Torch Run®. “It’s just an awesome cause,” said NIU Police Chief Tom Phillips, who has participated in the Torch Run...
Representatives from the Northern Illinois University Police Department will join participants from the DeKalb and Sycamore Police and DeKalb County Sheriff’s Departments in carrying the “Flame of Hope” in the DeKalb County Law Enforcement Torch Run®, scheduled to take place Sunday, June 8, beginning at 3 p.m. The 7.69 mile run begins at the DeKalb...
In the wake of recent data breaches at Target, Michael’s, Neimann Marcus and eBay, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan visited the Northern Illinois University campus for a May 29 forum with community leaders to address fraud and identity theft. “This past year, we probably had about 20,000 consumer fraud reports, but that number represents only...
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Northern Illinois University announced the temporary closure of several roads on the west side of campus due to a full scale police exercise at Lincoln Hall on Friday, May 30. The following roads will be closed from 7 a.m. to noon on Friday due to the exercise: Lucinda Ave. west of Annie Glidden Stadium Drive East...
Members of the Northern Illinois University Department of Police and Public Safety will join law enforcement agencies throughout the state in staking out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops, including the DeKalb location near NIU’s campus, beginning at 5 a.m. Friday, May 30, as part of a fundraiser to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. Officers from the NIU P.D....
The Northern Illinois University Convocation Center will be one of the sites participating in a full scale exercise to practice for a regional response and recovery in the event of a large scale catastrophic incident in the Chicago metropolitan area May 28. The exercise is expected to run from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Convo is...
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