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Robin Kelly for treasurer of Illinois

By Editorial Board | October 18, 2010

The Northern Star Editorial Board endorses Robin Kelly for the office of treasurer of Illinois. We admit that out of all of the races in the midterm, this is one of the few races that we've had to read up on extensively. Between the slugfests that are...

Endorsements: Madigan for attorney general

By Editorial Board | October 14, 2010

The Northern Star Editorial Board has decided to endorse Lisa Madigan for Illinois Attorney General. The overwhelming factor that came into play was Madigan's determination in pushing transparency throughout Illinois government. Illinois has never been...

Editorial: Your money, your voice

By Editorial Board | September 26, 2010

Democracy 101 is coming to campus this Tuesday and Wednesday with the Student Association's Senate elections.As an NIU student, you will have the opportunity to choose which of your peers will represent you, your interests and your money. But if history...

Broadband Internet is key to the future

By The Editorial Board | September 15, 2010

When you think of school pride, the first things that come to mind are probably athletics and exceptional academic programs, not Internet access. But NIU can count that now, with word that the university received a $68.5 million grant for broadband network...

C’mon Huskies, let’s show the Illini some real school spirit

By The Editorial Board | September 15, 2010

On Saturday, the Huskies will take on the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in some good ole' fashioned football. While we think school spirit is essential for every sporting event, we think that, for this game, it's time to pull out all the...

Editorial: When does an anniversary become a regular day?

By The Editorial Board | September 12, 2010

This Saturday marked the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, but honestly, it seemed like any other day. We're not sure if it was because it was the Huskies' first home football game, or the fact that the day itself had perfect weather, but it just...