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5 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Champaign anchor Dave Benton has terminal cancer

Anchor with cancer: 'The goal here is to have a few more days and to make them the best that they can be.' "Doctors have told me that I may have four to six months to live," Benton, 51, who has been stricken with brain cancer, told viewers.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Illinois

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Northwest Herald

Black Diamond hires marketing coordinator

She comes to Black Diamond with more than 15 years of industry experience. Wagner will be responsible for social media and email marketing campaigns, as well as building relationships in the Rockford community.

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Related Topix: Rockford, IL

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One room, one school, many memories

Mildred English, 87, sat in a desk at the Frenchville School, a one-room schoolhouse in rural Clearfield County, drinking coffee out of a foam cup and remembering the metal cup she used for drinking water when she was a student at a nearby one-room school. "The boys took a bucket to a farmer down the road to get water for the class, and we each had a tin cup that hung on a nail on the wall," Mrs. English said.

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Related Topix: Frenchville, PA, Fort Lewis College

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Daily Herald

Armchair quarterbacks can learn about the physics of football

At the next STEM Cafe on Wednesday, Sept. 17, learn about "The Physics of Football" with Northern Illinois University professor and armchair quarterback Mike Eads.

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Related Topix: Physics, Science, DeKalb, IL

Paradise Post

Illinois TV anchorman says he has months to live

A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast Thursday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large for surgery or radiation.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Champaign, IL

Canon City Daily Record Newspaper

Illinois TV anchorman says he has months to live

A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast Thursday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large for surgery or radiation.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer, Opinion

Berkshire Eagle

Illinois TV anchorman says he has months to live

A television news anchorman fighting brain cancer in Illinois has told viewers he has only four to six months to live, but he hopes to work as long as he can. During a newscast Thursday, Dave Benton told viewers of WCIA-TV in Champaign that doctors recently told him that his brain tumor is too large for surgery or radiation.

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Related Topix: Health, Brain Cancer

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Gazette

NIU enrollment decline smallest in 5 years

DeKALB – Northern Illinois University senior Joe Palmer thinks students seem more energized across campus since he started there 3 years ago. It might be the renewed emphasis on town-gown relations or cosmetic improvements across campus, from banners emphasizing student career success to the recently revamped NIU smartphone app that includes an interactive campus map.

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Related Topix: DeKalb, IL, Western Illinois University, University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

Daily Chronicle

DeKalb's Camp Power builds relationships

DeKALB – To DeKalb Police Chief Gene Lowery, a picture of a police officer holding hands with a child embodies what happened at University Village this summer. He said Camp Power, a summer program hosted this year at University Village in DeKalb , built relationships between the police and some of the children who live in the multibuilding complex.

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Related Topix: DeKalb, IL, Family, Kids, Dekalb County, IL

WIFR

NIU Sees Increase in International Students

An almost 30 percent increase in international students has helped Northern Illinois University record its lowest drop in enrollment in five years. NIU announced in a news release Wednesday that its fall enrollment is 20,611 -- a 2.49 percent decrease from 2013.

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WJPF-AM Carterville

Enrollment Decline Slows At Northern Illinois University

An almost 30 percent increase in international students has helped Northern Illinois University record its lowest drop in enrollment in five years. NIU announced in a news release Wednesday that its fall enrollment is 20,611 - a 2.49 percent decrease from 2013.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Daily Herald

Naperville woman opens non-dairy, frozen dessert business in Lombard

It's only been three weeks since Gina Klafeta of Naperville launched her new frozen dessert business in Lombard, but she's already on her way to some sweet success. The 23-year-old said she got the idea to create an allergy-friendly, nondairy, vegan food product after studying baking and pastry-making at College of DuPage and nutrition at Northern Illinois University.

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Related Topix: Naperville, IL, Lombard, IL, Life, Food, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Daily Gazette

Library has new director in Oregon

Dettman, who is from Rockford, has a master's degree in library and information science from the City University of London, and a bachelor's in history and political science from Northern Illinois University, where he is working on a master's in public administration. “My career goal has always been to serve a public library,” Dettman said.

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Related Topix: Libraries

Tue Sep 09, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Our View: a Tis the season for political attacks

If you were in a college-level entrepreneurship class with an interest in starting your own business one day, would you want access to someone who had made millions of dollars as an investor? Of course you would. No doubt you also would want the person speaking to your class to deliver honest answers about how investors evaluate businesses when they are considering buying a stake in them.

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Related Topix: Venture Capital, Emerging Technology

Mon Sep 08, 2014

Daily Chronicle

DCEDC program helps businesses expand

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County Economic Development Corp. officials aim to visit 30 businesses by years' end to help local firms expand their operations. The group is asking interested local businesses to join its retention or expansion visitation program, which began earlier this summer, said DCEDC Executive Director Paul Borek.

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Related Topix: Sycamore, IL, Dekalb County, IL, DeKalb, IL, Kirkland, IL

Daily Chronicle

Barnes & Noble plans to close DeKalb location

DeKALB – A national bookseller is closing its location near Target on DeKalb's north side just months after a nearby large retail space that had sat empty for more than two years was filled. Barnes & Noble , a bookstore in the Oakland Place Shopping Center at 2439 Sycamore Road, will close by Dec. 31 when its lease expires, said Roger Hopkins, the city's economic development consultant.

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Related Topix: DeKalb, IL, Sycamore, IL

Sun Sep 07, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

One Loudon County church unleashes new Comfort Dog

One Loudon County church unleashes new Comfort Dog One Loudon County Church is unleashing a new ministry. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rSWUOZ A Loudon County church has brought a specially trained comfort dog to help people cope with hard times in their lives.

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Related Topix: Loudon County, TN

Daily Herald

CLC, NIU strike transfer deal

Eligible students who leave College of Lake County before receiving an associate degree won't lose out if they attend Northern Illinois University, under an agreement struck Friday. NIU President Doug Baker and CLC President Jerry Weber signed the reverse transfer deal in DeKalb.

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Related Topix: DeKalb, IL

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Prosecutor wants text messages in Rifkin case

A prosecutor wants the former Northern Illinois University police officer accused of sexually assaulting a student to turn over his cell phone with the text messages he says show the encounter was consensual. DeKalb County Assistant State's Attorney Jessica Finley wants Andrew Rifkin, 26, of the 3500 block of Meadow Street, Northbrook, to hand over the cell phone he has had since his 2011 arrest to look at text messages between Rifkin and the alleged victim on the day of the alleged offense and shortly afterward.

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Related Topix: Dekalb County, IL, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Northbrook, IL

Fri Sep 05, 2014

Daily Chronicle

Letter: Rauner sends wrong message to students

Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner visits a Northern Illinois University entrepreneurship class and has this to say to the students: “I like to look at what the competition does and steal their best ideas and steal their best people,” Rauner said. “That's how we've done it with our campaign.

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