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Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois Innocence Project highlights botched trials for two accused

 Anthony Murray spent 14 years in prison, and he was facing another 31 years when he was offered a chance to go home. The unusual plea agreement that let Murray out of prison has haunted him ever...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Study finds CWLP plants should close

 Both sides agree.Two aging coal-fired generators owned by City Water, Light and Power are akin to automobiles that are getting on in years. At some point, the owner must ask: Should I continue s...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling parlors cash in

 Henry Baird figured that he would do well when he decided to open up Pennies Place, a gambling parlor on Wabash Avenue.But not this well.The five video gambling machines in Pennies netted more t...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am

For lack of housing, many parolees stuck in prison

 Johnny Cordrey did his time. He spent 18 years at Menard Correctional Center in southern Illinois, but when his release date came in April 2012, Cordrey was instead sent back to prison. He hadn�...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Michael Bond’s Paddington books were not a part of my childhood, so I went into Paul King’s big screen adaptation of these beloved English children’s stories blissfully ignorant. I’m gla...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Handguns have killed more Americans than any other type of firearm. Two innocent policemen in New York City and a black teenager who pulled a handgun on police in Berkeley, Missouri, not far fro...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 swimming lessons  poem #1     I don’t recall how kids 3 and 4 learnedto swim I do have a found scrap from ellielabeled “courage tests” the list headedby “swim through...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Pirate School is an interactive variety show for children ages 4 and up. Created by New York City-based comedian and actor, David Engel, the show utilizes everyone’s favorite “briny buccanee...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Backyard chicken coops have steadily been gaining popularity in the U.S. during the past several years. Backyard chickens make innovative pets and function as an extremely local food source, off...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 Current events have thrust race relations in America, specifically between African Americans and law enforcement, into the spotlight. During this roundtable discussion, five panelists plus a mod...

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