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For Your Health – Shedding Light on Family History and Cancer Risk

For Your Health – Shedding Light on Family History and Cancer Risk Graham Colditz, MD, DrPH Siteman Cancer Center If you ask some of your friends to name three things that increase the risk of cancer, it’d be likely that some version of “family history” would make most of their lists. They’d be right, of…

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A newly released report from an agency watchdog echoes reporting published earlier this year that revealed widespread collusion to cover up misconduct at the Illinois facility

Watchdog report echoes reporting published earlier this year that revealed a culture of cover-ups By BETH HUNDSDORFER Capitol News Illinois & MOLLY PARKER Lee Enterprises Midwest This article was produced for ProPublica’s Local Reporting Network in partnership with Lee Enterprises, along with Capitol News Illinois. Several employees at Choate Mental Health and Developmental Center attempted…

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Madigan, McClain enter not guilty pleas

23-count indictment alleges bribery schemes involving ComEd, AT&T By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his longtime political ally Michael McClain entered not guilty pleas to bribery and corruption charges involving utility giant Commonwealth Edison and telecommunications company AT&T Illinois. Both were charged previously in the…

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With three session days left, SAFE-T Act changes could be forthcoming, ‘technical’ in nature

  Dems claim electoral mandate for broad criminal justice reform, GOP claims they’re ‘frozen out’ By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com SPRINGFIELD – Changes may yet come to the SAFE-T Act criminal justice reform before its Jan. 1 effective date, but some of its major proponents in the General Assembly said the results of…

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Farm to Food Bank program looking for right mixture

By TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek If a convenient process existed that offered a minimal amount of money to farmers for surplus specialty crops, Cook County farmer Ruth Zeldenrust would be on board. “From a farmer’s standpoint, I can tell you that so much is just being left out in the field because I won’t sell it,”…

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Med students get up-close look at potential farm hazards

BY TAMMIE SLOUP FarmWeek When her father became ill several years ago, the interactions with his doctors stood out to Rock Falls native Heather Moser. “Going through that interaction with him, and really kind of getting an eye-opening look at several different perspectives from emergency room visits to neurology visits and all the things that…

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Bodies Bodies Bodies

Release Date: August 5 Director: Helina Reijn Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Maria Bakalova, and Pete Davidson Mister Marquee Says: killer Number: 4.5/5 When Sophie (Amandla Stenberg) and her new girlfriend Bee (Maria Bakalova) go to a hurricane party full of Sophie’s rich friends at David’s (Pete Davidson) house, things get out of hand. A game of…

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Nope

Release Date: July 22 Director: Jordan Peel Starring: Daniel Kaluuya, Keke Palmer, and Steven Yeun Mister Marquee Says: Yep Number: 4/5 The Haywood siblings are struggling to keep their father’s Hollywood-trained movie-horse range afloat after he is killed by falling debris. The siblings soon notice strange, UFO-like happenings at the ranch and set out to…

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Stranger Things Season 4 – Part 2

Streaming on Netflix Number: 4/5 Mister Marquee Says: fun but uneven As I feared, the last two episodes of the fourth season of Stranger Things didn’t have much reason to be separated other than giving Netflix an excuse to break up the release and get another month out of subscribers only there for Stranger Things.…

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Elvis

Release Date: June 24 Director: Baz Luhrmann Starring: Austin Butler, Tom Hanks, and Olivia DeJong Mister Marquee Says: High Note Number: 4/5 Do you really need me to tell you who Elvis Presley is? Baz Luhmann’s fever-dream biopic follows the King of Rock N’ Roll through his early days in Memphis through to the bitter…

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