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Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:18 am
OFF THE RAILSI was quite taken by Chris Britt’s cartoon in the Oct. 22-29 Illinois Times. It gives Gov. Rauner credit for going into the gorge but fails to show the people responsible for building t...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:17 am
 When Donald Trump makes a stop in Springfield next week, he and the national media will get a glimpse of a government run by a wealthy businessman with no political experience. The state is at a...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:16 am

Most famous shipwreck in Great Lakes history

 It was far from the deadliest shipwreck in the history of the Great Lakes. But none is more enduring.Nov. 10 marks the 40th anniversary of the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald, a 729-foot ore ca...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:15 am
 If you’ve ever wanted to walk among the dinosaurs, this event is for you. This Saturday and Sunday, the Illinois State Fairgrounds Exposition Building will host T-Rex Planet, a traveling dinos...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:14 am
 The Second City meets the capital city on Saturday, Nov. 7, when their “Blue Team” touring cast performs at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. The Second City, based in Chicago, consists of c...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:12 am
I was dating a sociopathic compulsive liar for three months. I had a gut feeling that he was lying about his work, education and finances, but I had no real proof. This allowed him to manipulate me an...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:11 am

Illinois trappers have game in their skins

 With the speedometer at 85 and fingers crossed, I fly toward the Macon County Fairgrounds in Decatur.I have gotten a late start, and so am risking a speeding ticket to see something that I might...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:10 am
In his 23rd book of poetry, Springfield poet John Knoepfle uses his voice – customarily cagey and perhaps even more intimate than usual – to deliver quietly crucial insights about what it is to be...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:09 am

Reforms enacted in 2011 helped, but Rauner wants more

 Changes to the Illinois workers’ compensation system enacted four years ago have reduced the system’s costs, according to a new report.The findings come amid wrangling in the Illinois Stateh...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:08 am

Lincoln project loses staff, IHPA gets new leader

 The staff of the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project is being cut by one-third due to a money crunch.In a September memo to supporters of the project that is digitizing every document read or writ...


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