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Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We are one glum country.Trust in the federal government is at historic lows, according to Gallup. More than half of the respondents to an October Rasmussen poll think our best days are behind us...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 PARADOXBy Vera Wardner DouganHolidays are portrayed as times of rejoicing but as we all come to knowthey are often fraught with grief. It seems appropriate to share this poemat this season. It w...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Get the kids out of the house and keep their brains sharp this winter break with the Illinois State Museum’s Winter Holiday Search. The free activity is available for pickup at the museum’s...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Children ages 5-12 are invited to enjoy a New Year’s Eve celebration that won’t keep them up past their bedtime but still involves a countdown until 12. Noon Year’s Eve is an annual New Ye...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Put on your game face, round up the troops and prepare for some friendly, familial competition with a new-old-fashioned game night. The Rochester Public Library is the place to be on Friday, Dec...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 During the hectic holiday shopping season, Jeff Bezos’ Amazon.com may seem like a great option, especially for us procrastinators. Anything you want can be shipped directly to your doorstep. A...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
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 The days before New Year’s Eve can be a respite from holiday excess. Not always, especially when families are frequently scattered and celebrations occur not on exact dates, but when it’s po...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am

Immigrant-hating and the Illinois democracy

 Quick – how big a part of Illinois’ population in recent years has consisted of unauthorized immigrants. Ten percent? Fifteen? Twenty? In 2012, according to the Pew Hispanic Center, it was 3...
Wednesday, Dec. 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Monica and Josie are heading back to Memphis to participate in the annual International Blues Challenge competition, bringing their own brand of blues highlighted by a special blend of guitar pl...

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