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Sad News Along Lincoln In Dekalb, Illinois

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The shootings at Northern Illinois University Valentine's Day took place about a quarter mile off the Lincoln Highway. Five students were killed by a deranged former student.


Both Liz and I graduated from Northern in 1973, so it has hit us hard.


We took a trip out to Dekalb yesterday and I blogged about it in three entries. If you'd like to see our experience, go to




There is also a major discussion as to what to do with Cole Hall, where the shootings occurred. Some want it torn down and turned into a park. I think the actions of one deranged person shouldn't cause eduaction to stop. The hall should remain, but probably a name-change is order as well as a memorial inside and outside of it.


Why Must These Things Happen?

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