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Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:12 am

Mentally ill inmates clog jails. Sometimes they die.

Tiffany Ann Rusher could be a handful. She was nonetheless loved.In Rusher’s final days, relatives gathered at St. John’s Hospital. Her mother, Kelli Andrews, rubbed Rusher’s stomach and feet in...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:11 am

Former insurance man Loren Shanle went from selling policies to pinot

 Loren Shanle is living the dream. Sell the business, move to the sunny coast, start a winery…except, he hasn’t moved to the sunny coast. He’s still in Rochester, accepting all four seasons...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:10 am

We’re not worthy, but he talked to IT anyway

 At 69 and still singing “I’m Eighteen” for fun and profit, Alice Cooper is, arguably, the luckiest man in America.The artist formerly known as Vincent Furnier didn’t hit it big way back...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:07 am
 In a press conference April 10 Gov. Bruce Rauner unveiled a program designed to train police officers on identifying, investigating and prosecuting hate crimes. “As we are all too aware, hate...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:06 am
During Statewide Healthcare Day of Action April 18, a coalition of Affordable Care Act advocates organized outside U.S. Rep. Darin LaHood’s Springfield office to ask for support of a pledge to prote...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:05 am
More names have been added to the Grandstand lineup for the 2017 Illinois State Fair. On Thursday, Aug. 10, fairgoers with paid admission to the fair will be treated to a free concert by the legendary...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:04 am
 It’s a long way from street racing on the mean streets of L.A. to saving the world James Bond style, but that’s the evolution the Fast and Furious franchise has taken, one that no one could...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:03 am
 I know, I know; I keep complaining about having so many things to go and see in town that one (or more) can hardly find the time to see the sights and hear the sounds. Well, you know, it could b...

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