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Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 The outrageous, fun and ridiculous Greg Hahn draws comedic inspiration from his varied life experiences. Lucky for his audiences, Greg’s life is fascinating. Hailing from South Florida, Greg s...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
Growing up in Texas, I learned that God and guns were important, but football – well, football was the real religion, the essence of life itself.So I can understand the hyperbolic exuberance of a ra...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
We have likely received an early lesson in how the upcoming spring state legislative session will play itself out with new Republican Governor Bruce Rauner and a Democratic General Assembly.The Democr...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Brent and Kendra Boesdorfer are passionate about coffee: its endless nuances of flavor that depend on location, terroir (soil), altitude; as well as growing, harvesting, processing and roasting...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

The lost art of political invective

 Spiro T. Agnew came to Springfield in September of 1970 to make a speech. To that approximately half of the public not yet born in 1970, I must explain that Mr. Agnew was a vice president of the...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Call it “hick hop” or “country rap,” but whatever you aim to name this style of combining country lyric themes with rap production and attitudes, John Lee Smith, better known as Big Smo,...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
For the past 10 years the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been both learning and teaching that there’s a lot more to racism than some people not liking other people. See our cover story, “Ro...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am

JAMES C. CRAVEN Aug. 7, 1925-Jan. 12, 2015

Even as he tilted at windmills, James C. Craven, who died on Monday at 89, made a difference.As a state appellate court judge and proud liberal, he wrote a lot of dissents during his years on the benc...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
I had an amazing first date with this guy: dinner, a movie, a stroll around the park and a passionate good-night kiss. That was two weeks ago. Since then, I haven’t heard a peep. How was it awesome...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Last week, four of my brothers in ink were brutally assassinated as they sat down for an editorial meeting in the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical magazine. Their crime? Drawing cart...

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