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Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

A play tells the story of pioneers at Clayville

Prairie Dreams: The History of Clayville and Its People. Dates and times: July 4, 6 p.m., July 5, 7 p.m. July 6, 3 p.m. Admission: Adults (13 and over) $13.50. Seniors and veterans $11.50. Youth (12 a...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 As we wrap up the last weekend in June 2104 (just so you know how fast we’re spinning), the bands are back and the bars (and other venues) are booming. Let’s take a look-see.Back in the earl...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
INFLATION CESSATIONIn the June 19 Illinois Times, Jim Hightower urges raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour (“A bold shift in America’s minimum wage debate”). But why raise it to onl...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

New rule would protect seasonal waterways

 It has been on the books since 1972, but the federal Clean Water Act has always been a bit unclear about exactly which waterways it protected. That’s set to change with a rule proposed by the...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Medical school claimed employees no longer belonged to union

 They took a firm stand, and then they promptly retreated.In late April, SIU School of Medicine in Springfield surprised about 230 employees by not deducting their union dues from their paychecks...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

SJ-R owner back on buying spree

 GateHouse Media, parent company of the State Journal-Register, is back in a buying mode, having recently made a deal to acquire the Providence Journal in Rhode Island, according to recent media ...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Walking man stops in Springfield

 In the world of Hinduism, orange is the color of renunciation. To dress like a pumpkin is to announce that you’ve spurned possessions, wealth, even family.In the world of cops, orange is the c...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am

Hoop Journey is more than just basketball

 It’s already warm outside at 85 degrees on a breezeless summer evening in Springfield, but inside the gym at the Boys and Girls Club, it seems even hotter. The gym, sans air conditioning, is f...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Film critic Gene Siskel once put forth the notion that reviewing comedies was a useless exercise. He felt that comedy was a subjective genre and that while he might think something was funny, ot...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Em...

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