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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
On Nov. 15, the open enrollment period will begin under the Affordable Care Act, giving Illinois residents an opportunity to shop for health care coverage that could have a major impact on their physi...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
50 degrees when I swimthis early sunny augustmorn a stiff north windbut these choppy wavesare the same temperatureas yesterday and last week while I dry off on the hillI am gladdened to seebefore...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield author’s latest mystery is a satisfying read

Widow, by Martha Miller. Bold Strokes Press, 2014.With Widow, her sixth book, Springfield novelist Martha Miller has created a page-turning mystery, suspenseful and moving. When Judge Bertha Brannon�...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Independent films will be shown in Springfield this weekend at the 13th annual Route 66 Film Festival. This Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., r...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 This Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7-9, the Royal Hanneford Circus descends on the Prairie Capital Convention Center to offer six dazzling circus performances, presented by the Springfield Ansar S...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Yesterday, the famed Beatles tribute show band, makes a stop at the Hoogland Center for the Arts for one night only, this Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Formed by Lennon impersonator Don Bellezzo,...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Back then it was worse

 After enduring the barrage of political ads spewed forth during the recently concluded election campaign, one starts to wonder if the tone of the political debate could sink any lower, and if ca...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
OK, that’s it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me when covering the avarice and arrogance of corporate power! The monopolistic grabfest has now turned personal. It’s about beer, the nourishing nectar...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could’ve written two columns, but I’ve been kinda busy, so let’s talk about one of the weir...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve always despised cold cereal, even as a child. Occasionally I’d be seduced by cheery cartoon characters on commercials and nag my mother into buying Fruit Loops or Rice Krispies. But aft...

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