Murder, identity fraud and voodoo, Slate's Josh Levin joins us with a tale that reads like a real-life X-File: the story of "Linda Taylor." We learn about a Chicago synagogue's attempt to recast the modern bat/bar mitzvah. And, we time travel back to Uptown in the '70s.
Northern Illinois University's football team is the first Mid-American Conference team to compete in a Bowl Championship Series game. Some of their fans are traveling to watch them make history in Miami.
Officials at Northern Illinois University have broken ground on a new indoor athletic training center on the DeKalb campus.The DeKalb Daily Chronicle reports that the official ground-breaking ceremony for the 80,000-plus square foot building was Saturday.It's called the Kenneth and Ellen Ch
The Midwest is defined by much more than its economy. Culture, for example--its customs and idiosyncrasie---make the region rich, especially for storytelling. Northern University Illinois Press found a way to celebrate Midwestern culture.
The recent disappearance of freshman Toni Keller in the rural college campus of Northern Illinois University has created considerable anxiety for her parents, fellow students and school officials. Despite some high profile crimes, university campuses are thought to be relatively safe havens.