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  • A Building With An Artist's Attitude

    A Building With An Artist's Attitude
    Folks in the visual and performing arts are not, as a rule, staid. Most artists push the edges and question the status quo. You could say the same for the new Visual & Performing Arts Center on the campus of Western Connecticut State University, a...
  • Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor

    Jane Byrne dies at 81; Chicago's first female mayor
    Jane Byrne, whose blizzard-stoked victory in Chicago's 1979 mayoral election made her the city's first female mayor and who broke the grip of former Mayor Richard J. Daley's Democratic patronage machine, has died. She was 81. Byrne died Friday at a...
  • Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle

    Fracking rules for Illinois published after long battle
    The Illinois Department of Natural Resources published on its website Friday rules that regulate fracking, ending one chapter of a bitter and hard-fought multiyear battle by environmentalists who lobbied to block the rules from going into effect. Energy...
  • Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida

    Medical marijuana not snuffed out yet in Florida
    The day after Amendment 2 failed, supporters of medical marijuana began preparing for rounds two and three: Business groups and sympathetic lawmakers plan to push new laws next spring, and John Morgan vows another statewide referendum effort in 2016....
  • Post-election arrogance?

    Post-election arrogance?
    Oh, the arrogance of power. The top Maryland lobbyist for telecom giant Comcast couldn't even wait for the dust to settle after Election Day to start bashing Maryland lawmakers. At a Chamber of Commerce luncheon talk right after Larry Hogan's victory,...
  • Norma Hall BowmanMarch 18, 1921 - October 30, 2014

    Norma Hall Bowman<br/>March 18, 1921 - October 30, 2014
    Norma Hall Bowman, 93, of La Crescenta, CA, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2014, in Glendale, CA. Norma Smith Hall was born in Mound City, Missouri, on March 18, 1921 to parents Clarence Thomas Hall and Helen Smith Hall.  Her two older brothers,...
  • Readers sound off on arts, politicians, lobbyists ... and me

    Readers sound off on arts, politicians, lobbyists ... and me
    Scott, I've always opposed things like arenas that subsidize rich owners on the backs of taxpayers who can least afford admission there. However, your column on our new arts center ["Orlando Arts Center Benefits us all"] persuaded me that this venue...
  • Darby Tillis, freed from Illinois' death row in 1987, dies at 71

    Darby Tillis, freed from Illinois' death row in 1987, dies at 71
    Darby Tillis was one of the first Illinois death row inmates to be exonerated and became a vocal opponent of the death penalty, traveling the city in his "peace limo" emblazoned with the slogan, "Thou shall not kill." Mr. Tillis, 71, died of...
  • Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance

    Hartford Stage Plans Autism-Friendly 'Christmas Carol' Performance
    Hartford Stage will be entertaining a special audience for those on the autism spectrum for one performance of "A Christmas Carol — A Ghost Story of Christmas." The theater will host its first a "sensory-friendly" performance of its annual holiday...
  • Panel says state can't intervene in concealed-weapon appeal

    A federal appeals court decided Wednesday that California has no legal right to challenge a ruling that prevents counties from imposing strict requirements on carrying concealed weapons in public. The decision was another victory for gun rights...
  • New dinner theater set to debut in the Dells

    New dinner theater set to debut in the Dells
    As a serial theatrical and banquet entrepreneur of the old school, Anthony Tomaska has had his hits — such as the hugely profitable Chicago production of "Tony n' Tina's Wedding," which ran for more than a decade at Piper's Alley. And he's had his...