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Support came from all over for Ryan Newman, and it didn’t matter that he is a NASCAR driver

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

Associated Press

February 20, 2020

Ryan Newman slides down the track after he was involved in a crash on the final lap of the NASCAR Daytona 500 auto race at Daytona International Speedway, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Daytona Beach, Fla. Sunday's race was postponed because of rain. (AP Photo/David Graham)

NBA All-Star Weekend returns to Chicago for the first time since 1988

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 1988, file photo, Chicago Bulls' Michael Jordan dunks during the slam-dunk competition of the NBA All-Star weekend in Chicago. Jordan left the old Chicago Stadium that night with the trophy. To this day, many believe Wilkins was the rightful winner. (AP Photo/John Swart)

Quentin Wilson

February 15, 2020

DeKALB — For the first time in 32 years, Chicago will host the NBA All-Star weekend.This will be the first time the events have been held in the city since the 1987-88 NBA season.All-Star weekend will start Friday with a class of 2020 Hall of Fame announcement on NBA TV at 4 p.m., when the NBA will announce...

Kris Bryant’s days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

Kris Bryant's days on the Chicago Cubs are most likely numbered

Aaron Doster

February 6, 2020

DeKALB — The Chicago Cubs might be looking to part ways with third baseman Kris Bryant amidst his denied grievance claim for service time manipulation. Bryant and his agent Scott Boras claimed the Cubs kept him off the opening day roster in 2015 so the club could have an extra year of control.Arbi...

Kobe Bryant’s death reminds us all what really matters

Kobe Bryant's death reminds us all what really matters

Lenny Ignelzi

January 30, 2020

DeKALB — It was nearly two years ago that I was sitting in my dorm room when I first experienced one of those calls that changes your life forever.My mom told me that my uncle had suddenly died of a heart attack.I spent the next week flying out to Baltimore, being with family, helping my uncle’s...

Kobe Bryant’s death reminds us all what really matters (family)

Jordan Strauss

January 30, 2020

This Feb. 26, 2018 file photo shows Vanessa Bryant, from left, Kobe Bryant, Natalia Bryant and Gianna Maria-Onore Bryant at the world premiere of "A Wrinkle in Time" in Los Angeles. Bryant, a five-time NBA champion and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, died in a helicopter crash in California on Sunday,...

Obit-Bryant Basketball

Obit-Bryant Basketball

Chris Carlson

January 26, 2020

FILE - In this July 26, 2018 file photo former Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna watch the U.S. national championships swimming meet in Irvine, Calif. Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation du...

Library to host finals week events to encourage stress management

Northern Star Staff

December 9, 2018

DeKALB — Founders Memorial Library will be holding events through the week of finals to allow students to take a break from studying with relaxing activities or furry friends.From 8 a.m. to 12 a.m. Monday through Friday, event organizers will host Coloring to calm at Founders Library. The continuous ...

Pass the Ketchup: An Inside Look at OCD

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Ginger Simons

October 20, 2017

Like most mental disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is largely misunderstood. People often use it as an adjective to describe their organizational habits or the fact they always carry hand sanitizer. It's often portrayed on TV by quirky characters who keep their pencils perfectly symmetrical or clean ...