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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:11 am
 I’ve seen a few movies in my time, so it’s very possible that a sense of burnout has set in. Perhaps that’s why most of the cinematic fare of 2015 left me with a feeling of “Meh” rathe...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:10 am
Movies are about moments – big moments that erase our cynicism about cinema and remind us of its capacity to dazzle as well as touch us. This happens in a way only possible with a medium that seamle...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:09 am
 When he moved to Springfield and hung out his shingle as an attorney, Abraham Lincoln effectively completed his transition from a rural working-class laborer to an urban, middle-class gentleman....
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:08 am

As U.S. lifts sanctions, downstate lawmakers tout state’s agribusiness, commerce opportunities. They envision a new export boom.

 The restoration of diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba has sparked a renewed effort to boost Illinois agricultural exports to the island nation, which has been under cripplin...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:07 am

Agreement would help mentally ill inmates

 Tiffany Rusher doesn’t belong in prison, according to a lawyer for mentally ill inmates at the cusp of winning major reform from the state.Locked up for aggravated sexual abuse of a minor, Rus...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:06 am
Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino continued collecting campaign contributions and spending money after the General Assembly voted to put him in charge of auditing state agencies to ensure that pu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:05 am

Seven years cut from sentence

 A Springfield man whose conviction for battery to his infant daughter was overturned by an appellate court has pleaded guilty to the offense in a plea bargain that will shave seven years from a...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:03 am
 Well, as amazing as it seems, here we are smack dab at the beginning of our very own time invention called 2016. As Greg Brown, one of my favorite songwriters, said in a song, “Who woulda thun...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:02 am
 Riverton native and current Nashville resident, songwriter, guitarist, vocalist and performer, Lyman Ellerman is a man of many musical talents. The good news for us is that he keeps refining and...

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