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Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
 Boasting the largest population of Irish descendents in the Midwest, Chicago’s a good place to come from if your thing is playing Irish music. That’s exactly the case for The Tossers, a sout...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
Mayor Mike Houston lost Tuesday’s primary election, but he can hold his head high for running a campaign focused on the issues and his record as mayor, which isn’t nearly as bad as the final vote ...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
 There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers and I go for drinks. She’s hot, smart and fun, and I really like her and want to ask her out. The problem is that when she laughs, s...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police thought Luis Moreno Jr., 26, was driving solo in a carpool lane in Fort Lee, N.J., but when they stopped him, he showed he was legal by pointing out two men in the back...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Intemperance Cocktail Consulting Service can mix your drink and tell you its history

 Edward Burch of Springfield can fix an extraordinary Martini with dry rye gin, blanc vermouth, and old-style Boker’s Bitters while recounting the drink’s unique history and the nuances of ea...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 In looking for a snappy headline about Del McCoury, I landed on “indelible” to describe the 76 year-old musician and entertainer. The definition of “making marks that cannot be removed” ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 MORE POLICE DIVERSITYIn 1972, the Illinois State Police hired a young, black state trooper from Rockford to join the force in District 15. He returned to Rockford to patrol the tollway from Rock...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral plans in flux

 The reenactment of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of that event is not coming together in the usual way for an occasion that organizers promise will be once in a lifetime.N...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Prison reform advocate leading state agency

 Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to reduce Illinois’ use of incarceration. His commitment to prison and sentencing reform is evident in the person he hired to crunch the numbers.Until recently, John Ma...

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