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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 From the SFJAZZ Center in San Francisco and on a spring tour around the country, SFJAZZ Collective makes an appearance at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS on Sunday, March 30. Hailing from around the wo...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Journalist and author Katherine Boo will discuss her award-winning book, Behind the Beautiful Forevers, during a rescheduled talk and book signing at the University of Illinois Springfield Brook...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield’s Armored Combat League and the International Medieval Combat Federation present the USA Knights 2014 Spring Nationals right here in Springfield at the Illinois State Fairgrounds o...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Mass movements don’t just appear out of the fog, fully grown, structured and mobilized. They emerge in fits and starts over many years, just as the American Revolution did, and as did the Popu...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 It didn’t take long for Republican gubernatorial nominee Bruce Rauner to drop the word “unions” from his vocabulary.After bashing public employee union leaders for months as corrupt bosses...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Suddenly it seems as if kale is everywhere. The sturdy-leaved member of the Brassica vegetable family, which includes broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, collard greens and others, is showi...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 A house renovation in Springfield will soon benefit orphans in Haiti, thanks to the efforts of volunteers in Springfield’s Enos Park neighborhood. The Enos Park Neighborhood Improvement Associ...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 As national lawmakers consider bills to reform the United States’ immigration laws, a group of immigration reform advocates is using its members’ bodies as a form of protest. Fast For Famili...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Stephen A. Douglas and Illinois’ populist past

 The prospect is in store of two rabble-rousing populists trading insults for the next seven months. Each will try to tap the deep vein of grievance that runs through a middle class convinced tha...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Every review about the music of Billy Don Burns compares him with the greats of country music such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Indeed, Burns has rubbed shou...

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