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Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Closing the nuclear power plant at Clinton

 Illinois has a long history with the atom. The world’s first nuclear reactor began operating in 1942 beneath a football field at the University of Chicago, where scientists with the secret Man...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 Welcome to mid-June in central Illinois. The weather is heating up along with the music scene, save for the occasional thundershower that washes out a performance.Here comes the Sangamon County...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 BUREAUCY BOTCHES PAPERSBruce Rushton’s analysis of the ongoing crisis at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln was well-written and informative (“Shredding Lincoln,” June 9). If government mismana...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Furniture ministry uplifts and empowers women to become employed

 Shareese Tinsey, a Springfield mother of five children, had been struggling to find a job that would provide a steady income. That changed when Rev. Margaret Ann Jessup offered Tinsey a job at W...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Ambulance provided air, not oxygen

 The what-and-who part of the puzzle didn’t take long for the Illinois Department of Public Health to figure out. The why remains a mystery.Within months of receiving a 2014 report that members...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Claims switch to Wyndham brand is default

 The loan servicing company for banks that hold a mortgage to the Wyndham hotel in downtown Springfield has foreclosed on the property, claiming that the hotel’s switch from the Hilton to Wyndh...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 There’s no question that Pixar Animation radically changed the way big-screen cartoons were created, as well as what audiences should expect from them. These brightly told morality tales weren...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am

Here’s why it’s time to support Hillary

 Dear Nora and Michael,     I took my Bernie sign down today.  The yard looks a little bare.  He would have made a great president.  But fair is fair.  He just ...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 transition poem #5my dad came from country schoolsmall for his age shy insecure hetold me of that first day walking up to the huge doors of the city schoolhe felt everyone was looking at himhe w...
Thursday, June 16, 2016 12:01 am
 Writer Nelson Algren once observed that “Chicago is an October sort of city even in spring.” Fans of Chicago’s baseball teams would certainly disagree since October is the month of basebal...

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