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Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:06 am

Lawsuits over free speech continue as city seeks Supreme Court review

 The City of Springfield has agreed not to enforce a restriction on panhandling it adopted in September.The restriction was challenged on constitutional grounds by a Springfield panhandler who go...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:04 am
 What with their comedy Sisters being released on the same day as Star Wars: The Force Awakens, you can’t help but wonder what its stars Tina Fey and Amy Poehler did to doom their film to such...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:03 am
 Here we are full of holiday spirit, and hopefully spirits too, ready to finish off the holiday season with Christmas and next week’s New Year’s Eve. This year our weekend is a bit off as the...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:02 am
 Considered by many as one of our area’s music-making treasures, Jaigh Lowder and Jill Manning play original songs at an exceptional level of composition and performance. Jaigh’s guitar prowe...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
christmas lullaby(My mother wrote this lullaby for myoldest sister, on her first Christmas,1925. You may remember this; I’ve printed it before. Music on request.)Sleep, little baby, the daylight is...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am

Muslim sweets for holiday treats

 “I know Muslims don’t celebrate Christmas, but…” I said. “Actually, we do,” replied Ali Nizamuddin. Of course. I’d forgotten that Islam teaches that Jews, Christians and Muslims ar...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has been telling us how lousy it is to live in Illinois, what with its awful business climate and terrible economics, for so long that we almost started to believe him. Then, the hel...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:01 am
Did you know Illinois has a registry of big trees? Maintained by the University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the registry lists more than 70 trees that repre...

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