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Breaking News
Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 12:00 am
 “It was probably some kid who saw what a beautiful day it was gonna be and wanted to be outside,” smiled Jenny Loftus, standing toward the end of a line stretching about a quarter of the way
Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am

From show tunes to country to punk, seasonal concerts offer something for all tastes

 Does anything go together better than crisp fall weather and live music? The days of sticky, sweaty outdoor festivals are in the past, replaced by cardigans, multicolored leaves and bands hittin
News
Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017 12:00 am
 For a few weeks earlier this summer, Chicago-based artist James Pepper Kelly became a temporary fixture at area coffee houses and bars, picking local denizens’ brains about their hopes, dreams
Feature
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
Feature
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
News
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
News
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:
News
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
News
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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