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Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015 12:30 am

Democratic representative beats out Republican favorite

A bipartisan legislative panel will recommend a fellow lawmaker as Illinois' next auditor general.The panel met today in Springfield and narrowed a field of four candidates down to one: longtime Demo...
Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 02:02 pm

Original artworks on auction at fundraising event

 Art by Janet SgroThe artists of The Pharmacy Gallery & Art Space will be hosting Pharm Aid this Saturday, October 3, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.. It is the nonprofit group's second annual fundrai...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:21 am

Dead poets are better remembered in books than buildings

 The only class of people less happy to confront dead writers than high school sophomores are probably mayors. Dead writers cause more trouble in their hometowns than even the most factious of th...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:19 am
A poll and a speech may have hardened positions even further on both sides of the highly partisan and bitter state government impasse.The speech, by Chicago Archbishop Blase Cupich, you likely already...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:18 am
 GREENING THE COURSEI live out at Piper Glen and was very thrilled that Walters Golf Management is now on site to help recover this great course. It is nice to see sprinklers working again and ac...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:16 am
How did the racial stereotypes that permeate our society come into being?  What are the most effective ways to get beyond these stereotypes and build a society worthy of our national motto – E...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:14 am
 This Saturday, the Jacksonville Rotary Club’s annual Oktoberfest celebration celebrates a fifth year of fun, heritage and, of course, bier. Modeled after the 205-year-old Oktoberfest celebrati...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:13 am
 Enjoy the rich history of Lincoln’s New Salem State Historic Site during the annual Candlelit Walk Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, from 7-9 p.m. The village will be illuminated with campfi...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:12 am
 I’m very attracted to my co-worker – a self-described “happily married man.” We are “friends,” but he always has a warm hug, an interesting YouTube video or a poem or short story he�...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:11 am

Decatur’s Midwest Inland Port turns transportation into economic development for the whole region

 It all began with a napkin.The international food-processing company Archer Daniels Midland was paying $250 per shipping container to transfer its goods between two railroads in Decatur, and the...


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