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Wednesday, Sept. 7, 2016 03:14 pm
There’s a sucker born every minute, they say, which might explain why state legislatures and city councils count so many of them among their members. As I noted here and here, spending the publi...
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 06:03 pm
The antecedents to Luke Scott’s “Morgan” are many – Frankenstein, A.I., Lucy, Ex Machina – so much so that we should simply regard this movie as yet another variation on the ...
Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2016 05:50 pm
Where The Light Between Oceans is concerned, you have to give director Derek Cianfrance and his cast credit – they’re fully committed to making the audience weep and will go to any length to mak...
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 02:57 pm

Master sergeant was driving 108 mph

The Illinois State’s Attorneys Appellate Prosecutor’s office expects to investigate a fatal collision between a Decatur woman who died shortly after the May accident and an Illinois State Police m...
Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 09:47 am

Says he was disciplined for reporting rape

A former inmate will collect $450,000 to settle his lawsuit filed after he was disciplined for reporting that he had been repeatedly raped by a cellmate....
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:31 am
Poignantly told and beautifully rendered, Travis Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings may be the most striking film in a landmark year for movie animation.  Containing elements from Japanese fol...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:21 am

Marking the Centennial’s centennial

 Last week, in “Getting it right this time,” I proposed that the State of Illinois commemorate the bicentennial of its founding in 1818 not with celebration but with remediation, in the form...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:20 am
Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks – why don’t we “Take On Wall Street”?You don’t have to be in Who’s W...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:19 am
Gov. Rauner said last week that he has never spoken with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or any legislators about a much-anticipated proposal to toughen penalties for gun crimes. “I’ve not discussed th...


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