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DeKalb Count Judge Robin Stuckert will meet with interested parties today related to the 2015 death of Oluwarotimi “Timi” Okedina.

 Police arrested two students and another man in 2015 after Okedina plunged to his death Sept. 26 from an 11th story window in the Stephenson Towers residence hall. 

Are Our Days Really Numbered?

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If you are beginning to feel paranoid, that might be a good thing, for there are invisible forces pulling the strings and making decisions that affect every aspect of our lives.

This is not some grand conspiracy or obscure magic. It is math.

Algorithms now recommend the movies we watch, decide what news headlines we see, influence our choice of romantic partner, and even determine employment opportunity. Yes, whether you get the job or not is now in the hands -- or the calculations -- of an algorithm.

The law required the state’s biggest cities and counties to let citizens register to vote on Election Day and at their local polling place.

It did not impose the same requirement on smaller election authorities.

“That’s not fair," said Jacob Huebert, with the conservative Liberty Justice Center. The agency sued over the law.

“That’s giving an opportunity — an important opportunity — to people in high-population counties that it doesn’t give to people in low-population counties," Hubert said.

Federal Judge Samuel Der-Yeghiayan agreed.


The head of Illinois’ Republican Party says he’d like to see Donald Trump criticize Hillary Clinton more at the next debate.

Tim Schneider says Trump can be rude.

But the candidate spent too much time reacting to Clinton’s answers at last night’s debate - and not bringing up things like Benghazi, or Clinton’s emails.

SCHNEIDER: So to me, it’s an easy choice. I choose rude over wrong.

Schneider’s trying to unite the state party behind Trump - when the Republican governor and Republican U-S Senator won’t commit to supporting the nominee.


Freshman enrollment at financially troubled Chicago State University has fallen to 86 freshmen this fall semester.

Figures released Tuesday from the school show the university on Chicago's South Side has fewer than half the students it did six years ago. The Chicago Tribune reports that about 3,600 students are taking classes this fall, down from about 7,350 students in 2010.

Overall enrollment is down 25 percent and undergraduate enrollment is down 32 percent in one year.