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Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:17 am
 After five months, you’d think that the warring parties at the Illinois Statehouse would have learned something about each other. Instead, last week’s bitter and divisive House overtime sess...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:16 am
TOURISM KILLERIs killing tourism in this state a good businessman’s action? Any state you name with low taxes has a huge tourism business. Rauner is constantly doing things that hurt tourism in this...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:15 am
 People who don’t follow Statehouse debates closely, which is probably most people, likely didn’t realize that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s property tax freeze, voted down in the House this week, ac...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:14 am

Interview with U of I pioneer scientist

Editor’s note: University of Illinois comparative biosciences professor Fred Kummerow, now 100, first reported a link between dietary transfats and heart disease in 1957. Trained in lipid biochemist...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:13 am
 Families are invited to join Pooh, Tigger, Eeyore, Christopher Robin, Roo, Kanga, Rabbit and other friends on a “whimsical adventure set deep in a magical forest.” This children’s ballet f...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:12 am
 This June, The Muni, Springfield’s long-running community theater under the stars, presents a fun, farcical take on the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Spamalot is th...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:11 am
My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her groceries and paying to have her car fixed, and then I discovered by accident that she’d recently paid hundreds of dol...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:08 am

Park cops protect, serve and screw up

 The Springfield Park District police department doesn’t sound like a tight ship or a fun place to work. Consider a memo titled “Rumors” that former Capt. Jonathan Davis wrote to his office...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:08 am

City patient with pol’s code violations

 For more than a decade, a vacant home crumbled on Sangamon Avenue across the street from St. Aloysius Church on Springfield’s north end.City code enforcers in 2007 placarded the home as uninha...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:06 am

Durbin calls for more oversight of ITT Tech and others

 A for-profit college with a branch in Springfield is taking criticism for alleged deceptive practices.U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is calling for stronger oversight of ITT Technical Institute and other...

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