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Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 02:09 pm
 A few further thoughts triggered by my recent column about the hoped-for restoration to health of the Ferguson Building at 6th and Monroe in downtown Springfield: The federal taxpayer signi...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:31 am
 In a recent column I described the razing in 1978 of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln. Readers interested to learn more about this consummate act of stupidity might enjoy this piece I wrote a few weeks...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:19 am

Does the French Revolution hold lessons for Citizen Rauner?

 Drowsy after a heavy holiday meal, I settled in to finish Stefan Zweig’s classic 1934 biography of Marie Antoinette. As I drifted in and out of sleep, the Versailles in Zweig’s account of th...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:18 am
 Carl Icahn, noted corporate predator and takeover specialist who made billions of dollars in corporate deals, has recently begun pushing a charitable cause involving a group of people who, throu...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:17 am
SHAKEN BABY COVERAGECommendations to reporter Patrick Yeagle for his informed coverage of the Cammie Kelly shaken baby trial, and to the newspaper for allowing him the time to do a proper job (“Jury...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:16 am
Of course aldermen and the mayor think they – all of them and nobody but them – are the best ones to decide on city government’s ethics, but the squabbling does not inspire confidence that anyth...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:15 am
 I was at the comic book rack in Overaker’s drug store doing free reading and drinking a vanilla Coke (10 cents for the large size in 1960).My attention was caught by the conversation at a tabl...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:14 am
 See the architectural history of the city of Springfield in more than 40 photos dating back to the 19th and 20th century during the Shifting Sands exhibition on display Jan. 8-27 at the Springfi...
Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016 12:13 am
 Enjoy a complimentary, midday break with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra’s Around the Town Concert Series. January’s performance features a harp recital by Chen-Yu Huang, an accomplished har...

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