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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:17 am
Americans discouraged by the presidential campaign should read President Barack Obama’s essay, “The way ahead,” in the latest issue of The Economist. “Why have some on the far left and even mo...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:16 am
Once again, the city of Springfield is planning to demolish the old YWCA building to get the site ready for some potential new development. I questioned the validity of the city’s previous efforts o...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:15 am
 Don’t miss the inaugural Lincoln Film Festival, the brainchild of co-founders Brenda Chapman, Oscar-winning director of Disney’s Brave, and David Lanternman, owner of the Lincoln Grand 8 The...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:14 am
 Artistic producer Deke Sharon, best known for his vocal direction on Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 as well as his work on NBC’s hit a capella singing competition “The Sing Off” is hail...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:13 am
 Show your support for the Thomas Rees Memorial Carillon and the Washington Park Botanical Gardens by attending the 2016 Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The annual pumpkin party showcases the 2,016 J...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:12 am
A female friend of mine just broke up with her billionaire boyfriend. She told me she wasn’t happy. The guy is super picky about whether you put things back in exactly the right spot and doesn’t h...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:11 am

Fall beers abound

 This is not – repeat, not – a scientific exercise.Professional beer judges will, and do, say that discretion and restraint are necessary to properly judge ales, lagers, porters and so forth....
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:10 am
On Jan. 4, 1843, a throng of curious spectators packed the federal courtroom on the second floor of the Tinsley building in Springfield. Dozens of people – reportedly including newlywed Mary Lincoln...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:09 am

Caregivers, clients speak at emotional hearing in Springfield

 Tim Summer of Peoria doesn’t want a vacation from his son.Summer cares for his 22-year-old son, Seaver, who requires constant supervision because of his severe disabilities. That means Summer...
Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:08 am

State, feds levy big fines

 A Springfield nursing home with a history of problems is facing a six-figure fine from the government and a lawsuit from the widow of a man who died after being thrown from a van’s faulty whee...

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