DeKalb, IL – In any given year, officials at Northern Illinois University contract with about 10-thousand local, regional, and national vendors. The university signs purchasing agreements with these businesses to supply NIU staff and students with everything from hygiene products to health insurance. WNIJ's Christopher Hosken examines how NIU's cash crisis is trickling down to its vendors.
Rockford, IL – There's a growing demand for bone marrow transplants to treat a number of different cancers of the blood. The process has gotten simpler, too: WNIJ's Susan Stephens stopped by the Rock River Valley Blood Center to see how it's done.
DeKalb, IL – One student is in custody and another injured following a shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. The incident happened early this morning outside a residence hall. University President John Peters says this appears to be an isolated incident.
The victim was shot in the leg. His injuries are described as non-life- threatening. The suspect was apprehended moments after the shooting and remains in police custody. Authorities have yet to announce a motive in the case.