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Superhero films save viewers

By Pat Quinn | April 30, 2014

Marvel will provide the highlight of May’s movies.“The Amazing Spider-Man 2”This weekend starts off with “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Peter Parker is back in the suit and is going up against one of his greatest foes, Electro.Rumor says the film...

Just Sayin’: Justice League movie, seafood and Kenya Moore

By Northern Star Scene staff | April 29, 2014

Pat Quinn: Justice League movieZack Snyder announced a Justice League movie will be released in 2018 this week.I don’t understand how the production team is going to be able to pull off a Justice League movie when characters and casting are going to...

Students can join in on MAP Matters

By Northern Star Staff | April 22, 2014

Illinois college students are encouraged to join Gov. Pat Quinn in Springfield for MAP Matters Day.Quinn will stand up at 12:30 April 30 during a gathering in the state capitol to ask for lawmakers to double MAP grant funding.Illinois allocates $373 million...

Women take charge on screen

By Pat Quinn | April 22, 2014

The anticipated second season of “Orange is the New Black” and books such as “Divergent” and “The Hunger Games” show women are continuing to grow into more dominant roles in the entertainment industry.“Orange is the New Black” sends a...

Charles Fischer, Graham Crackers Comics owner, looks for comic for a customer April 21 at Graham Crackers Comics, 901 Lucinda Ave.

DeKalb comic book store attending C2E2

By Pat Quinn | April 21, 2014

DeKalb | Graham Crackers Comics is preparing for its Friday trip to the Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo, or C2E2.McCormick Place hosts the annual convention, housing comic vendors, authors, illustrators and celebrities of the comic book world.Even...

‘Haunted House 2’ doesn’t scare ‘Transcendence’

By Pat Quinn | April 16, 2014

“Transcendence” will overtake “A Haunted House 2” at the box office Friday.“Transcendence”Johnny Depp stars as Dr. Will Caster, a well-known researcher in the field of artificial intelligence.Caster’s quest to be able to transcend human...

Beer brats are a meal that only takes a few minutes to make. They don’t cost a lot of money to make, either.

Easy playoff game foods you can cook

By Pat Quinn | April 15, 2014

Save money, have friends over and enjoy NHL and NBA playoff games with at-home finger foods.BratsBeer brats are not only a personal favorite, but are inexpensive.Beer brats take true effort to mess up. Traditionally, they’re browned before being boiled...

April movies find their ‘Captain’

By Pat Quinn | April 2, 2014

Marvel is going to start off its movie run this year strong with the captivating “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.”Captain America was frozen at the end of World War II, but has since been thawed. He’s still adjusting to the future. S.H.I.E.L.D....

Get tattoos now to enjoy summer

By Pat Quinn | March 31, 2014

Whether to reflect one’s personality or to remind someone of a good memory, a tattoo is the perfect way to express yourself, and April is the perfect month to make this addition to your body.Most tattoo artists tell customers it takes about four weeks...

NIU to cut budget amid state funding concerns

NIU to cut budget amid state funding concerns

By Kelly Bauer | March 30, 2014

NIU will look to make up a potential $11.6 million funding cut from the state by “increas[ing] our efficiencies and our processes,” said NIU President Doug Baker.The 12.5 percent funding cut is not certain, but it would be the result if legislators...

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn delivers the State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly in the House chambers at the Illinois State Capitol Wednesday in Springfield

Gov. race worth your time

By Matthew Flores | March 26, 2014

Come November, Illinois will decide if Gov. Pat Quinn will stay in office or if the torch will pass to Republican businessman Bruce Rauner.Whatever your political affiliation, the opportunity to vote is a right many in the world do not possess and not...

‘Stars’ out of reach for Johnny Cash’s lost album

By Pat Quinn | March 25, 2014

Johnny Cash’s newest album, “Out Among the Stars,” doesn’t quite do it for this Cash fan.Cash passed away 11 years ago, but record company Legacy had an archive of recordings done in the 80’s that it used to make “Out Among the Stars.” While...