Auditions for the musical Matilda wrapped up Wednesday at Lincoln Trail College's Zwermann Arts Center. Like the 1996 film and 1988 Roald Dahl novel of the same name, the play is about a five-year old girl who develops telekinetic powers and uses them to overcome obstacles set by her parents and others. Opening night for the play will be Friday, March 20, at the theater. (Blake Nash photo)
Two nearby Indiana employers are laying off employees and shutting down operations. Hoosier Energy will retire its coal-fired Merom Generating Station in Sullivan County in 2023 as part of a new long-range resource plan. Meanwhile, Sunrise Coal LLC in Carlisle has stopped production.
An award-winning restaurant and destination site is changing ownership after 10 years in business. The Wabash Coffee House in Hutsonville changed owners last month as former owners Charles "Chuck" and Jackie Eckert turned over the keys to Ashley and Neal Newlin.
Only a select few basketball programs in the state of Illinois can boast they are among the leaders in all-time wins, but Robinson High School can consider themselves among that class. The Maroons posted their 1,500th win in program history Friday night, thanks to a 51-28 conquest of Flora in Little Illini Conference action.
The Illinois Department of Revenue will begin accepting 2019 individual income tax returns Monday, the same date the Internal Revenue Service begins accepting individual income tax returns.
A taxpayer who electronically files an error-free return should get a direct-deposit refund within four weeks. Last year, IDOR saw a 2.5% increase in the number of electronic filers; of the 6,179,810 individual tax returns, 88.3% were filed electronically and 63% received refunds.
I have a better than average memory - at least as far as I recall. I also have a habit of keeping things from my past, partly because we moved around a good deal when I was little and I learned that show and tell wasn't just for kindergarten. "That's right, this rock came from the Alamo..." and such things always added a distraction to the desire to be looked at less critically.