Latest Northern Illinois University Stories

2008-06-24 02:30:14

By Dennis Bartlow, Commercial-News, Danville, Ill. Jun. 23--WILLIAMSPORT, Ind. -- Terry and Dee Roderick have pleasant memories of their time in Warren County. Technically, Terry is superintendent of the Metropolitan School District of Warren County until the end of the month, but the Rodericks already have left the Hoosier state. They have moved to Florida to a home they built in a retirement community south of Orlando. The Rodericks never regretted the moved from northern...

2007-04-19 21:00:27

Each year, the Club Guadalupano of Elgin honors outstanding graduating Hispanic students and two adults who have contributed to the community. Its 13th Annual Latino Awards Banquet was Saturday night. All of these students rank in the high percentages of their high school classes, but also excel in community service. Zoilo Santiago Memorial Awards - Micaela Shawlee, Bartlett High School Service, activities: Coordinated volunteer group of students to work at local pet store to help...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.