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Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:50 am

Former Sen. Bomke's son to start Monday

 Sangamon County sheriff Wes Barr has hired the son of former state Sen. Larry Bomke, a Republican who contributed to the sheriff’s 2014 election campaign and endorsed him in media advertise...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:20 am

Rally at Capitol underwhelms

 I spent nearly two hours watching last weekend’s gun rally on the Capitol steps and walked away disturbed and buoyant.The good news is, they didn’t get nearly as many folks as hoped, predict...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:19 am
I apologize for turning inward for a personal commentary today, but Susan DeMarco is an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. She didn’t dwell in the media limelight, yet she’s one...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:18 am
I’ve read, watched and heard a whole lot of commentary about the upcoming state budget negotiations during the past few weeks, and it pretty much all ignores recent history and focuses instead on on...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:17 am
IMMIGRATION EDUCATIONI’ve known Rosanna Pulido (“The anti-welcome lady,” Fletcher Farrar, April 5) since her entry into the struggle to restore sanity to our immigration policy, and I think it i...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:16 am
 Seldom is heard a discouraging word about Abraham Lincoln, around here at least, but Bloomington author and lawyer Guy Fraker, who has written two books on Lincoln’s circuit-riding days, told...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:15 am
On Saturday, April 28, the Illinois Innocence Project (IIP) will honor retired Lt. Paul Echols from the Carbondale Police Department for his persistent quest for a posthumous exoneration of Grover Tho...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:10 am

Cops take cash, cars and sometimes houses

 The case sounds simple.Acting on a tip, Springfield cops last July 26 served a search warrant at a Black Avenue home near Fairview Elementary School, finding a dozen marijuana plants in full bud...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:09 am

UIS Theatre takes on Pirandello’s haunting humorous Six Characters

 Nearly a century ago, Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello prefigured postmodernism with his then-controversial 1921 play, Six Characters in Search of an Author, which continues its two-week run...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:08 am

Petersburg poultry processor pursues pasture partners

 Cavan Sullivan and his family have a grain farm in Petersburg and recently decided to expand their business by opening Petersburg Processing, a poultry processor. As a processor, Sullivan also m...

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