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Thursday, July 23, 2015 08:12 am
 In “Town character,” my recent column about the hometown as hero in mid-Illinois books, I noted that towns, like people, have different personalities. They are born, grow old and die. In ...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:22 am

Springfield must adopt a sunnier outlook

 Everybody’s very happy’Cause the sun is shining all the timeLooks like another perfect dayI love L.A. – “I Love L.A.” by Randy NewmanFor years, people measured the deficiencies of life...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:21 am
 Already, results of the first election of the 2016 presidential race are in!It’s the Money Primary, controlled not by voters, but by super-wealthy donors. In this exclusive election, Jeb is wa...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:20 am
 House Speaker Michael Madigan told reporters earlier this month that he’d had a “frank discussion” with Gov. Bruce Rauner, “and I gave him good, solid advice.”Word is, that advice had...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:19 am
 ELECTRONICS GLITCHI was one of hundreds of Springfield residents who tried but was unable to recycle my electronics at the fairgrounds on Saturday morning. I arrived at 10:30 and waited in line...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:18 am
 Voters always complain that political campaigns are too long, but it is in the course of a long campaign that a candidate’s true character, or lack of it, often emerges. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:16 am
 Did you know that central Illinois is home to nearly 300 different kinds of insects? Some of them you’ve undoubtedly seen, like the glamorous firefly or the annoying mosquito. But some of them...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:15 am
 Calling all future baseball stars: If you want to learn the fundamentals of the game from some of the best teachers out there, check out the Free Youth Baseball Clinic on July 25. The clinic wil...
Thursday, July 23, 2015 12:14 am
 What better way to wrap up a fun-filled weekend than watching the sun set while listening to a local band play the classics? The Springfield Municipal Band’s Sunset Concert offers exactly that...

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