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Gordon: IGNITE a true local showcase

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ignitemosaicAs I stood watching all those local theatre people in one place, doing the singing and choreography for a song they’d starting learning barely an hour early,...

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Movie review: Don't monkey with 'Dawn of the Planet of The Apes'

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(2 stars out of 10)

(130 minutes. Rated PG-13 for intense action sequences, and strong language.)

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FrizziToons: American influence

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FRIZZI TOONS - MEMPHIS PRINCE

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Miller: Beware investment scammers

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alertMy name is Bob, and I am an investaholic. (“Hi, Bob”).

OK, now that formalities are out of the way, I’d like to share something I hope you will find helpful. If there is one subject besides sex and dieting that billions of dollars are regularly spent upon by information providers, it’s money.

Think about it: 24 hours a day TV business channels,...

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Writer pushes to save for funding for children, seniors

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envelopeDear Editor,

Illinois must PRESERVE funding for critical human services in the FY 2015 State budget. Without a revenue solution, services to vulnerable children, families, and seniors are facing an inconceivable 25 percent cut. These proposed cuts come on the heels of multiple years of eroding funding and increased needs.  

Here are...

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Letter: Bustos discusses VA issue

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envelopeDear Editor: Our nation’s veterans deserve nothing but the very best.  That’s why I’m deeply troubled by the reported misconduct at Veterans Administration health centers across the country.  No hero who bravely fought for our nation should lose their life at the hands of those who...

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Rated PG: Don't let child welfare tip too far

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child-abuse-onlineWhen I hear somebody use the term “tipping point,” I usually think of it as bad news. More often than not, the person is saying something has reached the point of no return.

During my research into child abuse and neglect for the four-part series The Peorian published last week called “Who Is Protecting the Kids?” I heard the...

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