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Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Are there any sights, sounds and smells more evocative of a Midwest summer than those of fresh corn on the cob waiting to be shucked? The leaves are still crisp and green; the aroma’s corny an...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
Looking for work? There are apparently more than 800 jobs available in Springfield, if you have the right qualifications. The Illinois Department of Employment Security operates a job search website c...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
Father Thomas Donovan, perhaps the planet’s best-known practitioner of non-sexual self-bondage, is back at work as a priest, this time at St. Peter Parish in Quincy. Donovan got himself in a bind in...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am

The settling of the Harris case settles nothing

 Pamela Harris won her case, and the U.S. Supreme Court won another skirmish in its war against the liberal consensus. What Illinois’ disabled and dependent citizens won is less clear.Chicago-a...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 Music travels beyond the boundaries of regions, allowing for things like this: One of the best reggae-influenced bands in the Midwest comes from the St. Louis area. Mixing up a whole bunch of Ja...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 While central Illinois is glowing about this year’s fine corn and bean crops, some farmers, along with the fertilizer industry and government policymakers, are looking for ways to keep more of...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
I’m a 54-year-old single man. I’ve discovered a troubling and apparently rampant trend among people around my age doing online dating – women not being honest about their age. I think the women...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againPolice accused Jeremiah Scales of selling synthetic marijuana from his girlfriend’s house in Bloomington, Ind., after a nearby sign announcing “Drugs This Way” alerted them. ...

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