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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:21 am
PREPARE FOR CIVIC DUTYWe’re about eleven weeks out from the Presidential elections. Are you on top of the issues and concerns you’ll address with the pull of a lever or the punch of a stylus on No...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:20 am
It looks like Tammy Duckworth is going to be our next U.S. senator, so we’d better start getting to know her. Sen. Mark Kirk’s ads against Duckworth are so shrill as to be unconvincing. Nobody bel...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:19 am
In 1935, It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis, was published. Lewis tells the story of how a populist demagogue with strong authoritarian leanings becomes president and eventually a dictator. Som...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:18 am
The Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company is on a mission to “make America laugh again.” Help them achieve their goal by attending one or both of their two-hour performances Aug. 26-27, at 8 p.m., in the...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:17 am
 The Springfield Celts Rugby Football Clubs are gearing up for their fall seasons, and you could be part of the action. The Springfield Celts Rugby Football Club was initially established as a me...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:16 am
When I was in my 20s watching “Sex and the City,” I saw the Samantha Jones character as a sexual role model – thinking I could have love-‘em-and-leave-‘em sex like her. However, even when I...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:14 am
 For a quick fix to get your kicks on 66, pile the family or friends into the coupe and head north to Atlanta, Illinois. Fewer than 50 miles from Springfield, Atlanta is chock full of enough Moth...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:13 am
 One of the loveliest places I’ve been in some time is Ryan’s Round Barn. Located six miles from Kewanee on Route 78, the barn is about two hours north of Springfield, near the entrance to Jo...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:12 am

Autumn theater in central Illinois

Fall into some great theater this autumn season.
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:11 am
 As the echoes of summer fade, autumn brings its own tune. There’s plenty of excellent live music in Springfield this time of year, from thrilling a cappella to the soulful oldies. Here’s the...


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