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Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:10 am

Summer is the time for live theater, outdoors or in

 Central Illinois is the place to be for family-friendly summer shows. New Salem’s Theatre in the ParkThe Dixie Swim Club June 3-5, 9-11. A comedy about a reunion of five lifelong female friend...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:09 am

Plan now for some dancing in the streets

 To paraphrase Martha and the Vandellas, summer’s almost here and the time is almost right for dancing in the streets. Here’s a handy guide to some of the musical highlights coming to the are...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:08 am

Jury awards six figures to inmate

A former inmate of Taylorville Correctional Center last week won a $300,000 verdict against a prison doctor with a history of lawsuits alleging poor care that resulted in at least one previous six-fig...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:07 am

Governor appoints coroner board

Gov. Bruce Rauner last week appointed the first state Coroner’s Training Board that will be in charge of training coroners and others involved in death investigations.Rep. Dan Brady, R-Bloomington,...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:06 am

Feds apparently probing campaign accounts

Campaign workers for Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino while he was a state legislator have received federal grand jury subpoenas, according to a source with direct knowledge of the matter.The so...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:05 am

Naperville man seeks relief from murder conviction

 A Naperville man is asking a judge to overturn his murder conviction on the grounds that the prosecution’s case was built on junk science.William Amor spent the last 21 years behind bars for t...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:04 am
 There’s no question that Jodie Foster’s Money Monster is a manipulative exercise, one meant to incite viewers’ ire where the current disparity between the haves and have-nots is concerned....
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:03 am
 You hear a lot (or at least I do) about the burgeoning and flourishing Springfield music scene. People talk about how musicians play well together with excellent, diverse and progressing musicia...
Thursday, May 19, 2016 12:02 am
 When he was 15 years old, this North Carolina native bought a harmonica after asking his mom to take him to a music store, and, as they say, the rest is history. Several years ago Brandon Santin...

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