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Death Of An Old Friend: The Chicago Stadium (1929 – 1994)

Posted on 23. Jun, 2013 by in History, Sports

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As the Blackhawks duke it out with the Bruins for the Stanley Cup, I cannot help but dwell on all the good times I had in The Chicago Stadium. Like so many other Blackhawks fans, I was sad and angry when the old Chicago Stadium was scheduled for demolition in early 1994. Many of us […]

An Open Letter To Judge Robin Stuckert and States Attorney Richard Schmack

Posted on 13. Apr, 2013 by in Announcements, Current Events

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Do you recognize the beautiful 18-year-old girl in this photograph? Her name is Toni Keller, and she was the victim of a horrific series of crimes. Toni was tortured, raped, murdered and immolated, and you both cut a deal with her killer. Her picture was the only item that former DeKalb County, Illinois, States Attorney Clay […]

Apathy Is No Answer

Posted on 07. Nov, 2010 by in Analysis

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Mr. Brooks, I found your editorial (DeKalb: Still Safe, Still Beautiful After Tragedy, Northern Star 11/04/2010) to be quite disturbing. Challenging a community to “move forward, together forward” in a hasty return to life as usual, with no reference to improved safety, or to lessons learned from this most recent tragedy, is at very least […]

A Search And A Celebration On A Fractured NIU Campus

Posted on 29. Oct, 2010 by in Current Events

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On Friday, October 22, 2010, eight days after an NIU Huskie went missing, DeKalb Police and County Sheriff’s Department were finally getting around to cordoning off Prairie Park’s Clifford entrance, setting up a mobile post. The community and the media were single-mindedly focused on law enforcement’s new effort at the park, while one mile away, […]

NIU Sudent Antinette Keller Missing

Posted on 21. Oct, 2010 by in Current Events

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This article is by Joseph Fosco and A.J. Barson The following is a Public Service Announcement: WARNING – Antinette “Toni” J. Keller, an 18-year-old freshman liberal arts student at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, has been missing since Thursday, October 14, 2010. According to sources, friends last saw Toni at approximately 11:00 a.m. on […]