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SI.com: New NIU coach Mark Montgomery brings Izzo philosophy with himupdated: Tue Oct 25 2011 13:04:00

The basketball players at Northern Illinois University didn't get much sleep this summer because their workouts started at 6:30 a.m. The team also spent more time in the weight room than in years past, lifting four days a week instead of three. On Fridays, they joined the football team for quickness and agility drills.

SI.com: Tony Pauline: Scouting the supplemental draftupdated: Mon Aug 22 2011 11:22:00

The NFL's summer draft is upon us as nearly a half dozen players have decided to turn pro after being declared ineligible or partially suspended. Except for a few blips on the radar the supplemental draft usually offers sub-par prospects, but the excitement this year centers around several well known college players. Here are five prospects in the supplemental draft with a real chance to make it onto an active roster or practice squad come September, along with what pick a team should offer for the player.

CNNMoney: Postal Service: 7,500 workers, $20,000 buyoutsupdated: Fri Mar 25 2011 09:57:00

The Postal Service is offering a $20,000 buyout to thousands of veteran workers as part of its bid to eliminate 7,500 administrative jobs, the agency announced Thursday.

Gym shooter bought from sites that sold to college gunmenupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 21:00:00

A company that sold firearms merchandise to the Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University shooters also sold firearm accessories to a man who fatally shot three women in a Pennsylvania gym earlier this week.

Sodini left videosupdated: Fri Aug 07 2009 21:00:00

CNN's Susan Candiotti reports on new videos found of gym shooter George Sodini.

Update: Classroom shooterupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 10:09:00

In an exclusive report, CNN's Abbie Boudreau previews new details about the Northern Illinois classroom shooter.

CNN exclusive: Secret files reveal NIU killer's pastupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 10:09:00

A former student who killed five people at Northern Illinois University last Valentine's Day had been drummed out of the Army for hiding his psychiatric history and expressed admiration for famous murderers, CNN has learned.

Parents seek answers in NIU killingsupdated: Mon Feb 16 2009 10:07:00

Eric Mace says he thought he was giving his daughter good advice by asking her to sit up front in class.

SI.com: Tony Pauline: Linemen rule roost at Senior Bowlupdated: Sun Jan 25 2009 12:53:00

The final chapter of the 60th annual Senior Bowl was completed on Saturday night after the team from the South defeated the North 35-18. Like the preceding week of practices, the game provided several performances of note and a few to forget.

SI.com: Tony Pauline: Senior Bowl practice report, Day 3updated: Thu Jan 22 2009 01:20:00

Wednesday was the final day of practice in pads and the most important practice of the week for NFL scouts. The intensity was turned up several notches as players had a lot riding on the line.

Time.com: Colleges Using Self-Defense Trainingupdated: Wed Aug 27 2008 09:35:00

Hundreds of colleges across the nation have purchased a training program that teaches professors and students not to take campus threats lying down but to fight back

Gun seller offering discounts to 'save lives'updated: Thu Apr 24 2008 21:39:00

The owner of a company that sold firearm merchandise to both the Virginia Tech University and Northern Illinois University shooters said he will sell his guns at cost for the next two weeks in hopes that "law-abiding" citizens will buy them to prevent similar tragedies.

Commentary: Student's view of campus safetyupdated: Tue Apr 15 2008 10:14:00

College students are faced with many challenges each day. It's tough to balance a job with hours of homework, and to pay attention in class while planning an escape route from a lecture hall seat.

Time.com: Death Threats Close 7 Schoolsupdated: Mon Apr 14 2008 19:00:00

A message scrawled in a university bathroom -- "Be prepared to die on 4/14" -- left not just the college's campus empty Monday, but also those of two adjoining high schools and a pair of nearby elementary schools

Time.com: How to Remember a Massacreupdated: Thu Feb 28 2008 17:15:00

Critics deride Illinois' plan to spend $40 million to raze the building where the NIU mass murders took place

Site of fatal NIU shootings to be demolishedupdated: Wed Feb 27 2008 13:41:00

The building where a gunman killed five people at Northern Illinois University two weeks ago will be demolished, state officials said Wednesday.

Shooter asked for gun adviceupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 14:19:00

The man who killed several students at Northern Illinois University had asked his godfather for help choosing weapons.

Shooting reopens debate over drug, violence link updated: Mon Feb 25 2008 14:19:00

The revelation from Steven Kazmierczak's girlfriend that he had stopped taking an antidepressant a few weeks before his rampage at Northern Illinois University has reopened debate about whether the drug can cause violent behavior.

Time to rememberupdated: Mon Feb 25 2008 06:46:00

The grief felt at Northern Illinois University is similar to what students at Virginia Tech had to endure last year.

Girlfriend: Shooter was taking cocktail of 3 drugsupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 15:37:00

Steven Kazmierczak had been taking three drugs prescribed for him by his psychiatrist, the Northern Illinois University gunman's girlfriend told CNN.

Time.com: Bomb Threat Locks Down NJ Collegeupdated: Wed Feb 20 2008 12:00:00

St. Peter's College locked down its campus Wednesday after receiving e-mails saying bombs were planted in campus buildings, authorities said

Time.com: Ill. Gun Law Too Late for NIUupdated: Tue Feb 19 2008 09:00:00

Illinois lawmakers moved swiftly with a gun law after Virginia Tech's shooting, but it came too late for Northern Illinois University and it is unclear whether it would have made a difference

I-Report: Emergency on campusupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 16:26:00

I-Reporter Eddie Brewer captures emergency officials rushing a gurney off the Northern Illinois University campus.

CNN.com readers sound off on spate of mass killingsupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 16:26:00

This week's deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University leaves police, campus officials and students with many unanswered questions.

University shooter's girlfriend: 'I couldn't believe it'updated: Mon Feb 18 2008 03:40:00

The girlfriend of the gunman who killed five people and then himself at Northern Illinois University last Thursday told CNN there was "no indication he was planning something."

One on one with Jessica Batyupdated: Mon Feb 18 2008 03:40:00

CNN's Abbie Boudreau has the exclusive interview with Jessica Baty, who was the NIU shooter's girlfriend for two years.

NIU campus securityupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 09:12:00

CNN's Abbie Boudreau asks students and faculty at NIU what they think of the campus security.

Laptop taken in campus shooting probe is missing hard driveupdated: Sun Feb 17 2008 09:12:00

A laptop computer seized from a DeKalb motel and believed to be connected to Thursday's deadly shooting at Northern Illinois University had no hard drive, federal officials said Saturday.

SI.com: NIU shooting victims to be honoredupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 17:16:00

The Chicago Blackhawks will wear NIU Huskies decals on their helmets during Sunday's home game to honor those killed in the shooting at Northern Illinois University.

Campus reeling from shootingupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 16:48:00

Northern Illinois University is still reeling from the deadly Valentine's Day campus shooting. CNN's Allan Chernoff reports.

Time.com: How the NIU Massacre Happenedupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 10:20:00

Eyewitness: All it took was six minutes for a college lecture course to become a killing field

University shooter interested in 'peace and social justice'updated: Sat Feb 16 2008 09:33:00

Northern Illinois University on Friday identified the man who fatally shot five people in a classroom as Steven P. Kazmierczak, whom police described as an award-winning student "revered" by colleagues and faculty.

NIU Champaign connectionupdated: Sat Feb 16 2008 09:33:00

CNN's Dan Lothian reports on a professor and adviser who knew Kazmierczak well, but saw no red flags.

No note, no motiveupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 22:33:00

Police Chief Donald Grady says there is no known motive for the shooting at Northern Illinois University.

Company: Gunman, Virginia Tech shooter used same Web dealerupdated: Fri Feb 15 2008 22:33:00

A firearms dealer in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Friday confirmed a bizarre link between the graduate student accused of killing five people at Northern Illinois University and the gunman in last year's deadly shootings at Virginia Tech.

5 shot dead, including gunman, at Northern Illinois Universityupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 20:03:00

A gunman dressed in black walked from behind a curtain at the front of a large lecture hall Thursday at Northern Illinois University and shot 22 people, four fatally, then killed himself, authorities said.

'He just started firing'updated: Thu Feb 14 2008 20:03:00

A Northern Illinois University student says the gunman entered a classroom and opened fire with a shotgun and pistol.

Time.com: 5 Dead, Including Gunman at N. Illinoisupdated: Thu Feb 14 2008 17:00:00

Authorities say a man dressed in black opened fire from a stage of a lecture hall at Northern Illinois University, killing four people and himself

Money Magazine: A COLLECTOR WHO IS LAUGHING ALL THE WAY TO THE BANKupdated: Sat Jul 01 1989 00:01:00

If putting money behind a consummate failure sounds like looney tunes to you, consider the case of Hans Heidler. The 30-year-old store manager from Algonquin, Ill. is a collector of animation cels ...

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