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Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 On the bright side, I suppose you could argue that last week’s budget passed by the General Assembly will lead to the largest tax cut in Illinois history come January, when the 2011 income tax...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 This menu bursts with bright flavors showcasing seasonal summer vegetables. The tangy orange-based chicken marinade hails from the Mexican state of Sinaloa. The chicken can be eaten in pieces or...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Interested in the apocalypse? Enthralled by the end times? Or maybe just interested in what some Christians believe about the end of the world as we know it? An estimated 400 people are coming t...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 Floating is a good thing when it comes to having fun in the water. That’s why the Springfield Lake Shore Improvement Association, Scheels, Land of Lincoln Power Squadron and City Water, Light ...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am

It’s time for the 2014 world championships of soccer

 Honestly, I had no idea that anyone was paying attention. I had begun extolling the virtues of soccer as a spectator sport for years (beginning at this paper back in 1977) when most U.S. sports...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
I’m a single mother with a 12-year-old son. Four years ago, when my boyfriend fell in love with me, he would buy me clothes and jewelry. He also promised to build a house for my son and me to live i...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice charged Shanwaz Khan, 30, with being the brains behind a car-theft ring in Birmingham, England, after he attracted their attention by driving a $90,000 Audi with the persona...
Wednesday, June 4, 2014 09:34 am

Eric Welch’s passion project celebrates music and charity

 Twenty years ago, Eric Welch had a vision. “I was 21 years old,” he recalls, “and I’d started going out to the bars and seeing local bands that I was thrilled by. Then I would go downtow...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am

The national scandal hits home. An underfunded overworked health care system needs reform.

 The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs scandal is starting to hit closer to home. It was late 2013 when Dr. Sam Foote filed a complaint with the VA Office of Inspector General and met with news...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
 As we wrap up the end of May music scene, things are hopping and happening all over the place. With June on the rise we’ve got the SOHO Music Fest downtown on June 6 and 7, The Romantics at th...

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