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Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Way back in 1992, I did a story about Dan Rutherford’s first run for the Illinois House of Representatives.The House Democrats back then were quietly spreading rumors about Rutherford’s priv...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 For years I’ve been asked why I always specify unbleached all-purpose white flour in my recipes. And for years, my answer has been the same, “Yes, you can substitute bleached for unbleached ...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
We’re not going to jinx ourselves by saying that winter is over, but we’re hoping the last of the snow has already melted for this season. The warmer weather has us eager to start our gardens, and...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Leaving home does not always mean losing it

 “He went to places of lost happiness, and increased his misery by beholding the old faces no more, and the old days vanished.” That was Edgar Lee Masters, writing in Vachel Lindsay: A Poet i...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
An integral member of the “Red Dirt” music movement that shot out of southeastern Oklahoma several years ago to set the rock-country-roots world on fire, Stoney LaRue is well known for his fiery a...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Now that Bruce Rauner is the Republican nominee for governor, battle lines are drawn and stakes are high for the fall election. Gov. Pat Quinn will begin staking out ground in his March 26 budget addr...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
Are guys scared of politically active women? My boyfriend of two months just broke up with me over my support for animal rights, and I’ve generally had difficulty keeping boyfriends because of this....
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

News Quirks 3/20/14

Curses, foiled again• Stephen Furr, 48, denied breaking into a Boston home and stealing copper pipe from a boiler, even after police found him hiding beneath the basement stairs with a pipe cutter (...

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