Is Drafting Tyreek Hill a Mistake?
May17

Is Drafting Tyreek Hill a Mistake?

Tyreek Hill is a football player for the NFL, but that’s not all he is. The former running back for the Oklahoma State Cowboys pleaded guilty to punching and choking his girlfriend. As a condition of his plea agreement, Hill was ordered to attend a fifty-two week batterer intervention course and undergo supervision for two years. If he completes this agreement, the muscled football player won’t be a convicted felon. That case made...

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Rod Blagojevich Appeal Rejected
May13

Rod Blagojevich Appeal Rejected

It seems that corruption is rampant in the U.S. state of Illinois. Rod Blagojevich was the former governor of that state and was convicted for a litany of charges in 2008, the most serious of which was attempting to sell a Senate seat that was once occupied by then President-elect Barack Obama. Mr. Blagojevich is now serving a rather long prison sentence in Englewood Penitentiary in Colorado, and isn’t expected to be released until...

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What to do in Chicago
May11

What to do in Chicago

Looking for things to do while you are in Chicago. Here are few things that may give you inspiration during your stay.

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Welcome Lunch for Syrian Refugees In Ballwin
May11

Welcome Lunch for Syrian Refugees In Ballwin

The Missouri chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIRO-MO), along with other Muslim coalitions, hosted a Welcome Lunch last Saturday for over 100 Syrian refugees now living in the area. “These families have left everything and are now trying to rebuild their lives in St. Louis,” said Faizan Syed, executive director of CAIR-MO, before the event. “It’s our duty to do whatever we can to help them get back on their feet...

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Severe Storms Metro East, Southern Illinois
May11

Severe Storms Metro East, Southern Illinois

Brutal thunderstorms interrupted Mother’s Day Weekend this year, leaving 30,000 individuals without electricity. Trees and power lines alike fell to the 60+ MPH wind speeds, hail and lightning across southern Illinois and into south eastern Missouri. By Sunday night, almost all homes had power restored, however. Ameren restored power to over two-thirds of those who experienced outages by Saturday evening, prioritizing large...

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