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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:09 am

Chuck’s top 10 of 2016

 There were two dominating factors in American film this year – Disney Studios and animated features – and it should come as no surprise that the success of one went hand-in-hand with the oth...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:08 am
 Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:07 am
 Each winter for the past 25 years, the Springfield Art Association has offered an antidote to the common blockbuster with the Molly Schlich Independent and International Film Series. Over the co...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:06 am

Would wear ankle bracelet to get daughter back

 Jennifer Watkins is many things.An accused fugitive from justice. A widow who wouldn’t cooperate with police who investigated the killing of her husband. She recently broke off an engagement t...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:05 am

Tailor shop survives on MacArthur

 After decades of sewing, Wilbur “Skip” Costa has succumbed.He no longer wears a tie to work, as he did back in the 1980s, when Ronald Reagan dropped jaws by wearing brown suits in the White...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:04 am
 Theodore Melfi’s Hidden Figures is the sort of sanitized history lesson that sets out to right wrongs by presenting a story infused with good intentions and a sense of righteousness. There’s...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:03 am
 Well, here we are in 2017, and don’t you know it, it will be 2018 before you know it. I know, I know, don’t say things like that, but, as some folks say, it’s better than the alternative....
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:02 am
 A talented, hardworking artist of stature, this Peoria native plays steady all year, making a living making music, and he does it by making people feel good. A versatile, multi-instrumentalist o...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:01 am
 We know that eating fresh, simple, home-cooked food is one of the best ways to foster our health and overall well-being. Many of you, like me, will be entering the New Year with a renewed commit...

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