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Thursday, July 2, 2015 02:59 pm
 Recently Rich Miller argued in a post on his Capitol Fax blog site that having a county named as John C. Calhoun, the secessionist Southern senator, was unbecoming to a progressive state. ...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:45 am
The premiere of Alfonso Gomez-Rejon’s Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at this year’s Sundance Film Festival proved once more that, as with most things in life, timing is everything.  This quir...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 09:28 am

Lawsuit filed on behalf of prisoners in solitary confinement

For 23 hours a day, a roughly five-by-ten-foot concrete box is what Aaron Fillmore calls home. He’s been living in a room like that for the past 15 years.That’s according to a lawsuit filed las...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:21 am

A Sangamonian makes, and writes, history in the West

 These days, a man who stands at the edge of Springfield and gazes at the wide open spaces to the west and imagines herds grazing contentedly is a shopping center developer. A century and a half...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:20 am
Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! For those of us who love the loopy side of American politics, our dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump in the race. For president. Of the Un...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:19 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send “messages.” He doesn’t often explain what those messages are, but last week’s surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-da...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:18 am
 PARK POLICE REPLYPlease allow me to set the record straight regarding your park district police article [see “Law enFARCEment,” June 11, at illinoistimes.com]. In this article, information p...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:17 am
Museum watch, continued. Kids at the Illinois State Museum summer camp last week got a lesson in irony after Gov. Bruce Rauner, who proposes to close the museum, stopped by for a photo op with them. N...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:16 am
What a wonder! At a time when so many of the leaders and people of our world are sleepwalking through the most exciting, promising and treacherous time in the history of our world, there arrives a sha...

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