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Actors Ansel Elgor (left) and Shailene Woodley play Caleb and Tris Prior in the new Divergent series film, “Allegiant.”

‘Allegiant’ film uses twists, turns in plot

By Jay Ibarra | March 24, 2016

The Divergent series’ third film “Allegiant” debuted Friday and takes viewers on a journey into the future.The third installment of Veronica Roth’s popular franchise takes a slight turn from it’s usual freedom- fighting, faction-hating fake...

Top 3: Examples of poor judgment

Top 3: Examples of poor judgment

By Holly New | September 22, 2013

No. 3: Michelle Obama’s “Drink Up” campaign is pointlessFirst lady Michelle Obama’s campaign for healthier children released an initiative in connection with Partnership for a Healthier America to get Americans to drink more water.There are three...

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

Top 5: Head-scratching strange news

By Holly New | September 15, 2013

No. 5: Dennis Rodman returns from North Korea visitDennis Rodman has returned after a four-day trip to North Korea, visiting with dictator Kim Jong Un.In Beijing’s airport, Rodman referred to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary...

NIU submits bid to host Illinois’ high school football championship games

By The Associated Press | April 18, 2012

Illinois State University in Normal, Southern Illinois University in Carbondale and Northern Illinois University in DeKalb have submitted bids to host Illinois’ high school football championship games in odd-numbered years starting in 2013. The University...

Tebow’s latest religious gimmicks are over the top

By Jerry Burnes | April 9, 2012

Tim Tebow is making a mockery of religion. He’s like Jerry Falwell meets Oprah Winfrey. He’s popular and a staunch Christian, and he’s not afraid to exploit either when given the chance. Example A: Tebow showed up to an outdoor Easter Sunday service...

Employers asking for passwords akin to sniffing undies

By Dave Gong | March 27, 2012

I don’t really remember life without a computer. By any estimate, I have been online since 1993. Seriously, I learned to type before I learned how to ride a bike. Similarly, a generation is fast coming of age that won’t be able to remember a time...

Motion filed to quash subpoenas for reporters’ notes from McCullough interviews

By Dave Gong | September 29, 2011

The man charged with the 1957 kidnapping and murder of a 7-year-old Sycamore girl appeared in court Thursday morning for a motion hearing. Victor Escarcida, DeKalb County assistant state's attorney, said Circuit Judge Robbin Stuckert heard arguments relating...

Obama signs bill, staving off shutdown

By Danny Ciamprone | April 10, 2011

The nation breathed a sigh of relief late Friday night as members of Congress and the president announced they came to a decision on the budget. If a shutdown had occurred, it could have caused 800,000 federal employees to be furloughed. They would even...

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