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Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:03 am
 Sometimes the stars align and everything happens at once. Without a doubt, that day is Friday, Feb. 24. Not to say that more wonderful and terrific music doesn’t happen on other days, because...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:02 am
 A man on the move, Rockin’ Johnny has really been rocking in the past year. He relocated to California from Chicago, toured mainland Europe between Halloween and Christmas, promoted a CD, reco...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:01 am
first 100 days poem #2  parents, teachers, be advised –when we  confront them our savvy kids  can now tell us  oh those are just alternate facts you’ve heard about us © 2017 J...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:01 am

It could happen

 Back in the late 1970s my wife and I used to go out for a steak dinner to a tavern in Virden called Rockenbachs. We were newbie wine connoisseurs at the time and enjoyed drinking Lambrusco, a se...
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 09:13 am

Company reportedly on brink of bankruptcy

Gander Mountain, a Minnesota-based company that came to Springfield in 2009, is reportedly preparing to file for bankruptcy. Reuters has reported that the company, which is known for firearms sa...
Friday, Feb. 17, 2017 11:30 am
Frustrated that you are reliant on lyin' reporters to fact-check assertions by our lyin' politicians? Ever wonder how the pros decide whether a claim is mis-stated, misleading or downright false?Gua...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 05:20 pm
 Look, spring training just got underway this week, and I just don't have the time to make fun of Bruce Rauner's budget address, so I will leave you in the capable hands of brother Eric Zorn, o...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 02:19 pm

Historic sites would merge with DNR

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, now under the umbrella of the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, would become a standalone agency while the remainder of IHPA would merge wi...
Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017 12:21 am

Jari the gibbon raises old questions about zoos

Who would be a gibbon? Or, more to my present point, who would be a gibbon in a zoo? We learned this week about poor Jari, a 3-year-old gibbon at the Henson Robinson Zoo. She came into this world in a...

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