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Aledo Times Record - Aledo, IL
Updated at 10:39 AM

Funeral homes are weird, and death makes you see things in weird new ways.The director at the home for my mom’s funeral a few weeks ago asked us to select prayer cards, but most of them were more religious than she was. She was more attuned to another guy born on Dec. 25, Jimmy Buffett, so we sat in the funeral home looking up Buffett lyrics and sobbing like goofy fools.

Updated at 10:32 AM

Back in July, somewhere north of Denver, I lost my autonomous-car virginity and then enthusiastically reported on the experience here.

Updated at 9:55 AM

In honor of Yo-Yo Ma's upcoming performance with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra to celebrate our 100th year, Volunteers for Symphony has launched "100 Years, 100 Cellos”, a project that will create and display beautiful art around the Quad...

Updated at 9:53 AM

Dick Clark is so much a part of celebrating New Year’s Eve that two years after his death, his name is still in the title of the show he had hosted for 16 years.

Updated at 9:46 AM

Public mercy seems to be in short supply even though actor Mark Wahlberg, 43, meets the requirements of a Massachusetts’ governor’s pardon: no risk of reoffending, and having made extraordinary contributions to society.

Updated at 9:41 AM

Dave Granlund cartoon about the Russian economy.

Updated at 8:55 AM

Augustana College’s 2013 winter play, A Green River, written by Aaron Randolph III and directed by Augustana alumnus Phil McKinley, has been chosen for this year’s Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) Region III...

Posted at 7:00 AM

Look, we've nearly all been there: you're stressed out and all you want is to stuff your face with cookies and chips and any other edible guilty pleasure. It's called stress-eating and I have a drawer dedicated to it.

Posted at 3:41 AM

Hooked on getting your weekly fix of “Mad Men” or “New Girl”? Or are you more of an “Orange Is the New Black” binge-watcher? There are dozens of apps out there for couch potatoes who love the small screen, from mobile program guides to an app that...

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