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Anthony Bourdain biography is a profile of a man spiraling

MARK KENNEDY AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Biographers try as best they can to walk in the shoes of their subjects. Charles Leerhsen took it a step further: He slept in the same French hotel room where Anthony Bourdain killed himself, earning a unique perspective — and pushback. “There’s been some people who’ve…

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Harvey Earl and Addie Lenae

Harvey Earl and Addie Lenae were born on July 28, 2022 at 9:05 a.m. (Harvey) and 9:07 a.m. (Addie) at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. Harvey weighed 5lbs 8oz and was 18.5 inches long while Addied weighed 5lbs 2 oz and was 18.5 inches long. They are the twin children of Bill and Brooke…

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Behind Closed Doors: What’s in store for the 100 E. Market building?

Kim Paisley-Jones Breeze-Courier Writer “It has been said that, at it’s best, preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future.” — William Murtagh, the rst keeper of the National Register of Historic Places TAYLORVILLE — The building located at 100 E. Market Street in Taylorville has…

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Alfred Walker Poggenpohl

Alfred Walker Poggenpohl was born on Thursday, Augsut 4, 2022 at 4:30 p.m. in St. John’s Hospital. Alfred weighed 7 lbs 4 oz. and was 20 inches long. Alfred is the son of Wes and Melanie Poggenpohl of Morrisonville. His grandparents are Jenny and Eric Walker of Springfield, Loretta Poggenpohl of Morrisonville, and Bruce Poggenpohl…

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Area students named to Dean’s List for spring semester at UW-Eau Claire 

 EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire extends congratulations to the 2,461 students named to the spring 2022 Dean’s List. Their academic performance has been outstanding, and we recognize these students with pride.

The Dean’s list eligibility criteria can be found…

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Fireplace trends help create attractive, comfortable rooms

TAYLORVILLE — Fireplaces are useful features in a home. Fireplaces are sources of ambient heat and also add style to indoor spaces. Fireplaces can complement just about any interior style. Fireplaces can be traditional and burn wood or connect to a home’s natural gas supply for on-demand ambiance. What’s more, fireplaces may come in vented…

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Chicago Park District legal bills top $300,000 in abuse case

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Park District has paid at least $330,000 to outside law firms investigating the department’s response to allegations of sexual harassment or abuse involving lifeguards at pools and beaches. Legal bills connected to the issue include $259,000 to a law firm charged with investigating the park district’s response to the allegations,…

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Girl power: Go-Go’s, Turner, King highlight Rock Hall class

TOM WITHERS Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — The Go-Go’s didn’t have any musical masterplan. Punks at the start, they became rock and roll pioneers. Defying odds and smashing norms in a male-dominated field, the female quintet which had a string of hits propelled by MTV play in the 1980s, will be inducted Saturday into the…

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New Arrival

Phil and Angie (Tarrant) Miller of Springfield announce the birth of their son, Caden Phillip Miller, born at 6:55 pm on September 19, 2021 at Memorial Hospital in Springfield. He weighed 5 lbs, 14.5 ozs and measured 18 1/4 ins long. He is welcomed home by his sister Riley 5 years old. Paternal grandparents are John and Debbie Miller of Harvel. Maternal grandparents are Marlene and Ricky…

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Virginia Supreme Court rules state can remove statue of Robert E. Lee

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Virginia ruled Thursday that the state can take down an enormous statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee that became a symbol of racial injustice as it towered over Monument Avenue in the state’s capital for more than a century. The high court’s ruling came in two…

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