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Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:18 am
If there was any doubt before last week, there’s zero uncertainty now. Gov. Bruce Rauner won’t allow anyone else to interfere with his dominance of the Illinois Republican Party.When the party was...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:16 am
“As the butter chills to form the State Fair butter cow, service providers and organizations across the state are melting from the heat of the state budget gridlock.” That’s the way a group of t...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:14 am
 Having difficulty choosing where to enjoy a delicious, locally-sourced dinner? Why not kill (metaphorically, of course) four locally-sourced birds with one stone during the Farm to Table Dinner...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:13 am
 Learn about the monarch butterfly, the insect that inspired many of the lighting designs throughout Frank Lloyd Wright’s Dana-Thomas House, during a free educational event on Sunday, Aug 9. Un...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:12 am
 For the past 30 years, live music and family fun have been at the forefront of Decatur Celebration. This year is no exception, with a four-day schedule that is bigger and better than ever. The m...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:10 am

Showcase for local bands

  The Downhome Music, Beer and Art Festival is in its fifth year and things are going like gangbusters. “It’s just grown exponentially for us,” says Downhome founder Josh Catalano. “We ha...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:09 am

Some Springfield food pantries see drop in demand

 It started in a closet more than 35 years ago, eventually growing to help as many as 1,250 people per month. Lately, however, significantly fewer people have sought help from the Grace Lutheran...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:08 am

Rauner rejects record requests

 During the 2014 gubernatorial campaign, Gov. Bruce Rauner pledged that his would be the most open administration in the nation.“I want to make Illinois government the most efficient, transpare...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:07 am

Diocese launches legal clinic

During his early days as a parish priest in the 1980s, Bishop Thomas Paprocki, leader of the Diocese of Springfield, founded the Chicago Legal Clinic to help the poor with such matters as bankruptcy,...

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