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  • Recipe for Steak Diane

    An excellent Steak Diane recipe you can prepare at home!

  • Jodi and Cindy Dameron were arrested December 29, 2011 and accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a disabled elderly man for whom they were supposed to be caring.

    2 accused of abusing handicapped elderly man

    BURLINGTON, Iowa — Two Burlington, Iowa women are accused of stealing more than $50,000 from a man for whom they were supposed to be caring. Police say Cindy Dameron, 54, was an appointed executor for the man from June of 2006 until she was removed from that role by a court in September 2010.  Her daughter Jodi, 35, then held that role before she, too, was removed by the court. The victim had reportedly been left money by his mother […]

  • In the KItchen with Chef Brad Scott

    About Chef Scott

    Chef Brad Scott has been a journeyman chef and culinary educator for more than 30 years. He’s worked himself through the ranks, literally starting out at the bottom as a dishwasher at the Boars Head restaurant. He apprenticed under the leadership of restaurant icon Al Johnson, working at each of Johnson’s many establishments (The Dock, JK Frisbees, Tortilla Flats and Governor’s) and helped open what is now the Iowa River Power Company. Chef Scott next supervised the Augustana College Center […]

  • Reporter chased by rooster

    A reporter taping a story finds herself surprised by an aggressive rooster.

  • Josh Lucas

    Josh Lucas ties the knot, gets ready to be a dad

    The good news keeps rolling in for actor Josh Lucas. Not only did the “J. Edgar” star just get married, but his new wife is expecting a baby as well, People magazine reports. The 40-year-old and his now-spouse, Jessica, apparently got hitched last Friday in a quiet ceremony. So far his reps have been mum about the wedding details, but would confirm that Lucas’ wife – a freelance writer he escorted to the premiere of “J. Edgar” in November – […]

  • Ty Burrell with his wife, Holly (Tom Larson/CNN)

    Ty Burrell, wife adopt second child

    “Modern Family” star Ty Burrell is a proud new papa for the second time. The 44-year-old actor and his wife, Holly, have just adopted a little girl, his rep confirms to CNN. The pair are already the parents of another adopted daughter named Frances, whom they welcomed in 2010. Burrell has said that he’s relishing these younger years while he can. “I am just in complete denial that she’ll ever be over 13,” he raved of Frances to Us Weekly […]

  • Jessica Alba

    Jessica Alba’s next role? Author

    Actress Jessica Alba is tackling another new role. The “Fantastic Four” star told People magazine that she’ll soon release her first book, “The Honest Life.” She’s referring to it as a how-to guide to creating a non-toxic home life for your family. The married mother of two says her own brood served as a template for the tome, which is set to hit bookshelves early next year. The actress says it will offer tips on how to create a safe […]

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    Lifetime casts ‘Steel Magnolias’ remake

    Last fall, Lifetime announced plans to create an updated version of the 1989 movie “Steel Magnolias” with an all-black cast, and so far the project has snagged stars like Queen Latifah and Phylicia Rashad. According to Entertainment Weekly, Queen Latifah is set to take on the role of M’Lynn Eatenton (originally played by Sally Field), and will also serve as executive producer on the project along with Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. Condola Rashad will play M’Lynn’s diabetic daughter Shelby, […]

  • Andrew Zimmern

    Andrew Zimmern’s five foods that can change the world

    When Andrew Zimmern tells us we ought to try a particular food, we screw up our courage and do it.

  • 'Hunger Games' boosts Scholastic shares (	Murray Close/Lions Gate Entertainment)

    ‘Hunger Games’ inspires everyday style

    Movie characters are now setting fashion trends.

  • construction

    Work to begin on I-280

    Two road construction projects are set to begin Monday on I-280. The first project includes making repairs to the I-280 bridge over the Mississippi River. Traffic will be down to one lane in each direction and is set to reopen by mid-July. Work will continue to fix the section of 280 from Airport Rd. to IL 92. Traffic will also be down to one lane.

  • field where detasselers died

    Farmers plant seeds for learning at University of Illinois session

    With each combine pass, farming blends science and technology more than ever.

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