Wednesday, 17th January 2018

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

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

A commemorative brick from Chicago Stadium

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


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


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


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


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 […]