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Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:02 am
Hailing from the river town of Quincy, this blues, country, Southern rock and classic rock quintet takes on songs familiar to average Midwest music lovers, then gives the tunes a slight twist to make...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:01 am
my sister went to morning kindergartenin an emergency one day our mom asked ifpatsy could go in the afternoon pat told meabout it many years later “I loved kindergartenthe toys, the things to draw o...
Thursday, June 22, 2017 12:01 am
 My obsession with cooking outdoors over fire must have been carried forth in the DNA from my primal ancestors. Grilling adds depth and complexity to vegetables in a way that can’t be achieved...
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 12:28 am

Cop suspended for fight files claim

Samuel Rosario, the Springfield police officer charged with official misconduct and battery after fighting a man while on duty in February, has filed a complaint with the Illinois Department of Hum...
Friday, June 16, 2017 05:35 pm
 A pleasant surprise today -- a box full of copies of my new book, fresh from the printer. After some 40 years, the thrill of seeing one's name in print has faded, but I confess that openin...
Friday, June 16, 2017 11:09 am

Defense attorney helps subdue defendant

James Grimaldi, a Lincoln lawyer, got a continuance the hard way on Wednesday when he helped subdue a defendant in the Logan County courthouse who ended up in an ambulance A courthouse security...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:19 am

How should the state deal with dead documents?

 Having found itself unable to solve the state’s big problems, legislators the other day took up a small one – the agreement to spend $2.4 million over five years for space in a converted fur...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:18 am
 Donald Trump missed the opportunity to become a General Patton-style military commander and glorious war hero back in the Vietnam era. He surely would’ve been the greatest ever in history!But,...
Thursday, June 15, 2017 12:17 am
 As we’ve all seen over the past several months, Gov. Bruce Rauner is adamantly refusing to provide any help whatsoever to Chicago, which is struggling mightily under the weight of years of fis...

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