Washington Times-Reporter - Washington, IL
Posted at 8:15 AM

The first time Jillian Mercado thought seriously about becoming a professional model, she decided to seek out a mentor. So, she pulled out her laptop and scoured the Internet for someone in the modeling world who looked like she did: someone with a physical disability. Someone who used a wheelchair. Her search came up empty.

Posted at 8:00 AM

There is just something about cardboard boxes and cats. While most felines are content hanging out in soda can boxes and delivery boxes, some cats have some finer tastes.

Posted at 7:45 AM

In the first film carried entirely by Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, the creators of the recently shuttered sketch-comedy show "Key and Peele" take a slender idea about the search for a cute kitten that has gone missing and spin it into comic...

Updated at 1:46 AM

Some things change over the course of a year. Some things stay the same.

Updated at 1:44 AM

Close races. Fast times. Impressive heights and distances. Big names in high school boys track and field.

Updated at 1:08 AM

Children climb them, swing from the branches and gather nuts and fruits, but the busyness of adult life often dulls the thrill of beautiful trees.

Updated at 1:07 AM

The city of Pekin will have a budget for its next fiscal year with no changes to its garbage fees, and yard waste will remain available to the residents.

Posted at 1:01 AM

Leave it to Asghar Farhadi to pull back the chador on Iranian society, and do it with style and substance. “Fireworks Wednesday,” the latest from the Iranian wunderkind, was made 10 years ago but plays like new with its timeless scenes of marital...

Posted at 1:01 AM

“The Man Who Knew Infinity” tells the fictionalized true story of Srinivasa Ramanujan, a brilliant unschooled mathematician whose work changed the field. Let me stop you before you say “A Beautiful Mind” or “The Imitation Game.” This biopic, from...

Posted at 1:01 AM

Watching two black cats chasing a kitten might not sound like a recipe for laughs, but in the hands of Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele it’s pretty funny. Well, at least most of the time.

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