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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:22 am
 ENFORCE CURRENT LAWSClose the Illinois State Museum to save money? Some 200,000 people with curious minds broadened their horizons there last year. Surely there are thousands of redundant, out-o...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:21 am
 Amid all the other calamities threatened from the Statehouse, the governor’s proposed closure of the Illinois State Museum may seem like just one more thing that probably won’t happen. Maybe...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:19 am
 Assumption Fest is a three-day, family-fun festival that has been going and growing for more than 80 years, and is proud to offer big-city entertainment in a small-town setting. Two new attracti...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:18 am
This Saturday, Freedom Chevrolet-Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep-Ram in Virden joins with Operation Kidsafe to offer the number one child safety event in America. Operation Kidsafe will fingerprint both hand...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:17 am
 This weekend, join the Hoogland Teens for a brand-new musical version of the classic children’s book by Roald Dahl, James and the Giant Peach. The Hoogland Teens are a talented group of area h...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:16 am
I have a great circle of female friends, but one of “the group” has a way of making backhanded comments about my appearance that make me feel bad about myself. Her latest topic is my breasts and h...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:15 am
Curses, foiled againA shoplifter made off with $150 worth of produce from a supermarket in Belfast, Northern Ireland, but surveillance video showed the thief wearing a Manchester United shirt with “...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:14 am

In Illinois prisons, getting sick can be a death sentence

When Rubin Watts arrived at the Dixon Correctional Center infirmary in 2007, his legs and feet were red and swollen, with stinking open wounds that were oozing pus and a bloody discharge. He had a ski...

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