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Folk Magic in Illinois

The following is an excerpt from my new book Witchcraft in Illinois: A Cultural History. In this chapter I discuss folk magic, or popular charms and conjurations similar to witchcraft, intended to bring good fortune to oneself and suffering to an enemy. 634 more words

Illinois

'Ugly Christmas Suit Guy' gets a partner

#UglyChrsitmasSuit 2017

I’m cheating a little with this post and modifying the press release I wrote earlier today for the #UglyChristmasSuit fundraiser for 2017. I’m honored that my buddy Tom Harness has asked me to help with this year’s event. 231 more words

Kevin Hunsperger

2017-2018 Missouri Valley Conference Preview

Welcome to a new era of Missouri Valley Conference basketball. The league’s power in Wichita State decided after last season that it was time to move on to bigger things. 1,538 more words

MVC

Riding the Circuit: Wabash County, Illinois

As a Mount Vernon, Illinois attorney, I travel throughout the state practicing law and meeting with clients about topics ranging from bankruptcy to estate law, from divorce to litigation. 695 more words

History

Dark Chocolate Carrot Cupcakes 

Since this is National Chocolate Cupcake Day, I am sharing my own recipe for dark chocolate carrot cupcakes. The spices tend to add some warmth and a unique flavor and depth to them. 209 more words

Riding the Circuit: Benton, IL Part 2; of Beatles, Charlie Birger and Bankruptcy

As a Mount Vernon, Illinois attorney, I travel throughout the state practicing law and meeting with clients on topics ranging from bankruptcy to estate law, from divorce to litigation. 891 more words

Bankruptcy

Poet laureate, former gang member speaks on campus about importance of youth guidance

Los Angeles Poet Laureate Luis Rodriguez talked about the importance of forming creative spaces for children in a speech delivered on campus Tuesday night for Hispanic and Latino Heritage month. 458 more words

Journalism