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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016 12:01 am
 ’Tis the season for braising! This hands-off cooking method, in which foods are covered and slow-cooked at a lower temperature with a small amount of liquid, transforms tough, cheaper cuts of...
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 03:59 pm

Sangamon County prosecutor confirms interest

Sangamon County state’s attorney John Milhiser could be in the running to become U.S. attorney for the Central District of Illinois, a source says.Milhiser, a Republican doesn’t deny that he’s i...
Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 08:40 am
An update on the issue I raised here and here: The U.S. presidential vote is still being counted. As of December 6, Hillary Clinton leads by 2.6 million votes, which is 2 percent of the tota...
Friday, Dec. 2, 2016 10:19 am
Readers who share my dismay at the ways that the structure of our national political system frustrates the will of the majority have a sympathetic ear in blogger Jason Kottke, who offers links to usef...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 05:05 pm
Among the original items in Mr. Rauner's Turnaround Agenda (he counts 44, I get a little more than a dozen) are several sensible reforms that the saner Democrats ought to at least be talking about.&n...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:21 am

What the Trump win says about our rural parts

 Looked at in one way – actually, looked at in several ways – Donald Trump’s win was the revenge of the countryside against the city. While the billionaire common man couldn’t carry Illin...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:20 am
 What an election year. I feel like I’ve been transported through a cosmic squirrel hole and into a baffling political universe where facts are fiction, bizarre is normal and corruption is a vi...
Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016 12:19 am
 COMBATING CLIMATE CHANGEThank you for putting out specific steps, especially local actions, that are key in addressing the rapidly shifting climate on this planet. (“Perishing planet,”...

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