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  • Escape plan: Six Flags America

    Escape plan: Six Flags America
    It's out with the old and in with the new at Six Flags America this summer. The waterpark Hurricane Harbor beckons thrill seekers with the opening of a faster, better and wetter attraction — ZoomAzon Falls, the park's first body slides for tweens,...
  • Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair

    Quinn goes after gambling bill at state fair
    SPRINGFIELD--Gov. Pat Quinn opened a day of Democratic politicking at the Illinois State Fair today by criticizing legislation that allows slot machines at the fairground racetrack. Quinn also expressed deep reservations  about putting slot machines at...
  • Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes

    Quinn pardons 50 for past crimes
    Rosa Young-Bey Williams said she had been praying for what happened Friday, the day Gov. Pat Quinn made her one of 50 people getting pardons for past crimes. The 64-year-old Williams now lives in Vista, Calif., but she said her teaching career was cut...
  • Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity

    Semi-retired pastor finds solace in familiarity
    The Reverend Lee Iseley and his wife Jerrianne have called a lot of places home throughout the South and the Midwest. So as they get as close as they likely ever will to retirement, it was only fitting the senior living community they chose is called...
  • Friday, Dec. 31, 6:51 p.m.: I Love A Parade

    We spent the late morning & early afternoon taking in the Fiesta bowl parade. Had a great time, well done parade with high school bands from Alabama, PA, Texas, Kansas & California, just to name a few. My favorite part was the UCMB (surprise), but the...
  • Report: Teen basketball impostor tells GQ 'I know who I am'

    Report: Teen basketball impostor tells GQ 'I know who I am'
    Guerdwich Montimere, a former Dillard basketball player who is facing felony charges for portraying himself as 16-year-old Jerry Joseph in Texas, gave his first interview in 13 months to GQ magazine. In the July 2011 issue, Michael J. Mooney writes:...
  • TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest

    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, Black Keys to headline 2011 Virgin Mobile Freefest
    TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today. The announcement follows months of...
  • Family Conference Call Book Club

    Family Conference Call Book Club
    About once a month, members of the Michalski family discuss by phone our monthly book. Three generations of the family take part. Members call in from California to Texas to Chicago. Biggest obstacle: Coordinating time zones to make sure that the...
  • Book Group of the North Shore

    Book Group of the North Shore
    Our book club began in 2001 with five original members. We have grown to 14. Most of us have been educators at some point in our lives, teaching everything from preschool to college. Laura Caldwell, author of "Long Way Home: A Young Man Lost in the...
  • Romance review round-up

    Romance review round-up
    "Call Me Irresistible" by Susan Elizabeth Phillips Avon, $13.99 After Meg Koranda convinces her best friend Lucy Jorik to dump her fiancé Ted Beaudine, everyone in Wynette, Texas, is upset with Meg for breaking up the town's golden couple. Now all Meg...
  • Cisneros talks writing and Mexiphobia

    Cisneros talks writing and Mexiphobia
    Sandra Cisneros has a lot of questions Or, at least, that is what she said on Monday when she gave a lecture at UIC titled "Writing in the Time of Mexiphobia, or Packing Your Papers" in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. After carrying what...