| Feb 21, 2013
| 9:11 AM
WASHINGTON -- Jesse Jackson Jr. arrived in court wearing a leather bracelet, not the gold-plated Rolex watch he bought with $43,350 in federal campaign cash.
The former congressman's head was bare, unadorned by the Michael Jackson fedora, purchased with...
| Feb 24, 2013
Even by the jaded standards of Illinois politics, former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.'s spending spree with his campaign cash sounds breathtakingly shameless, partly because it sounds so senseless.
Back in the early 1980s, his father, the Rev. Jesse L....
| Feb 16, 2013
| 7:34 PM
Jesse Jackson Jr.'s final act as a public official was to send a Thanksgiving eve resignation letter to the speaker of the House in which he declared that "for 17 years I have given 100 percent of my time, energy and life to public service."
| Feb 6, 2013
Jon Lovitz's standup career only began in earnest nine years ago, long after his popular stint on "Saturday Night Live," when he says the movie roles "started drying up" and his talent managers slapped down a cold, crushing reality check.
"I told 'em,...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:33 AM
Bruce Lee Sirmons, of East Jordan, died unexpectedly on Friday, March 29, 2013.
Bruce was born Dec. 12, 1980, in El Reno, Okla., to Lynn and Lorraine Sirmons. Bruce grew up in Boyne City, where he attended Boyne City High School, later on moving to...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 7:09 PM
Quinn Hoover left behind so many memories in such a short time.
He liked to brag about his body and his gardening skills, but he made a lot of bad bets and wasn’t the best storyteller, according to several of his classmates at Washington County...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 1:40 AM
While waiting for my friend to show up at the Hillcrest Landmark, I felt a migraine coming on. I asked him to bring me some pills for it. I was able to keep the pain in check, but it was a mistake to see this movie, which has more gunfire than I think I&...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 6:42 AM
LIBERTY — Beatrice Irene Lee, 84, died Tuesday.
Born Sept. 26, 1927, in Casey County, she was the daughter of the late Stanley and Alta Ray Warren Lee, and the widow of Walter Lee.
She was preceded in death by a son, Larry Lee.
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:33 PM
ELDERSBURG — A 21-year-old Westminster man was arrested on Jan. 4 after the county Sheriff's Office said he was driving a vehicle that struck at least five parked vehicles, three mailboxes and a stop sign in the Harvest Farms and Carroll Highlands...
| Oct 18, 2012
Not that we needed it, and pardon the trace elements of contempt regarding the familiarity of this particular narrative hook, but: Yet another serial killer movie hits theaters this week.
In "Alex Cross," Tyler Perry, way, way out of his signature drag...
| May 4, 2012
| 11:22 PM
ARCADIA — It's safe to say Burbank High's Julia Newton lost sleep thinking about taking part in the Pacific League track and field finals.
"Normal people would be nervous an hour before this meet," the sprinter said. "But for me, I was nervous...