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Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:19 am
If you’re running for office anytime soon or if you currently hold office or are a “public figure,” please try to keep one thing in mind: So far, the only person to prove he can thrive by talkin...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:18 am
 RELOCATING MLK’S STATUEI recently came across the February 2017 edition of PURE NEWS USA. The article on the MLK statue took me down memory lane. There were three of us; Jimmie Treadwell, Lill...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:17 am
There is room for hope that the state Senate will do the right thing and pass the package of “grand bargain” bills over to the House, where there will be more bargaining and eventually, finally, a...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:16 am
 Recently I was talking with a small business owner about the privately purchased health care policy that covered the owner and spouse. They pay about $12,000 a year for a policy with a $6,000 de...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:15 am
 On Wednesday, March 8, join University of Illinois at Springfield alumna Samantha Drew Gordon for an ECCE Speaker Series presentation that explores how women can succeed and lead in traditionall...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:14 am
 On Tuesday, March 7, the University of Illinois at Springfield will present a panel discussion designed to clear up myths associated with immigration and provide a clearer understanding of the h...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:13 am
 On Saturday, March 4, join the Sangamon Valley Sinfonia Orchestra and Youth Symphony for their annual Winter Concert. The Sinfonia Orchestra will perform Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 4�...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:12 am
 A year ago, the woman who pet-sits for me began inviting herself over for dinner. We started going out about three times a week. I always paid for dinner. She never introduced me to her friends,...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:11 am

In an era of mainstream news cutbacks, ideological media step in

 In the 1980s and 90s, when state government coffers appeared to be overflowing and the political parties worked together, the Statehouse press corps numbered in the 40s. Its size made “Illinoi...
Thursday, March 2, 2017 12:10 am

At Illinois Beef Expo, DNA testing lets bull buyers ‘look under the hood’

 The Annual Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale on Feb. 23 during the 29th Illinois Beef Expo was pretty predictable. And the genetic testing that made that predictability possible was good new...

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