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Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 08:54 am
In next week's installment of Dyspepsiana, I argue that a nice way to mark the State of Illinois' 200th anniversary in 2018 would be to restore the memorial it built to celebrate the commonweal...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11:54 am

Gill gets preliminary injunction against elections board

A candidate for the U.S. House seat covering Springfield scored a coup today as he attempts to get the state's signature requirements for ballot access struck down....
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 09:06 am
August Washington Park Historic Photography DisplayAug 25-Sep 4, 12-4pm Mon-Fri, 12-5pm Sat-Sun. Annual photo display features copies of photographs and postcards dating back to the creation of Washin...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 08:54 am
 In “Get right or get out” I recalled episodes from Illinois’ recent past in which fearful Illinoisans confronted the Other. I mentioned an incident in Litchfield involving Jehovah’s ...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 01:26 am
It’s a testament to the novel by Lew Wallace that the power of Ben-Hur cannot be completely obscured by shoddy filmmaking.  That was my take away after sitting through the sixth screen versio...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:24 am

Ideas for an Illinois bicentennial

 Yes, I know – who feels like celebrating the state of Illinois? The commonwealth will be 200 years old in 2018, and no one in state government seems prepared to party. As our Erika Holst recen...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:23 am
An old saying asserts that falsehoods come in three escalating levels: “Lies, damn lies and statistics.” Now, however, we’ve been given an even higher level of intentional deception: Policy spee...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:21 am
PREPARE FOR CIVIC DUTYWe’re about eleven weeks out from the Presidential elections. Are you on top of the issues and concerns you’ll address with the pull of a lever or the punch of a stylus on No...

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