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Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:21 am

I become an historian

  Next summer, if things go well, I will become an historian, to the extent that the published author of a book-length history of mid-Illinois can be called an historian. In truth, I am untr...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:20 am
 Just when you thought that Big Banker greed surely bottomed out with 2008’s Wall Street crash and bailout, along comes Wells Fargo, burrowing even deeper into the ethical slime to reach a prev...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:19 am
 Presidential candidates set the turnout. That’s the race voters care about the most by far, so everybody else who’s running down-ballot essentially has to work within the structure of that y...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:18 am
REQUIRED READING God bless Jim Hightower. His article “What 47 cents buys these days,” (Sept. 22, Illinois Times) is right on. It should be required reading for all past and current Post Office em...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:17 am
As a 15-year-old I read Conscience of a Conservative and became a proud supporter of Barry Goldwater, the Republican presidential candidate. I couldn’t understand why he got beaten up so badly in the media for his, “Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,” because he meant to promote liberty, not extremism. Goldwater was an honest and honorable candidate who got beat 61-39 percent in...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:16 am

Deputy chief fibs about arrest

 The story was cause for alarm in anyone’s neighborhood.Burglars hit a North End gun store on Oct. 9 with what sounded like remarkable ease, kicking in a door and making off with more than 50 f...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:15 am
 Kirk Hanser was gifted his first guitar in 1978. This gift immediately launched Hanser on a journey into the world of classical guitar, and by the mid-1980s, he had already launched a career, pe...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:14 am
 On Saturday, bring your political memorabilia to the Old State Capitol for a History Harvest hosted by the University of Illinois-Springfield’s Department of History. Students from Devin Hunte...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:13 am
Although Teresa Caputo reports that she has been seeing spirits since she was four years old, it wasn’t until she was well into her 20s that she began to understand her role as a medium and learned...
Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016 12:12 am
My husband of a year is very tight with cash. It’s always save, save, save. I recently traded in my car and I needed $1,000 more for the new one, but he never offered to give it to me. My parents en...


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