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Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Contemplating antique glass paperweights

 In a climate in which open windows are as rare as an honest tax return, I don’t need paperweights on my desk. I have one anyway. It’s a segment of a plexiglass cylinder in which seem to floa...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am

Contemplating antique glass paperweights

 IT went all in to preview the upcoming Springfield municipal election. Last week’s cover story by Bruce Rushton offered depth and context on the race for mayor between Paul Palazzolo and Jim L...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
When Hugh Moore passed away after an extended battle with cancer on March 10 at age 67, the Springfield area arts scene lost an indelible presence. Moore was a prolific poet and painter, and in his ro...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
I’ve been seeing this guy long-distance. I haven’t really been feeling it and kind of let it drop off, thinking he’d get the hint. He keeps texting and calling. I keep telling him I’m just rea...
Thursday, April 2, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA burglar used the homeowner’s devices to log on to porn, YouTube and his Facebook account, but authorities in Monroe County, Fla., quickly identified him because he forgot to lo...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:01 am
 There are plenty of fun and exciting shows this weekend, plus some that may not fit into that category considering your taste and constitution, but overall, as usual, the scene is on it.This wee...
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 12:01 am
 On Friday, April 3, at 7 p.m., poet, speechwriter and author Jericho Brown will present the keynote speech at the UIS Student Technology Arts and Research Symposium (STARS), at UIS Brookens Libr...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Mayoral candidates differ, but you have to listen carefully

 It is near the end of a grueling day on the campaign trail. The two candidates for Springfield mayor are sitting side by side in a Lincoln Library meeting room, where they’ve spent more than 9...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 Sometimes there’s so much going on that the only way to properly discuss events comes from the shotgun approach of blasting away willy-nilly. Let us proceed with vain aim to hit all.I’ve bee...

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