By Mary Dixon

The Oxford Dictionaries Word Of the Year for 2016 is post-truth – an adjective defined as ‘relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.’ Editors say its use spiked during Britain’s Brexit vote and the US presidential election.
… Twitter is suspending numerous accounts associated with the so-called ‘alt-right’ movement which provides haven for white nationalist, anti-Semitic, racist and sexist views … President-elect Trump is tweeting that his cabinet appointment process is very organized, while one insider has characterized it as a ‘knife fight’  … A Rockford man is charged in last year’s murder of a little boy whose body was found in the Garfield Park lagoon … Fast Eddie Vrdolyak has been indicted on charges related to his getting millions in tobacco settlement money without doing any work on that case … The Bulls won in Portland while the Blackhawks were shut out in Winnipeg … and Joe Maddon is a runner-up to the Dodgers’ Dave Roberts for Manager of the Year … Foggy this morning, sunny this afternoon with a high near 60.


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