7.23.13 16-year-old arson suspect released to grandfather..on monitor. Next court date for him and half-brother is July 30...both now STILL live in Prophetstown, the place where the fire raged...hmmm....wonder how residents really feel about that?
7.23.13 KWQC News @kwqcnews Body Identified As Prophetstown State Park Drowning Victim: The Whiteside County Sheriff's Office has finally ... http://bit.ly/13ZASaS
Moline Dispatch @Dispatch_Argus Teen charged in Prophetstown arson released from custody http://ow.ly/nfcHR
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By Tim O'Brien...Comic caper at Timber Lake Playhouse hits the right spot NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT RIGHT HERE...emmys.com 'House of Cards' on Netflix scores key Emmy nominations...By Tim O'Brien
Hollywood comes to Illinois..Detroit bankruptcy will not affect the filming of "Transformers 4" in Michigan - it comes to Illinois in August (two casting calls are complete)
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CHICAGO - The City of Chicago is providing support for a routine military training exercise in and around the Chicagoland area on July 22 - 25. This routine training is conducted by military personnel in cities across the country, designed to ensure the military’s ability to operate in urban environments as service members meet mandatory training certification requirements and prepare for upcoming overseas deployments. The training sites have been carefully selected to minimize the impact on the daily routine of residents.
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'Turbo' already out of the gate; 'The Conjuring' is calling...by Tim O'Brien..as noted, it looks like the horror film will win the weekend....how bad will "R.I.P.D" do? Check back. It will be another in a strong of bib budget bombs this summer...too many so-called blockbusters are being released now, I have noted in the past...some have to fall. A glut of films can hurt...sure, it gives many options...one main one is not to go to any of them....give us better films with less effects perhaps..tell a story and let the actors show their skills...not an effect skill...and 3D, come on, way too many of them.
QUICK HIT: "UNNECESSARY FARCE" - DIRECTED BY CHICAGO'S LILI-ANNE BROWN OF THE BAILIWICK ....Fresh off the dynamic performance of "The Music Man," Timberlake Playhouse in Mt. Carroll (TLP) smacks the audience over the head with a comic farce. This comedy is fast-paced and fun and shows the ability of the cast to switch from a classic musical to a comedy. It is "Unnecessary Farce" and it is a delightful change of pace. There are no weaknesses in the cast which includes Alex Johnson as Eric Sheridan, Hannah-Jo Weisberg as Billie Dwyer, Sarah Larson as Karen Brown, Matthew C. Webb as Mayor Meekly, Brandon Day as Agent Frank, Cody Jolly as Todd and Erica Stephan as Mary Meekly. More later here and on Examiner.com (Chicago Celebrity)...for me this was a necessary comedy....By Tim O'Brien...
Glee creators confirm a Cory Monteith tribute episode in which his character, Finn Hudson will die http://on.sugarsca.pe/19bBpi8
PTOWN...7.17.13 Status hearing in court today,.....BOIL ORDER IS LIFTED - PRAYER SERVICE TONIGHT....BOYS TO REMAIN DETAINED....16 YEAR OLD, FROM WISCONSIN, IN GALESBURG....12 YEAR OLD, FROM NEW YORK, AT HOME IN PROPHETSTOWN...OTHER LITTLE FIRES THAT NIGHT RAISED SUSPICION....Records indicate.... Charged as juveniles - - Class 1 Residential Arson, Class 2 Arson, plus this one....Criminal Damage to Property Exceeding $100,000, which is Class 2....all felonies.
7.16.13 ARRESTS MADE IN THE DEAD OF NIGHT OF TWO BOYS - - 12 AND 16 - - AUTHORITIES BELIEVE FIRE STARTED IN RECYCLING BIN BEHIND CINDY JEAN'S....IN DETENTION IN GALESBURG..HEARING WEDNESDAY...THE BROTHERS DO NOT LIVE HERE BUT STAYING HERE FOR THE SUMMER...By Tim O'Brien
Fund set up for Prophetstown fire victims http://fb.me/GDWWT7FK NOMINATIONS ANNOUNCEMENT RIGHT HERE...emmys.com 'House of Cards' on Netflix scores key Emmy nominations...By Tim O'Brien
EMMY AWARDS... The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will originate from the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles. The telecast will be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris who will also produce alongside executive producer Ken Ehrlich.
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"I couldn't be more honored and excited to be hosting this year's Emmy Awards," said Neil Patrick Harris. "And what perfect timing — I'll just do the exact same script I'm about to use for the Tonys. 'And the Emmy for Best Revival of a Musical goes to 'Breaking Bad!'" See, told you it works." Early morning announcement...7.18.13...."House of Cards" on Netflix has indeed grabbed key Emmy nominations ... Keven Spacey and his costar Robin Wright grabbed nominations as did the show as Best Drama..."The Bible" gets one for miniseries...Hollywood could not ignore the popularity of it...even though they tried very hard...