Gene Weaver

Gene Weaver, 75, of New Athens, IL was called to his heavenly home by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday, October 3, 2019. Visitation: Friends may call at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 4:30 to 8 p.m. and at St. Paul Lutheran Church in New…

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Good Boys

Release Date: August 16 MPAA: R Director: Gene Stupnitsky Starring: Jacob Tremblay, Keith L. Williams, and Brady Noon Mister Marquee Says: Superbad Jr.  Number: 4/5 Max (Jacob Tremblay), Lucas (Keith L Williams), and Thor (Brady Noon) are set to go to a kissing party with the popular kids, but none of them know how to…

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Yesterday

Release Date:  MPAA: PG-13 Director: Danny Boyle Starring: Himesh Patel, Lilly James, and Ed Sheeran Mister Marquee Says: Get Back  Number: 3/5 Jack Malik (Himesh Patel) is a struggling singer/songwriter who gets hit by a bus and wakes up in a world where the Beetles never existed, so he passes off their catalog as his…

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Ready or Not

MPAA: R Release Date: August 21 Director: Matt Bettinelli-Olpin, Tyler Gillett Starring: Samara Weaving, Adam Brody, and Mark O’Brien Mister Marquee Says: LEGENDARY Number: 5/5 Grace (Samara Weaving) marries Alex (Mark O’Brien), the youngest son of an insanely wealthy family who made their fortune in board games. On the night of the wedding, Grace is…

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It Chapter 2

by Hans A. Carpenter hans@freeburgtribune.com Release Date: September 6 MPAA: R Director: Andy Muschietti Starring: Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, and Bill Hader Mister Marquee Says: Meh Number: 3/5 Twenty-seven years after the events of It, the evil Pennywise (Bill Skarsgård) is back feasting on kids in Derry, Maine. Mike calls back the other members of…

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Netflix: The Dirt

Release Date: 2019 Director: Jeff Tremaine Starring: Douglas Booth, Iwan Rheon, and Colson Baker Mister Marquee Says: Girls, Girls, Girls…no, really, there’s a lot of girls Number: 2/5  Aptly titled The Dirt, this Mötley Crüe biopic revels in the legendary debauchery of the 80’s glam band. Crüe are well known for cocaine, women, heroin, and…

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For Your Health: Simple steps to lower breast cancer risk

  By Dr. Graham A. Colditz Siteman Cancer Center For a disease as scary as breast cancer, one positive and very important message that deserves to be heard more often during Breast Cancer Awareness Month is that it’s a disease that can be prevented. Research shows that about half of all breast cancer cases could…

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Bill would allow Illinois collegiate athletes to be paid for endorsement deals

By JERRY NOWICKI Capitol News Illinois Jnowicki@capitolnewsillinois.com   SPRINGFIELD — An Illinois lawmaker is sponsoring a bill to allow college student athletes to sign endorsement deals, hire agents and benefit financially from the use of their likeness after California became the first state in the nation to pass such a law earlier this week.  …

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Pritzker calls on Sandoval to step down from Transportation chairmanship

By PETER HANCOCK Capitol News Illinois phancock@capitolnewsillinois.com   SPRINGFIELD – Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Wednesday called on Sen. Martin Sandoval (D-Chicago) to step down as chairman of the powerful Senate Transportation Committee in the wake of an FBI investigation into possible corruption and bribery involving public contracts.   “While Senator Sandoval is under investigation,…

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Karen Drennan

Karen Elizabeth Drennan, nee Bertelsman, 76, of Waterloo, IL, born May 7, 1943, in Los Angeles, CA, died Monday, September 30, 2019, at Parc Provence, Creve Coeur, MO. Funeral:  Private graveside services will be held at St. Augustine’s Cemetery, Hecker, IL.

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