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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:18 am
After what happened last week, it’s clearer than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Rauner could do to his members this fall. And Madigan has even less fear of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:17 am
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:16 am
There is no more apt description of the just concluded legislative session than Gov. Bruce Rauner’s: “Stunning failure.” He was pointing at the Democrats, as usual, but he is the one who failed...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:15 am
This is an edited version of remarks Paul O’Shea delivered to the Citizens Club May 27.I agree when Bob Gray says that the 1925 Myron West City Plan of the City of Springfield was exemplary. This wa...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:14 am
 For the third year in a row, The Jewish Federation of Springfield, alongside a handful of community supporters, presents its annual film series. The series kicks off on Thursday, June 2, with a...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:13 am
 The SOHO 10K run/walk was added to the SOHO Music Festival lineup in 2014 and is a healthy addition to the SOHO activities. The 6.2-mile point-to-point race will occur on Saturday, June 4, at 8...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:12 am
Last year The Dixie Swim Club, an unforgettable comedy about five women whose friendships began 33 years ago on their college swim team, enjoyed a successful run at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. S...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:11 am
 You’ll probably think I’m messing with you, but I swear I’m not. I am a man who has no desire to have sex. I was married, but after my wife got pregnant with our second (planned) child, we...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:10 am
 If Hollywood knows one thing it’s, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Actually, the phrase is “If we got a hit, let’s run it into the ground.” This practice is never more apparen...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:09 am

Medical marijuana wins big

 Backers of medical marijuana are hoping for a big boost since lawmakers and Gov. Bruce Rauner have agreed to extend and expand the state’s fledgling medical marijuana program, which has suffer...

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