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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am

Solar eclipse promises a truly cosmic experience

 “For some people, it is a life-changing event,” said Dr. John C. Martin, associate professor of astronomy-physics at University of Illinois Springfield, regarding the upcoming solar eclipse
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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am
Danenberger Family Vineyards: “Soleil Noir – Solar Eclipse Bash” featuring six bands, food, souvenir wine glass and safety glasses. Begins 12 p.m., tickets available at dfv.yapsody.com/event/ind
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Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 12:00 am

Citizens honor victims of Charlottesville

 On Sunday, Aug. 13, less than 24 hours after a “Unite the Right Rally” in Charlottesville, Virginia, exploded into violence resulting in one death and multiple injuries, more than 300 Spring
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Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

Report quantifies impact of state budget stalemate while organizations pick up the pieces

 The Chicago Foundation for Women recently released a report entitled “Damage done: the impact of the Illinois budget stalemate on women and children.” The report states that “lasting damag
Music
Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017 12:00 am

Castle Theatre to host New Pornographers and Guided by Voices on consecutive nights

 Next week, two of the music world’s longest-standing, most influential and consistently popular indie rock bands will be performing at the Castle Theatre in Bloomington on consecutive nights:
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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:00 am

Northside Children’s Community Library provides books and comfort

 During a recent visit by Jack, a therapy dog, to Northside Children’s Community Library, many of the kids were excited for a chance to interact with a canine friend. A few, however, were appre
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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:00 am

Activists deliver anti-fracking signatures to Rauner

 “What do we want? Clean water! When do we want it? Now!”So went the chant of a group of demonstrators gathered July 28 in front of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources building.The W
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Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:00 am

Camp Compass makes learning fun

 “If you don’t want to come to Camp Compass, that’s too bad for you because we have a lot of fun here,” said Donovan, a fifth-grader attending the free six-week summer program serving low
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

School formula reform faces uphill battle despite passing House and Senate

 The sounds of a rehearsing gospel choir, complete with organ accompaniment, bled through the walls of Union Baptist Church during a sparsely attended town hall meeting there July 13. The meeting
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Thursday, July 20, 2017 12:00 am

Protest aims to put pressure on Rauner

 On July 18 grassroots group Organizing for Action (OFA) staged a demonstration in front of the Illinois Policy Institute office on Second Street. The “Die-In” saw volunteers, community leade

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