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Point/ counterpoint: Texting and driving laws

By Jordan Radloff and Nicole Kain | September 15, 2019

Texting while driving law too stringentJordan Radloff | Contributor A law pertaining to distracted driving laws was recently passed by the Illinois General Assembly to change Section 5 of the Illinois Vehicle Code. The new law was put into effect on...

Google sees all users do with new privacy act

By Dan Martynowicz | February 21, 2012

Someone once stole my Mother's identity and used it to send threatening letters to President Bush.Do I have your attention? Good.A few hours later, three heavily armed secret service agents came to my house in a black sedan. Nothing kills a party like...

Huskie Bus Tracking System to see overhaul, smartphone app support

By Chelsey Boutan | September 5, 2011

When it's raining, snowing, cold or hot out, waiting for the bus can seem unbearable. Josh Venaas, director of mass transit for the Student Association, said he hopes the updated Huskie Bus Tracking System will make public transportation easier for students....

GPS system tracks where students get on and off school bus

By Melissa Mastrogiovanni | September 12, 2010

DeKalb| In the wake of a missing Oregon boy, Kyron Horman, who never returned home on the bus after a school science fair, new tracking systems have been implemented in various school districts throughout the nation. These tracking systems are designed...