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Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Reading Judith Jones’ newest book, Love Me, Feed Me, inspired me to reread her memoir, The Tenth Muse: My Life in Food. Jones, an editor at Knopf Publishing, was responsible for recognizing Ju...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
The union that represents newsroom employees at the State Journal-Register has turned to radio to ratchet up pressure on management to agree to a contract that includes raises for workers who haven’...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
Who says there are no jobs available? The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce is hosting employers from Springfield and the surrounding area for a Job and Career Fair next month, showcasing the jo...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Schoolkids in the street? Must be Springfield after a snow

 [Note to readers: The snow has gone, as snow does, but it will be back – probably in July, given how wacky the weather has become. Time now, while memories of the drifts are fresh, to ponder h...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Claiming to come from a “downtrodden region of Illinois known as Forgottonia” that others might call Western Illinois (Macomb to be more specific), this hard-hitting quartet is out to set th...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
The drip, drip of records related to the city’s Shredgate scandal continued this week with the city’s release of minutes, a transcript and an audio recording of an hour-long city council executive...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Secretary of State is one of the good guys of FOIA

 FOIA Facts and FrictionStaff writer Bruce Rushton will sit on a panel organized by the Better Government Association to discuss the state Freedom of Information Act and the future of the law int...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againRocco Tumbarello, 41, stole stuff from a home in West Boynton, Fla., authorities there said, but he didn’t get far. He lives across the street. The victim came home to find his 4...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Mike Houston reflects on 12 years as mayor

Having finished third in the Feb. 24 primary, Mayor Mike Houston is finished as mayor. But he isn’t categorical about running for elective office in the future, nor is he shy about defending his rec...

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