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Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:20 am

Turning the state fair into an expo of real rural life

 When the Illinois State Fair was first staged in 1853, country people went there to see other country people. Later, city people went to see country people. These days  –  well, I’...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:19 am
 Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is worse than not nice – it’s predaceously evil.And if you think corporate mora...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:18 am
 Whenever you see a statement from the Democratic Party of Illinois, you can feel supremely confident that House Speaker Michael Madigan, the party’s longtime chairman, approves of the sentimen...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:17 am
 Ovarian cancer touches all women. It does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity. More than 22,000 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:16 am
 BICENTENNIAL DREAMSThank you for highlighting the many efforts of groups statewide who are enthusiastically preparing to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Illinois statehood in 2018. (“Tardy...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:15 am
 One person who wasn’t surprised by the sudden closure of ITT Technical Institute in Springfield and three other cities in Illinois was U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Springfield, who has been war...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:14 am
 Soak up the last days of summer during the Springfield Park District’s nationally ranked art extravaganza featuring fine arts and crafts and live carillon music plus activities and programs fo...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:12 am
 See a prairie up close and learn interesting facts about tallgrass prairie ecosystems on Sept. 17 during Friends of the Sangamon Valley’s Run for the Prairie 10K, 5K and one-mile family fun ru...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:11 am
 My boyfriend and I have been together for a year and a half, and we really love each other. His parents adore me and are thrilled that he might not die alone. After his mom saw us being all cudd...


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