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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:07 am

Illinois Supreme Court proposes change to chaining juveniles

Paul Cain remembers many of his clients. There was the 14-year-old boy with ADHD, accused of retail theft and possession of a stolen car. There was the 16-year-old girl who suffered from anxiety attac...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:06 am
Attorneys for former employees of Jeffrey “I’m Broke” Parsons, who made and lost a fortune buying and selling precious metals and other valuables, may not read IT, but judges apparently do. Pars...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:05 am
There’s bad blood among the troops in the Sangamon County sheriff’s office. Deputy Travis Koester called the cops on June 2 to report that he’d just been confronted by Deputy Travis Dalby at a g...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:04 am
 Has the increase in quality television affected the way we (or maybe it’s just me) watch films? For the last decade, many convincing arguments have been put forth that what with the coming of...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 am
 The future sure looks bright, but maybe not bright enough to wear shades, as Pat McDonald once informed us. Did you know Timbuk3, Pat’s duo with his then-wife plus a tape player (they did that...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 am
 last year this column warmly praisedscores of helpful high school kidsthey came again this June some 300volunteers from Minn to Miss, Bostonto Bakersfield. I recently wrote ofGroup 14 who while ...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 am
 A true dynamic duo, Rockin’ Johnny Burgin and Aki Kumar come ready to play at the weekly Blue Monday jam hosted by our Illinois Central Blues Club. Johnny has graced us before with his peculia...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:01 am
 “Are you going to make deviled eggs?”This is the question my grandmother asks every time I tell her I’m preparing food to take on a road trip. “They’re just so good to take in the car....
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 11:11 pm
Much like a puppy you bring into your home, there are things to like about The Secret Life of Pets and some…well, not so much.  Yep, it’s cute, charming and fun for a little while but then ...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:20 am

Illinois needs a new state song for a new era

 You know how some songs seem just right for the moment? Charles H. Chamberlain and Archibald Johnston’s isn’t. The state of Illinois made their “Illinois” the official state song in 1925...

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