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  • Quinn speeds up social service budget cuts

     
    Posted by Ray Long at 6:10 p.m. SPRINGFIELD --- Gov. Pat Quinn’s administration today told the social service community it is accelerating the timetable for some of the severe budget cuts he's proposed to March 15. Already fighting to prevent......
  • The Oscar box office mystery: What brought adult moviegoers back to the theaters?

     
    For years, everybody has had a field day taking potshots at the Academy Awards, saying that the Oscar-nominated movies had no mojo with American filmgoers. Conservative critics said liberal Hollywood was woefully out of touch with rank-and-file movie...
  • Gucci and rock stars: Frida Giannini cultivates music connections

     
    “I’m a person who can’t live without music,” said Frida Giannini, creative director of Gucci, tucked into a cushy chair inside a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills. And judging by the brand’s enduring presence...
  • Billabong XXL global big-wave contest producing wild rides and must-see footage

     
    The 2011 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Awards entry window closes on March 19 and monster rides are still coming in for what is shaping up to be some tough competition. The 11th-annual contest, sometimes referred to as the Oscars......
  • No end in sight for University of Puerto Rico’s strike

     
    A student assembly at the Universityof Puerto Rico on Tuesday failed to put an end to the three-month strike that has been marked by violent confrontations between students and police. Instead, the students called for a 24-hour, student-led shutdown of...
  • Dragon Boat Festival slated for May 14 in Florida Keys

     
    “Dragons” are set to invade Marathon’s Sombrero Beach during the annual Battle in the Bay Dragon Boat Festival¬†on Saturday, May 14. A unique direct-from-the-beach launch enables spectators to get close-up views of the sleek, 40-foot-long...
  • RA turns this many (holds up three fingers)

     
    Algerina Perna's photograph shows Andy Gaynor of RA Sushi with Zereda Farhat, a student from Garrett Heights Elementary School. RA staff visited the school last week to expose students to the finer points of sushi history, Japanese etiquette and sushi-...
  • Lake Highland Prep takes home top awards at science expo

     
    Lake Highland Preparatory School students took home the top awards at the Dr. Nelson Ying Orange County Science Exposition. All six students who received the senior division Ying Scholar Grand Prize were from Lake Highland Prep. Each of them will received...
  • Schaumburg becoming more diverse

     
    The growing diversity in Schaumburg reflects businesses that have settled in the village and the countywide migration of minorities to the suburbs, and brings challenges …...
  • Census: Hispanics now largest non-White population in Will County

     
    When Omar and Maria Castillo moved to Bolingbrook in 2005, they knew they found a good place to raise their two young children and make …...
  • George Clooney, aka Mr. Sudan, says his life wasn't led 'in the right way for politics'

     
    George Clooney, who is sublimating his celebrity status to help Sudan, says he's no saint when it comes to running for office. George Clooney says he had slept with too many women and did too many drugs, but he still knows he can use his star power to...