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Friday, Sept. 2, 2016 09:47 am

Says he was disciplined for reporting rape

A former inmate will collect $450,000 to settle his lawsuit filed after he was disciplined for reporting that he had been repeatedly raped by a cellmate....
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:31 am
Poignantly told and beautifully rendered, Travis Knight’s Kubo and the Two Strings may be the most striking film in a landmark year for movie animation.  Containing elements from Japanese fol...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:21 am

Marking the Centennial’s centennial

 Last week, in “Getting it right this time,” I proposed that the State of Illinois commemorate the bicentennial of its founding in 1818 not with celebration but with remediation, in the form...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:20 am
Instead of griping about the greedheads of Wall Street and the rip-off financial system they’ve hung around our necks – why don’t we “Take On Wall Street”?You don’t have to be in Who’s W...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:19 am
Gov. Rauner said last week that he has never spoken with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel or any legislators about a much-anticipated proposal to toughen penalties for gun crimes. “I’ve not discussed th...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:18 am
 Open up lake landThe city began land acquisition for Hunter Lake in 1965. As of August, 2015 when Mayor Langfelder and IDNR Director Rosenthal signed the Memorandum of Cooperation for the Lake,...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:17 am
In a political climate with intolerance as a theme, the goodheartedness that shows up in Springfield is remarkable. Last Thursday evening the big sanctuary at Westminster Presbyterian Church was nearl...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:16 am
Nancy Flood wrote this article 35 years ago when she was a young teacher in Springfield School District 186. She says if she were teaching today she’d want to say the same thing.Dear students,I’ve...
Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 12:15 am
 Clams and cold ones. Bivalves and brews. Mollusks and mead. No matter how you say it, the Springfield Oyster and Beer Festival sounds like heaven. Now in its seventh year, this charity event fea...

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