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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Recalling Nixon, being with John Malkovich and a grand party

 The passage of the Civil Right’s Act 50 summers ago has gotten lots of media attention this year, and rightly so. But there’s been little – at least that I’ve heard – of the 40th anniv...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Should Springfield have a public official whose job it is to help revitalize neighborhoods? The Inner City Older Neighborhoods (ICON) coalition thinks so, and they’re hosting a public forum on...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 While our colleagues at the State Journal-Register go without raises while toiling to deliver all the news that’s fit to print, they can take comfort in the fact that they are helping make som...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Too many Illinoisans don’t know how to behave on the road

 There is no traffic situation so bad that drivers can’t make it worse, as I was reminded while driving on I-55 recently. Work on the Des Plaines River bridge required rerouting traffic onto on...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 From his prolific recording output to consistent live music performances in an array of combos, singer-songwriter, guitarist and bandleader Micah Walk is an integral part of making music around ...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
When my boyfriend and I started dating, he was kind of a hothead. His first encounter with my friends was a game of touch football on the beach. He and another guy collided, and he lost his temper. Th...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice in Bloomsburg, Pa., arrested Jacob Close, 25, for jumping bail after he took part in the local newspaper’s “Your Opinion” feature and allowed his photo to be published...
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 07:09 pm

County to pay nearly $2.6 million

Sangamon County taxpayers will pay $2.575 million to the family of Amon Paul Carlock, an accused pedophile who died in the Sangamon County jail awaiting trial nearly eight years ago, under a settlemen...
Monday, Aug. 18, 2014 10:34 am

Band delivers at state fair

If Walter Becker and Donald Fagen know one thing, it is how to hire musicians.The two-man songwriting brain trust that is Steely Dan has built a legacy on a revolving door of top-flight studio players...

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