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NEIU set to introduce the George Floyd Social Justice Scholarship for fall semester

July 23, 2020

The death of George Floyd this past May resulted in nationwide protests, forcing U.S. leadership to take ac...

Phillip Noffz and Matthew Scanlan sparring at boxing club| Photo by Rachel Willard

NEIU student, boxing instructor dead in suspected homicide

July 9, 2020

Police discovered a Northeastern Illinois University student unresponsive in an Albany Park residence...

Examining Chicago's history of police brutality: the LaQuan McDonald cover-up

Examining Chicago’s history of police brutality: the LaQuan McDonald cover-up

June 3, 2020

As Chicago and its neighboring suburbs devolve into chaos amid unrest surrounding the death of George...

Wisconsin reports single-day record in new COVID-19 cases, 8% positivity rate

Wisconsin reports single-day record in new COVID-19 cases, 8% positivity rate

May 20, 2020

Wisconsin state officials announced Wednesday 528 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus COVID-19,...

NEIU instructors discuss challenges of transitioning to virtual coursework

NEIU instructors discuss challenges of transitioning to virtual coursework

May 18, 2020

Following Northeastern Illinois University President Dr. Gloria Gibson's announcement that face-to-face ...

Pritzker family owns stake in company providing COVID-19 tests

Pritzker family owns stake in company providing COVID-19 tests

May 18, 2020

A private capital group owned by the Pritzker family possesses a stake in a company providing COVID-19...

How telemedicine makes health care accessible for transgender communities in rural America

How telemedicine makes health care accessible for transgender communities in rural America

May 18, 2020

The town of Zeeland, Mich., sits on the Eastern shores of Lake Michigan. With a population of approximately...

Florida experiences 4.7% uptick in COVID-19 cases, 14% increase in deaths since entering phase one of reopening plan

Florida experiences 4.7% uptick in COVID-19 cases, 14% increase in deaths since entering phase one of reopening plan

May 17, 2020

Since Gov. Ron DeSantis announced that Florida would tentatively enter "phase one" of the state's reopening...

Wisconsin's COVID-19 cases jump 65%, Milwaukee's positivity rate increases by 100%

Wisconsin’s COVID-19 cases jump 65%, Milwaukee’s positivity rate increases by 100%

May 17, 2020

Update 5/18 3:29 p.m.: Wisconsin state officials reported Monday the state's lowest single-day case ...

Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

Four Illinois counties to vote on secession from Chicago. What if they succeed?

May 16, 2020

Shelby County, Ill., voted Thursday to include a question on the November ballot examining whether the La...

“It’s coming down”; Pritzker announces every region is meeting standard to move to stage three of Restore Illinois

May 15, 2020

Based on rolling 14-day reporting, each of Illinois' four regions currently satisfies the positivity...

Brommel-Hanson-McGee scholarship deadline extended

Brommel-Hanson-McGee scholarship deadline extended

May 13, 2020

Northeastern Illinois University’s Communications, Media and Theater (CMT) department announced Wedn...

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