Focal Points: Northern Illinois University
Jun28

Focal Points: Northern Illinois University

Northern Illinois University DeKalb, Illinois Chartered in 1895, Northern Illinois University is a comprehensive teaching and research institution with a student enrollment of nearly 23,000. NIU is located 60 miles west of Chicago. Altgeld Hall was completed in 1899 and is named for John Peter Altgeld, the Governor of Illinois who backed and signed legislation creating NIU. Originally called the “Castle on the Hill,”...

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