Rufus Edward Jones, a 48-year-old inmate in Illinois has filed a massive, 113-page handwritten lawsuit against a whole bunch of local cities, counties, law enforcement agencies and a college, alleging that he was wrongfully arrested last year in a sexual harassment case. He is seeking nearly $2 bil ... More >>
You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>
In this week's music feature, RFT reported on Cicero's surprising decision to fire booking agent Mike Cracchiolo and publicist Kenny Snarzyk after less than nine months of employment. They were understandably disappointed, but not all of our conversation focused on the story's negatives. Cracchiolo ... More >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungWillie Nelson brought his Throwdown spectacular to Sparta, Illinois over the weekend, bringing Jamey Johnson and a whole slew of country fans with him. Todd Owyoung was there to enjoy a beautiful afternoon and evening of cowboy boots, good ol' twang and, of course, a few ... More >>
wikimedia commonsHope you're well rested: It's a hell of a weekend in the 'Lou. David Bazan is at Old Rock House and Twangfest goes for two more nights at the Duck Room. The Blind Eyes and Yowie are both playing big shows on Saturday, and two very different pot enthusiasts headline gigantic ... More >>
3:30 p.m. Saturday, June 11. World Shooting & Recreational Complex, One Main Event Lane, Suite 510, Sparta, Illinois.
This is Part One of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Jarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini Lounge. Part Two will be published tomorrow, Part Three on Friday. Robin WheelerJarvis Putnam of Bossanova Restaurant & Martini LoungeThink of food in Alton, Illinois, and som ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, August 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
Based on Spartan, it would seem the master of macho dialogue has lost his touch
Thursday, March 6; Mississippi Nights
War or sex? Choose one, say the women of the Lysistrata Project
Week of October 9, 2002
American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music
Week of April 10, 2002