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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 When I was a tyke, Momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That advice is so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called C...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present.Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with his legislative audi...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 The newest show for children at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, Dr. Dolittle, Jr., is a musical adaptation of the popular book authored by Hugh Lofting and the film of the same name from Twent...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 On Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m., join the Sangamon County Historical Society and Oak Ridge Cemetery executive director Michael Lelys for a program focusing one of the nation’s leading histori...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Local talent Ben Bedford, a singer, songwriter and storyteller lauded nationally for writing beautiful songs about historical events, will perform a special Valentine’s Day concert on Saturday...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
From Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel:Tita’s blood (which got into the sauce when she pricked herself on the roses) and Pedro’s roses proved quite an explosive combination. …when Pedr...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Sometimes bad movies happen to good actors. Such is the case with Sergey Bodrov’s Seventh Son, an adaptation of the first book in Joseph Delaney’s The Last Apprentice series – and likely t...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Looks like we’re blessed with a veritable cornucopia of holidays this week, starting with Abe’s birthday today. Next comes Friday the 13th, Valentine’s Day and Presidents Day, heading stra...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
This may be the first (and possibly the last) time an official record-spinning, mix-making, beat-inducing DJ makes our band spotlight. But DJ Hish does something different than most mixers out there:...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Illinois State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk a...

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