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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Every week that governor-elect Bruce Rauner comes to Springfield he learns that the state’s fiscal condition is far worse than it was when he came the week before. This time he discovered a plan to ...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve got an intense attraction to this musician I’ve been dating for four months. He’s on the road a lot, plus he’s new to the city and recently out of a relationship. He says he’s not...
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police investigating a theft at a coin laundry in Great Falls, Mont., captured suspect Curtis Dear, 28, after following his footprints in the snow to a nearby residence. They f...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

From handed-down heirlooms to modern, whimsical designs, faith-focused décor items are some of the most cherished, unique items of the season.

 There’s no time like the holidays.They are a time of family, tradition and celebration – and of a very particular aesthetic. Wherever you live, from the Northeast to the Southwest, every hou...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Some gifts they want, and some gifts they want to return. Here’s how to be sure to give a great one.

 There are great gifts, and there are not-so-great gifts, and luckily for you, we know just what they are.If gift-giving gives you anxiety, here’s a bit of good news: 70 percent of people polle...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

James Armstrong, the internationally renowned bluesman, relocates to Springfield

 Believe it or not, Springfield, Illinois, is red hot for the cool blues. The capital city is home to one of the oldest blues clubs in the nation, hosts a nearly 30-year-old weekly blues performa...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Here we are moving through December like a kid through presents on Christmas morning. Per usual, we have a diverse and dandy assortment of doings to share with you this week.Word on the street s...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am
RECONSIDER CITY CROSSWALKSI read with interest James Krohe Jr.’s “Why did the pedestrian not cross the road” in Illinois Times (Dec. 4). The state has marked and posted at least three cross...
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Illinois balks at starting its own insurance marketplace

 Illinois lawmakers may have balked at establishing a state-run health insurance marketplace, but the controversial federal reforms known as “Obamacare” appear to be working nonetheless. The...

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