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Friday, March 24, 2017 11:26 am
Growing up in rural Wisconsin, filmmaker Hunter Adams knows what makes small town living unique and how tight-knit communities behave. With that in mind, he knew Marion, Illinois was the perfect pla...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 08:47 am
The piece about the Springfield Redbirds that appeared in the paper on March 23, 2017, was shortened by rain, so to speak. Readers interested in the complete version will find it here, as it appear...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:20 am

A look back at AAA baseball in Springfield

 Opening Day is April 2, and in honor of the new season I bring you this column from 1978, when Springfield was, gloriously, home to the Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA farm team.The pie...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:19 am
 Trump & Company claim they have a sweeping mandate from voters to remake America –but wait, it is just a magic trick – almost half of the electorate chose not to vote in last November’...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:18 am
 You may have heard about a recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll which found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job disapproval ratings have almost doubled in the past two years, from 31 percen...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:17 am
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:16 am
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:15 am

Lee Hamilton

 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:14 am
 On Thursday, March 23, join local artist William Crook Jr. for a discussion of his print series titled “Portals into Springfield.” Since the 1970s, Bill has created art depicting life in Spr...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:13 am
 Mason City Limits Comedy Club is honored to host former contributing writer on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” and current writer and frequent guest of the “Bob and Tom Show,” Rob Hane...

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