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Illinois Man Thinks He’s Mike Tyson, Bites Off an Ear During Fight

They knew each other, they were friends, there was an argument, and now an Illinois man is missing half an ear. HUFFPOST. As Iron Mike glares at you I'll give you the story. Richard Vody was pissed, or hungry, or both...He went to his friend's place in Cook County and they had words. The friend and his girlfriend were just hanging out with all there body parts fully attached until Richard showed up.
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Five things to do this weekend in Bloomington-Normal

Trying to make plans for this weekend? Look no further, here are five things to do in Bloomington-Normal this weekend:. Watch a performance of "Waiting For Lefty" Join the Illinois State University School of Theatre and Dance for its first in-person production in over 18 months. "Waiting for Lefty" by...
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On stage: 'Waiting for Lefty' a story that resonates today

“Waiting for Lefty” opened at Illinois State University Thursday evening, kicking off their 2021-22 season. After the audience had been seated and the familiar “Please turn off your phone” speech was heard over the loud speakers, this was added to the usual plea: “By buying a ticket, you agreed to wear a mask while in the building.” And everyone that I observed did wear their mask, and with no complaint.

Illinois, Wisconsin news in brief

ROCKFORD, Ill. — The northern Illinois city that figured prominently in the movie “A League of Their Own” might be getting a museum of its own. The Rockford Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously last week to grant a special-use permit to build a $10 million International Women’s Baseball Museum at Beyer Park on the city’s southeast side, the Rockford Register Star reported.

Legendary Horror Films Featured On Big Screen At Illinois Theater

A historical theater in Illinois will be featuring a horror movie series on the big screen. One of my favorite seasons of the year is fall. There are so many reasons including football, apple donuts, and leaves changing colors to just name a few. On the top of the list is definitely Halloween. I love everything about it from the decorations, costumes, candy, and scary movies.

Twitter: No, Dapper Dan and the late Jelani Day are not related

The body of Jelani Day, 25, a first-semester graduate student from Illinois State University, has been found after he went missing on 24 August. While Day’s case has been in the news there has been some confusion over whether Harlem fashion icon Dapper Dan and Jelani Day were related. Let’s clear this up.

ISU's 'Waiting for Lefty' highlights labor, human rights

NORMAL — Sanhawich Meateanuwat has two goals with his upcoming production of the 1935 play "Waiting for Lefty": to promote empathy and inspire courage. A 28-year-old Illinois State University MFA directing student, Meateanuwat proposed the play after drawing similarities between its message and recent human rights protests in Thailand and globally.

T.J. Dedeaux-Norris: Second Line on September 26

Illinois State University recently issued the following announcement. Website: University Galleries of Illinois State University is pleased to present T.J. Dedeaux-Norris: Second Line from August 4 through December 12, 2021. Split into two parts, this exhibition features over 45 works from multiple series spanning 16 years by artist, performer, and educator T.J. Dedeaux-Norris. Dedeaux-Norris critiques systems of race, sex, gender, religion, education, healthcare, and class, as well as the complexities of family dynamics and histories. Through their multidisciplinary practice, including painting, fiber, performance, video, and music, Dedeaux-Norris questions how these systems—and the visible and invisible trauma they induce—exploit people of color, women, Queer folx, and the elderly.