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Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:16 am
 Did you know that central Illinois is home to nearly 300 different kinds of insects? Some of them you’ve undoubtedly seen, like the glamorous firefly or the annoying mosquito. But some of them...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:15 am
 Calling all future baseball stars: If you want to learn the fundamentals of the game from some of the best teachers out there, check out the Free Youth Baseball Clinic on July 25. The clinic wil...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:14 am
 What better way to wrap up a fun-filled weekend than watching the sun set while listening to a local band play the classics? The Springfield Municipal Band’s Sunset Concert offers exactly that...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:13 am
I was engaged to a woman 20 years ago. We were in college and in our mid-20s. I realized that I wasn’t ready to get married and called off the engagement. I loved her and wanted to stay with her, bu...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:12 am
Curses, foiled againPolice who accused Alexander Katz, 19, of stealing a car in Logan, Utah, said he and his girlfriend had to abandon the vehicle and call a cab because he didn’t know how to drive...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:11 am

What would be lost if the Illinois State Museum closes

 There’s more to the Illinois State Museum than meets the average citizen’s eye. The exhibits on display at the museum’s main location at Spring and Edwards streets represent a tiny fractio...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:10 am

Republicans vote ‘present;’ budget impasse blocks other bills

 Legislation to freeze Illinois’ property taxes and change the state’s school funding formula failed in the Senate last week, but not because of opposition to the bill. Instead, it was a casu...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:08 am

APL dog is dangerous, plaintiff says

 Stewart, depending on who’s talking, is either a mutt in need of a home or a dangerous dog that needs to be euthanized.One thing is clear. Stewart is now at the center of a lawsuit filed by an...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:07 am

Idea similar to what Supreme Court struck down

 Gov. Bruce Rauner’s new plan to reduce Illinois’ pension obligations would circumvent collective bargaining on several aspects of state employment.The 485-page plan earned criticism from Dem...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:06 am
In light of a dire state budget outlook, Illinois Issues announced on Wednesday it will drop its print magazine and go digital only. The monthly magazine, begun in 1975, is in its 40th year of publica...

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