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Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 WHY PARLORS EXISTMy name is Matt Gietl, and I am an owner of Miss Kimmees gaming parlors in Springfield. I do not understand the beating our establishments take (“Sweeping up ‘broom closet�...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

A three-way battle for Ward 7

 Ward 7 Ald. Joe McMenamin can be forgiven if he feels like a walking bullseye.After one term in office, McMenamin has held firm to certain principles, chief among them an insistence that the cit...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Election promises to shake up city council

 The April 7 general election is still more than a week away, but one thing is for sure: the Springfield City Council is in for some turnover. Springfield’s 10 ward seats are up for re-election...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Bills seek to curtail drug abuses that lead to heroin

 For recovering addict Nick Gore, the cost of heroin abuse is all too real.“In my three years that I’ve been sober, I’ve lost 16 friends to overdose,” Gore said. “Those 16 people that d...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Funding shortfall in current fiscal year could disrupt system

 More than 1,200 people signed up last week to testify in support of legislation to fund an important state child care program, expressing opposition to deep cuts proposed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.Th...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 Smart, slick and superior to its predecessor Divergent, Insurgent does what every good adventure tale must, namely give us characters we care for as the whole world goes to hell around them. Thi...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 After Congress came a hair’s breadth from shutting down the Department of Homeland Security a few weeks ago, members of the leadership tried to reassure the American people. “We’re certain...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 veach poem #2my good friend becky put together afamily cookbook telling us which onesnot to eat (broccoli casserole) and otherchoice opinions she also made a bookcalled when grandma was a little...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am

Admirer, friend and protector during an antisemitic era

Lincoln and the Jews: A History, by Jonathan D. Sarna and Benjamin Shapell.Thomas Dunne Books, 2015.In the weeks preceding the controversial speech of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to a jo...
Thursday, March 26, 2015 12:01 am
 On Monday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m., join the Springfield branch of the American Association of University Women to view a documentary on groundbreaking women in politics, medicine and other field...

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