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Police dig into basement of Joliet house searching for missing person

 JOLIET, Ill. (KWQC)  – Illinois State Police are conducting a dig in the basement of a home in Joliet in connection with a missing person case from nearly 27 years ago. 96 more words


Thursday Doors: Helio Oiticica

For Norm’s Thursday Doors feature this week, I am contributing something somewhat different. On Tuesday, my husband and I visited the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially interested in a special exhibit by Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937-1980). 416 more words


The Missouri Mormon war of 1838

On October 29 1838, a militia of 250 men under Colonel Thomas Jennings rode into Caldwell County, Missouri, from the east. Their destination was the Mormon settlement at Haun’s Mill, where the riders knew at least 40 families were encamped. 826 more words


One "Fighting" team had to end their spring practice early due to... fighting

The Fighting Illini were more than living up to that nickname as practice had to be ended early on Wednesday. Coach Lovie Smith waved his players off the field about an hour before practice was supposed to finish and a lot of it had to with the attitude and actions of some of his players. 199 more words

College Football

Gruen: It's Top-To-Bottom Mediocrity In The Big Ten

By Seth Gruen–

(CBS) The other day, the Big Ten Network’s Jon Crispin had this to say about the eponymous conference: “Rutgers, along with everyone else in this conference, is as difficult as it gets.” 485 more words


The Video Store Chain That's Still Thriving — And They're Based In Illinois!

Once upon a time, there were actual stores that rented videos. They were stocked with hundreds of videotapes and (later) DVD’s.

You were able to pick up and read the descriptions written on the box.  120 more words


Chicago, Illinois: Synagogue Vandalized With Swastikas

Note: this may fall under the “Hey Rabbi, whatcha doin’?” catagory, but it will remain up unless proven a hoax.

A hate crime investigation is underway after the front window of the Chicago Loop Synagogue was smashed by a vandal who affixed swastikas to its front entrance early Saturday. 205 more words

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