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Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
“Frances Platt, whatever happened to that wonderful mind of yours?”That was Miss Elizabeth’s greeting to my mother after not seeing her for years. The question was asked in a booming voice heard...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 wow the biggest event of the spring I’vejust been watching 2000 runners streampast my door all colors ages sexes plumpskinny a few kids with parents a fewparents pushing babes in wheelies sawa...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 On Saturday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m., violin and fiddle virtuoso Jeremy Kittel joins the Illinois Symphony Orchestra for a performance of Evan Chambers’ “Concerto for Fiddle” and Stravinsky...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 The second annual Central Illinois Junior First Lego League Expo will be Sunday, April 12, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., in Cass Gymnasium at Lincoln Land Community College. The expo showcases the wo...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 This spring, local foodies will enjoy the return of Slow Food Springfield’s annual morel mushroom dinners. The dinners will be served Friday, May 1, and Saturday, May 2, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., a...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
And away we go – off on another crazy cruze with Ted.Cinch up your seatbelts, for Sen. Ted Cruz (fueled by his raw ambition and flaming jet-powered ego) has come screeching out of the GOP’s presid...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 “What’s your favorite cuisine?” It’s a question I’m frequently asked – and one I’m never comfortable answering. Do I really have to choose? My answer at any given moment may depend...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Should the State of Illinois sell the Thompson Center?

 News came last week that the liberty-loving Mr. Rauner wants to free the people of Illinois from the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. He took steps to establish its fair market value, thus t...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 Arlin Peebles has composed songs and played in bands (Cleanray, Young Loves) for nearly two decades and spent the last eight or so years working on songs that made it onto his first solo release...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
Jim Langfelder’s decisive win for mayor should give him the confidence to breathe energy into city hall. His first order of business is to recruit new leadership for City, Water, Light and Power, wh...

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