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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

BOB BARTLETT March 7, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2015

 My stepfather was not a super man, or a super dad for that matter. Who he turned out to be is rare enough. Bob Bartlett was an old-fashioned, decent fellow who kept his feelings, if not his opin...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

LLOYD INSLEE Jan. 21, 1947 - Jan. 13, 2015

 In 2001, our family bought a house owned by the one and only, slightly odd, mostly eccentric, ZZ Top look-alike Lloyd Inslee. He would spend each subsequent Thanksgiving and family gathering at ...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

OSSIE LANGFELDER Aug. 2, 1926-Oct. 21, 2015

Ossie Langfelder could have ended up in China. Or Decatur. Or any number of places besides Springfield, where he ended up mayor.He was not initially impressed with the capital city when his family mov...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

LOLA SUSAN LUCAS Jan. 5, 1954-April 25, 2015

 When Lola Lucas posted a personal in Riverfront Times, “Gomez, John Steed, Corwin of Amber seeks perchance Morticia, Emma Peel, Deirdre – raven-haired swf intent on sabbaticals to Britain,�...
Saturday, Dec. 26, 2015 01:07 pm
 This is week in my print column I dusted off a column from my old Prejudices series that recalls the demolition in 1978 of the Hotel Abraham Lincoln. I was pleased therefore  to learn that ...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:21 am

Should children be permitted in cultural venues?

 While visiting an old friend in Evanston last weekend, I attended a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at Northwestern University’s Millar Chapel. It was typical of such performances – hard benc...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:20 am
 Aah, ‘tis the season for family, friends, eggnog, chipmunks singing Christmas carols – and all-out, no-mercy, blow-’em-all-to-hell war.Not war like in Afghanistan. No, no – this is the f...

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