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Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 “Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made.” –John Godfrey SaxeNineteenth century American poet/lawyer Saxe’s quip is still commonly used,...
Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 An Afternoon with GrouchoOct 25, 2pm Sun. 90 minutes of hilarity with award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante as Groucho Marx. Accompanied by onstage pianist. $15-$30, $5 for scho...
Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 09:39 am
 In “Wrong in principle” I recalled how, beginning in the 1830s and ’40s the arrival in Illinois of Germans, who spoke an incomprehensible language, and Irish, who obeyed an incomprehens...
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 10:13 am

One word: Fuhgeddaboudit

The pratfall is always best when Lucy holds the football just a smidgeon longer than she did before, and the Cubs will, unquestionably, end up on their backsides by the time this is over....
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 03:37 pm

Resigns after meeting with governor’s staff

Eileen Mackevich, director of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, has resigned....
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 03:17 pm

Some things to know about suicide prevention

Suicide is the second leading cause of death for people aged 18-24 and the 10th leading cause of death overall in the U.S....
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 09:05 am

Scheels in Springfield is not closing

Steve Luker doesn't know how the rumors started, but he knows one thing: they're not true. Scheels in Springfield is not closing, and the store has not refused to renew their lease....
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 08:57 am
Speaking of things Calhoun: In “Naming rights and wrongs” I remarked on a suggestion from Rich Miller to rename Calhoun County. That bucolic corner of the state, you might know, was named to ho...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 08:09 am
Attentive readers will recall that I have an unaccountable fascination with naming things – in particular the naming of public parks and schools and the like. I took up the topic here and here a...


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