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Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:09 am

State caregivers rally for child care and home care bills

 Protesters gathered outside the Capitol May 16 to press for legislation to reform home care and child care services across Illinois. Organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU)...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:07 am

Foundation raised millions but still short

 The nonprofit foundation that says it might have to sell artifacts related to Abraham Lincoln has taken in more than $40 million since 2007, when the group borrowed $23 million to purchase relic...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:06 am
Albuquerque-based artist Allyson Packer, Nick Wylie of Seattle and Illinois State University student Zack Buckley have been chosen as this summer’s artists-in-residence by the Enos Park Residency pr...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:05 am
If nothing else, Airbnb isn’t shy. In a missive sent this week, the company accused hotels of gouging during commencement exercises, squeezing proud families of graduates even more than they’ve al...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:03 am
 Believe it or not, here we are already at the Memorial Day weekend mark of 2018. Generally considered the “official” start of the summer season, the entertainment lineup is certainly geared...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:02 am
 Hailing from the west central Illinois town of Winchester, Mr. Smith’s been performing in Springfield for some time now, and the gifted singer, songwriter and versatile guitarist recently expa...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:01 am
freedom poem #3I don’t know if she’s over the moonyet but the helium-bloated bovineballoon with “Holy Cow! AnotherBirthday!” blazoned on her flank(a recent gift) slipped her halter aswe were h...
Thursday, May 24, 2018 12:01 am
 I dearly love asparagus – but I only allow myself to enjoy it in the spring and early summer, when local asparagus becomes available. After a winter of trying to come up with interesting and v...


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