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Chicago mayoral election signifies diversity

By Northern Star Editorial Board | April 11, 2019

Chicago made two progressive leaps in last week’s mayoral election: Mayor-elect Lori Lightfoot will be Chicago’s first black female, openly lesbian mayor. The Editorial Board congratulates Chicago on this forward-thinking move and expresses hope for...

Retired journalism professor Hallie Hamilton holds a photograph taken when he was 19 and first stationed at Fort McClellan, Ala. in 1942.

Retired professor, WWII veteran takes Honor Flight to D.C.

By Chelsey Boutan | April 22, 2012

While sitting in his living room, World War II veteran Hallie Hamilton clenched a blue and white paisley handkerchief. Occasionally, he would bring the handkerchief to his face and use it to blot away tears. As he reflected on his emotional visit to the...

Certain costumes will make you a Halloweeiner

By Chris Krapek | October 24, 2010

Remember when Halloween meant monsters and candy and apple-bobbing? At this age, Oct. 31 only means one thing; dressing up. Every year, college kids think they're making the right choice as to what to be for Halloween. Your outfit is either funny, risque...

The List: Potential candidates for Chicago Mayor

By David Thomas | September 7, 2010

The Northern Star will list the best and the worse, the practical and the impractical, the prettiest and ugliest things about a particular news topic. Partly irreverent, partly serious, all true. This week, we present five people who could step into Mayor...