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Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 If the Lincolns continued to take a Springfield newspaper even after they moved to Washington, D.C., no doubt they would have been shocked by the May 12, 1864, issue of the Illinois State Journa...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 J.P. Morgan was recently socked in the wallet by financial regulators who levied yet another multi-billion dollar fine against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.Well, not a fine aga...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Illinois State Sen. Daniel Biss appears to be the first Democrat to actively float his name for the 2016 special election for state comptroller. The Evanston Democrat is known as a policy wonk a...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 She’s been called “The Greatest Cajun Cook Alive” – not least by people with the expertise to say so. A documentary has been made about her, magazine articles written, other media have f...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am

The new guv’s remarks on salaries don’t add up

 “We’re going to pay what we need to bring in talented people,” said Illinois’ new governor to reporters on Jan. 23. He was defending the many six-figure salaries he’s offered to t...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 The blues came to visit a young Andrew Duncanson, and he answered the call of the crossroads. In high school, the singing blues guitarist’s chance meeting with Josh Stimmel over a Jimi Hendrix...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Could we get Sen. Dick Durbin and other public officials to apply some common sense before promoting another big “clean coal” project? It is only natural for job-hungry politicians to crow a...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 I’m a woman in my early 20s. I do fine getting dates, but only first dates. And no, I’m not having sex with guys on the first date, but I still never hear from them again. I ran into one of ...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againClayton Dial, 23, pulled a gun and demanded cash at a Japanese restaurant in Champaign, Ill., only to have chef Tetsuji Miwa thwart the robbery. “I instantly grabbed my sushi kni...

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