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Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Of all the designated drinking events on the American calendar, none contains the unabashed sanction of society more than the Irish celebration known as St. Patrick’s Day. Thanksgiving Eve may...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
WISHING HOUSTON WELLI can’t understand why the “shredgate” issue, in the news for 18 months, suddenly became again newsworthy a week before the election. To my recollection, nothing has come out...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling out of control, says one lawmaker

 You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, tu...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates want fair share of gambling revenue

 Candidates for alderman in Springfield’s Ward 2 say they would fight for a residency requirement and to make sure their ward gets a fair share of money from video gambling.The two candidates s...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 There are some films that get past your better judgment. These are called “guilty pleasures,” movies that you can’t really defend from a critical point of view yet you enjoy despite the fa...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Senate Bill 57 recognizes today’s “modern family” by allocating parenting time and decision-making between both parents (see “Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law,” Marc...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 bovis poem #3 I know you have been on tenterhooks to hear the names of prize bulls well I won’t keep you waiting any longer Green Notch Segis Ginger was pretty good Highland Caesar Lochinvar d...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
Rock Island Lines, by Dean Klinkenberg. Published by Travel Passages, 2014. 258 pages.Reading mystery novels on a regular basis brings to mind the observation that “it’s not the wand that pulls th...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Join the Springfield Theatre Centre March 13-15 and 20-22 at the Hoogland Center for the Arts for an interactive fundraiser dinner benefitting the STC. For an unknown reason, Albert Doornale, an...

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