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Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:18 am
If the chieftains of industry and their political henchmen want to know what’s roiling the riffraff, they could read Thomas Piketty’s landmark 1,000-page book on inequality, Capital in the Twenty-...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:17 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been touring Illinois to talk about his new “messaging.” He’s quite excited about his “messaging” plans, telling one reporter that if he could do anything differently a...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:16 am
 IN GOOD COMPANYThere is a correction that needs to be made to your letter on roundabouts with an accompanying photo (“Letters,” July 7). The roundabout at 12th and Capitol is not the first o...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:15 am
 Two days after the police killings in Dallas, as the nation struggled once again to respond to racial violence, the annual business meeting of the Association of Alternative Newsmedia in Austin...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:13 am
 Fans of NBC’s zany, celebrity-studded game show Hollywood Game Night will enjoy Word Play!, an evening of exciting word games at LOFT 125 in Decatur’s Madden Arts Center. On Friday, July 15,...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:12 am
 The Springfield Municipal Opera, commonly known as The Muni, is one of the largest community theater groups in the Midwest. The Muni’s amphitheater, originally built in 1950 atop a 55-acre whe...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:11 am
 I’ve always been a very athletic guy. I do jujitsu every day. When I don’t exercise, I feel depressed. My girlfriend, however, has never been very physically active. She has a great body –...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:10 am

Business brisk for migrant construction workers

 Less than 90 minutes after quitting time, the last member of this work crew from Mexico emerges, freshly showered, from the bathroom in a house that’s walking distance from a farm where they a...
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:09 am

A visit to St. Louis’ Sappington House Museum

 My friend and I seized on a chance to go to the beautiful Thomas Sappington House in St. Louis for a meal and tour. The Barn restaurant outside of the house is a combination gift shop and tea ro...

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