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Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:21 am
 One of the concepts used so effectively by Gov. Bruce Rauner’s campaign last year was what are called “OODA Loops.” I’m going to oversimplify because of space, but the idea, developed by...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:20 am
 FIERY DISGUSTI am thoroughly disgusted with Bruce Rushton’s article about the Springfield Fire Department (“Money to burn,” Dec. 10). It was incredibly one-sided and seriously lacking in i...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:19 am
 Through the pouring rain Sunday evening people came and kept coming by the hundreds to the mosque of the Islamic Society of Greater Springfield. The event was billed as an interfaith peace vigil...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:17 am
 In 2012 singer Chris Mann was brought to national attention as one of the top four finalists on NBC’s The Voice, thus beginning his career in the public spotlight. That same year he released h...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:16 am
 Join Mark Gifford and Damien Kaplan for their brilliant dual piano show, which was created as a celebration of the arts for First Night 2012. Gifford is pastor at Parkway Christian Church, Disci...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:15 am
 Richie Holiday did not grow up with a burning desire to be a comedian. He wanted to be an architect, but unfortunately he was terrible at math. A college professor suggested that Richie find som...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:14 am
I’m an unhappily married, 30-year-old woman. I’ve been with my husband for 10 years but we only got married seven months ago. We argue almost daily, and he spends all of his time working. Because...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:12 am

Will Springfield pay for more and better music?

 Illinois Times invited a small group of area music promoters, booking agents and festival organizers to dinner at Obed and Isaac’s on Dec. 2 to discuss the presentation of live, original music...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:11 am
With children the annual return of that mysterious personage called “Santa Claus,” with his budget of gim cracks and appropriate presents, is full of excitement and is looked forward to with absor...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:10 am

Outlook bleak for coal company

 Recent weeks haven’t been easy on Foresight Energy.The St. Louis-based coal company founded by Chris Cline, the mining baron who moved from Appalachia to Illinois a decade ago on the theory th...

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