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Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m overflowing with more Christmas spirit than I have been in years. It’s not because I’m finally finished with knee replacement surgeries and regaining strength and mobility. It’s not...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
Springfield artists Brad Balster and Judah Johnson will be giving away their work next Friday (Dec. 4) from 6-8:30 p.m., in the cheekily named exhibit, Priceless. Described as a “cohesive, complete exhibitio...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
What if central Illinois had an electric rail line carrying passengers and freight between Springfield, Bloomington-Normal, Decatur, Champaign-Urbana, Peoria and St. Louis? It might be hard to imagine...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am

How to make Illinois drivers better drivers?

 Note to readers: Like our governor-elect, I am a businessman, and to be successful, a businessman must know how to make his product stand out in a crowded marketplace. Which is why this week I h...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 No one does classic rock like the guys who learned the songs before they were classics. When bands like Queen, Kiss, Boston, Judas Priest and Aerosmith rocked our world, local musicians Rusty Le...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 On Monday evening, just before the Ferguson decision was announced, the Springfield Race Unity Committee was holding a forum on restorative justice, a method that could improve race relations an...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
In social situations, my boyfriend will often pretend to have read books I know he hasn’t. He doesn’t just fake it with some casual “Yeah, I read that.” He will try to say something deep and p...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againAfter John Franklin Forbis, 72, was convicted of possessing 850 pounds of marijuana in Columbia County, N.Y. in 1992, he jumped bail and eluded police for 22 years. Authorities fin...
Friday, Nov. 21, 2014 02:51 pm

Judge: law unconstitutionally diminishes and impairs benefits

A Sangamon County judge struck down Illinois' pension overhaul law today, saying it impairs and diminishes retiree benefits in violation of the state constitution....

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