Bloomington officials step into firefighters shoes According to the National Fire Protection Association, around half of home fire deaths happen in overnight fires when most people are sleeping. Smoke alarms should be in every bedroom, on every level of your house and outside any sleeping area. Working ... 10/3/2015 - 4:42 pm | View Link
Former congressman and Secretary of Transportaion Ray LaHood visits his Alma Mater It features his perspective on some of the seminal moments from his time in Washington, the impeachment of Bill Clinton, 9/11 and the war in Iraq. LaHood also shared his feelings about his son, Darin LaHood, taking over his old seat in congress. "I'm very ... 10/3/2015 - 4:42 pm | View Link
Locals participate in statewide Solar Tour EAST PEORIA, Ill.-- Across the state Saturday, over 80 homes that use renewable energy systems opened their doors to the public. It was all a part of the Illinois Solar Tour, a free self-guided open house that shows how homes and businesses across our ... 10/3/2015 - 2:39 pm | View Link
Poultry club hosts fall show BLOOMINGTON, Ill. -- A variety of feathered friends were on display Saturday at the 18th annual Central Illinois poultry club fall show. The show was held at the Interstate Center in Bloomington. Around 130 exhibitors came from surrounding states ... 10/3/2015 - 11:48 am | View Link
American Red Cross Serving Central and Southern Illinois sends vehicles to help prepare for Hurricane Joaquin CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- The American Red Cross Serving Central and Southern Illinois is deploying five Emergency Response Vehicles to North Carolina to help prepare for Hurricane Joaquin. Heavy rains and flooding are expected from South Carolina to Maine. 10/3/2015 - 11:48 am | View Link
Banned Books Week | Celebrating the Freedom to Read: Sept ... Banned Books Week 2015 is coming up September 27 – October 3. As a sponsor of the annual week celebrating the freedom to read, CBLDF is proud to offer free print ... 10/1/2015 - 3:11 pm | View Website
Week A week is a time unit equal to seven days. It is the standard time period used for cycles of work days and rest days in most parts of the world, mostly alongside (but ... 10/1/2015 - 11:01 am | View Website
WEEK News 25 Locals react to Planned Parenthood debate 51 minutes ago. CENTRAL ILLINOIS -- A majority of people in Central Illinois that Cinewsnow.com spoke with agreed: Planned ... 10/1/2015 - 6:50 am | View Website
Shark Week | Discovery Information on a variety of sharks, from the Great Whites to Hammerheads. Includes interactive games and shark quiz along with expert shark attack answers. 10/1/2015 - 2:32 am | View Website
Fanfiction is fiction that works with the characters, plots and worlds of a published literary work but is written by a fan. Fanfiction writers can carry on the work of classics, such as Seth Grahame-Smith’s “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” or rework popular contemporary works like J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series.
According to the gossip sites, Tom Cruise is expected in New Orleans this month to begin filming “Jack Reacher 2.” Although Mr. Cruise’s first Reacher movie (filmed in Pittsburgh in 2011) was not a blockbuster, it did well enough to earn a sequel. Meanwhile the character’s creator, Lee Child, recently released “Make Me,” the 20th novel in the series that is everything Reacher’s legion of fans want and more.
Mary McGrory was buried in tiny Antrim, N. H., where she summered most of her adult life, as if she had never held stage and sway over a half century as one of Washington’s most respected and brilliant columnists.
Critiquing the work of Eisner Award-winning comics creator Ed Piskor is no new task for this reviewer. Twenty-plus years ago, the Munhall native dutifully offered up pages and pages worth of his earliest artwork for me, his comic-book art instructor, to appraise. Today, the former student is teaching a master class on an entire American subculture via his current work.