Susan Stephens

NIU President Lisa Freeman joined several other Illinois public universities in announcing that classes would be conducted remotely for the remainder of the semester to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

She says there are possible exceptions for a small number of labs, internships, clinical and practicum programs. But there is no official word as yet on what those courses may be.


Jacob Chan is an NIU student. He says he’s not sure how his classes will translate to the new online format. 

Peter Medlin

Illinois residents will go to the polls to vote Tuesday. But coronavirus concerns are causing election officials to take precautions and make last-minute changes.

Counties across Illinois moved polling locations out of nursing and retirement homes. Over 150 locations were changed just in Chicago.