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Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015 12:01 am

Why it’s important to keep on coming

 It’s a scene that remains crystal clear from my produce farm (aka truck garden) days.It was a dark and stormy night. Actually, it was stormy that entire summer. Most fields had to be replanted...
Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2015 03:48 pm
 Downtown parking was in the news for about five minutes the other day, as it usually is this time of year when the annual Central Area Parking Survey is released by the Springfield-Sangamon Co...
Monday, Aug. 17, 2015 09:46 am
I have occasionally used my space in this paper to remark on the dearth of the scenic in most of central Illinois. In “Living in three dimensions” I observed in a helpful tone that whatever goo...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 02:10 pm
Springfield’s oldest-surviving house opens its doors and drawers to the public during a series of behind-the-scenes tours of Edwards Place this Saturday. Curator of Collections Erika Holst will guid...
Friday, Aug. 14, 2015 11:09 am

Koester used excessive force, falsely arrested woman, judge says

 U.S. District Court Judge Sue Myerscough has ruled that Sangamon County sheriff’s deputy Travis Koester used excessive force against a Springfield woman and falsely arrested her during a 2011...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 05:23 pm
 In “The needle and the records won“ I tried to make a case that doping in sports in inevitable and unavoidable, and that only cure is, in effect, to make it legal.   We don’t ...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:21 am

Getting labor back into politics

 Tell me, brother, don’t you understandWe’re all working for the Pharaoh“Pharaoh” Richard Thompson© BMG Rights Management US, LLCReform. Our problem is not that everybody talks about it...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:20 am
Earlier this year, music legends Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard teamed up to make a pro-marijuana video titled “It’s All Going to Pot.”And, apparently they were right, for I’ve now learned th...


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