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Gov. Quinn appoints four members to NIU Board of Trustees

By Northern Star staff | May 9, 2011

DeKALB | On April 28, Gov. Pat Quinn appointed four members to the Board of Trustees at NIU.According to NIU Today, Quinn appointed two returning members, Marc J. Strauss and Cherilyn G. Murer, and two new members, Anthony A. Iosco and Robert T. Marshall...

No Disintegrations, Please.

By David Thomas | March 2, 2011

I've been watching the Wisconsin labor situation unfold with great interest these past couple of weeks. It's great political theater! Between a blogger impersonating one of Wis. Gov. Scott Walker's campaign backers to Wisconsin Democrats hiding out in...

Gov. Scott Walker’s unwillingness to negotiate sets a dangerous precedent

By Philip Case | February 22, 2011

As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, there is a bit of an uproar in Wisconsin regarding Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget package, which includes a provision that would strip many state workers of their collective bargaining rights. Putting aside...

Illinois needs to eliminate the death penalty

By Nathan Fulkerson | February 14, 2011

It is time we issued the death penalty a death sentence of its own. Illinois politicians have proposed and passed a bill that does exactly that, which only needs Gov. Pat Quinn's signature to abolish the penalty under state law. The bill has raised considerable...

Editorial: Bill Brady for governor of Illinois

By Editorial Board | October 31, 2010

The Northern Star Editorial Board has decided to endorse Ill. State Senator Bill Brady for this Tuesday's governor's race. Illinois has long had a problem with governmental corruption. Two of our last three governors - George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich...