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  • Joseph Barillari, film teacher and reviewer, dies at 74

    Retired College of DuPage administrator Joseph Barillari loved movies and shared his knowledge of film in reviews broadcast on the Glen Ellyn school's radio station, WDCB-FM 90.9. He initially reviewed movies on the public radio station with fellow...
  • In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view

    In 'White Beech,' Germaine Greer finds a forest with a view
    In her 1999 book "The Whole Woman," a follow-up to "The Female Eunuch," Germaine Greer declared, "It's time to get angry again." She was addressing feminism, about which she has long been rigorous and even unorthodox, but the phrase is emblematic of her...
  • 'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival

    'Back On Track': A Town Struggles For Revival
    Many people in North Canaan say the town is flagging badly and needs a lift. Some say sure, it has its share of problems but no more of a crisis than towns across America that struggle to revive Main Street commerce. Mary Monnier puts up "North Canaan -...
  • Faith and Values: It's Our Watch in the World

    In case you haven't noticed, it's our watch. Prior generations have done their jobs and future generations have yet to take up their tasks, so it is our watch over our homes and cities and nations; it is our watch in the world. That's not symbolic...
  • Stephen Mihm: Rewind two centuries for worst Congress

    By some accounts, this Congress may be the least productive ever, passing the fewest laws on record. President Barack Obama is threatening to circumvent congressional gridlock by making policy via executive orders, taunting Republicans to "sue me" if they...
  • Paul Greenberg: A word for the Kurds

    ... It's an old saying: Be careful what you wish for; you just might get it. In spades. The latest illustration of that adage is provided by our own vice president, for Joe Biden is finally getting his wish. He made it back in 2006, another time when...
  • LeBron's return to Cleveland is the best move in the history of sports

    LeBron's return to Cleveland is the best move in the history of sports
    LeBron James made one of the most unbelievable, inconceivable moves in the history of sports on Friday and showed the entire free world that, yes, there is something more important than winning championships. His return to Cleveland cements LeBron's...
  • Osceola Clerk Armando Ramirez faces whistle-blower lawsuit

     Osceola Clerk Armando Ramirez faces whistle-blower  lawsuit
    The former staff lawyer for Osceola County Clerk of Court Armando Ramirez filed a lawsuit this week accusing the clerk of routinely destroying public records, misusing public funds, falsifying payroll and improperly hiring relatives. Attorney Adam...
  • A look inside Allentown Masonic Temple, an architectural gem in the news

    Taking the elevator at the Allentown Masonic Temple is a bit like stepping into a time machine. Step in and you'll share the space with temple employee, Dale Shenberger, who closes the gates on the door and depresses the switch on the floor with his...
  • The Supreme Court and the flow of history

    The Supreme Court doesn't only make history. Sometimes it's swept along by historical waves, and sometimes it's caught up trying to resist them. During the last few months, the justices recognized the centrality in our private lives of the smartphone by...
  • For specialists in Middle East affairs, no consensus on what the future holds

    WASHINGTON In a sign of the complexity of the crisis in Iraq, where Islamic radicals have declared a modern caliphate that stretches across century-old borders and politicians appear deadlocked on who should lead a new government in Baghdad, scholars who'...