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Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Saturday and Sunday, July 26-27, tour the first green, passive house in Sangamon County featured in the 2014 GreenBuilt Home Tour. While 17 of the 18 award-winning houses on the tour are located...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Is a bad tree worse than no tree at all?

 The house came ready-made but the yard didn’t. Thus it was that, in addition to the picket fence and the rose trellis, my parents decided to plant a tree in the front yard. They did this becau...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 From Russia with love comes the irrepressible Marina V (short for Verenikina) dashing across the U.S. with her “C Minor to Shining Sea” summer tour in full swing. Some years ago, the Russian...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
It has now been 100 days since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram. The occasion was marked by a meeting of the girls’ parents with Nigerian President Good...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
My boyfriend of two years got an early birthday present from his sister and her husband: a really expensive, second-row ticket for a major sporting event next year. The trouble is, it falls on my 30th...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againAfter a 17-year-old baby sitter reported a home invasion and robbery, police in Ferndale, Wash., wound up arresting the sitter, her 16-year-old boyfriend and another male suspect b...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield Foxes play semi-pro football for free

 Lawrence “Moe” Dampeer once was one of the nation’s most-coveted high school football recruits, receiving attention from the likes of UCLA, Florida State, Miami and Ohio State while starri...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m glad I’m not in town this weekend (we’re playing the Belgium Beer and Mussels Festival at Schlafly’s Tap Room in St. Louis – personal plug!) only because the wide and wonderful mus...
Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
OBAMA, DURBIN DOING THEIR JOBA recent letter published in the State Journal-Register criticized President Obama and Senator Dick Durbin on immigration reform. The writer echoed the unrelenting chorus...

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