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Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield Art Association will host a free family gathering, celebrating their mascot -- a buffalo sculpture, created by John Kearny and purchased by the SAA in 1976. Kids’ activities, squar...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 There were lots and of losers during the state legislative session which ended last month. But there were a few winners, so let’s take a look at them.First up, Republican gubernatorial nominee...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

Did Illinois history begin in 1809 and end in 1865?

 That nice Mr. Madigan, I’m sure, just wants to help. The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum and the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency have not been getting along. Friends of b...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 What could be more fitting for a Father’s Day weekend show than a band formed by a father and stepson? Mark Bott (lead vocals) and Danny “the Kid” Schroeder (lead guitar), seasoned musicia...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 The Compass after-school program for homeless and low-income children this week marked the end of the school year by recognizing the dozens of volunteers who give an afternoon a week to being a ...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am

For quilts, family-style food and Amish heritage, visit Shipshewana, Indiana

 The horse’s hooves clip-clop along the pavement, pulling the black buggy in the early morning mist. The aroma of cinnamon rolls and berry pie wafts from the bakery, tempting all who pass by. H...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve gone out several times with a girl I really like, but her breath bothers me enough that I don’t want to kiss her until it improves. (It smells like pepper and socks.) She doesn’t smok...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Dean Richard Smith, 27, entered a bank in Treorchy, Wales, holding a breadknife, covering his face and wearing socks over his shoes. When he demanded money, teller Catherine St...

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