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Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:04 am
 Much like a kaleidoscope that provides rapidly changing perspectives, Pablo Larrain’s Jackie gives us a wide variety of glimpses into the life of Jacqueline Kennedy as the first lady tries to...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:03 am
 Well, that month seemed to fly by. Maybe it was the political activities keeping things moving or the ice scare one weekend followed by temps in the mid-60s the next. Whatever is going on, 2017...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:02 am
 Since 1993, Martin McCormack (bass, vocals) and Brian FitzGerald (guitar, mandolin, vocals), known as the duo Switchback, have released several CDs of Celtic and Americana music and traveled a g...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:01 am
spfld’s last weekend was five star – fromcheers at the buses leaving pennys 110women pink pussy-capped bearing pbj’s– to saturday before the old state capitolmore than a thousand fol...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:01 am

Wooing women with bread

 In the fall of 1971 I was a skinny, pimply-faced, pathologically shy college freshman at the University of Illinois in Urbana. I desired female companionship, but was too timid to ask anyon...
Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017 09:34 am
 George Packer in The New Yorker reminds us that George Washington, in his farewell address upon leaving office in 1796, said this about the danger of partisan demagoguery. It agitates the ...
Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 10:43 am

Parsons accused of shenanigans in Texas

Jeffrey Parsons, who left town years ago but can’t seem to escape legal detritus from his business dealings in Springfield, is back in the news, this time in Texas, where he now lives.Customers who...
Friday, Jan. 20, 2017 05:04 pm

Accused was affiliated with student exchange program

A Springfield businessman once employed by the University of Illinois Springfield in the school’s exchange student program has been charged with raping a freshman from China and has also been accused of sexually assaulting other students....
Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017 12:20 am

Bringing brick streets back from the grave

 Springfield has no yellow brick roads leading toward Oz – I know because I looked for one for 40 years. It used to have plenty of red brick ones, though, gorgeous streets the color of aged win...

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