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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school claimed employees no longer belonged to union

 They took a firm stand, and then they promptly retreated.In late April, SIU School of Medicine in Springfield surprised about 230 employees by not deducting their union dues from their paychecks...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R owner back on buying spree

 GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, is back in a buying mode, having recently made a deal to acquire the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, according to recent media ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Walking man stops in Springfield

 In the world of Hinduism, orange is the color of renunciation. To dress like a pumpkin is to announce that you’ve spurned possessions, wealth, even family.In the world of cops, orange is the c...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Hoop Journey is more than just basketball

 It’s already warm outside at 85 degrees on a breezeless summer evening in Springfield, but inside the gym at the Boys and Girls Club, it seems even hotter. The gym, sans air conditioning, is f...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Film critic Gene Siskel once put forth the notion that reviewing comedies was a useless exercise. He felt that comedy was a subjective genre and that while he might think something was funny, ot...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Em...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 where I grew up poem #3the house is gone the barn is gonethe metal corn bins are gone thedrying bins gone the corn storage building gone the corn processing building gone (the one with the mural...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Former local educator Harriet Arkley’s new book tells of work at Withrow and Ball Charter schools

The Good News Chair: A simple tool for shaping a child’s positive behavior and self-image, by Harriet Arkley, published April 29, 2014. Available through Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Village Books.&...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Families will have the opportunity to discover where food from their dinner plates comes from during Amazing Agriculture at the Illinois State Museum Saturday, June 28. Activities planned includ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Central Illinois’ largest Independence Day fireworks display takes place Friday, June 27. Rock the Dock is famous for its fireworks launched from barges on Lake Springfield in front of Lake Sp...

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