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Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Carlock costs taxpayers millions

 Sangamon County sheriff Neil Williamson called me on Monday night, less than an hour after a county board committee finally deciphered writing that’s been on the wall for nearly seven years no...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am

Lawyers, guns and tequila

 There were neither gun-control advocates nor concealed-carry proponents nor anyone from Ferguson last Thursday in the courtroom of Sangamon County Circuit Court Judge John Schmidt. Just an out-o...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 While Magic in the Moonlight doesn’t rank as one of Woody Allen’s finer efforts, it certainly isn’t without its charms. Of course, one should keep in mind that the writer/director’s less...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 norwaypoem #2I am in norway how refreshing to be in a spot where everyone speaks a tongue that is not mine norwegian is a musical language light its phrases end in upbeats reflecting the country...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Kicking off a fast approaching fall festival season, the ever-popular Old Capitol Blues and BBQS has great blues music paired with a food favorite, barbecue. Put on each year by Downtown Springf...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 The popular Portuguese Rodeo Clown Company returns to the Hoogland Center for the Arts Aug. 22 and 23 with live improvised comedy theater. Get your tickets now by phone or online – these...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 A mere 30 minutes north of Springfield, the Lincoln Art and Balloon Festival, Aug. 22-24, combines small town charm with the magic of hot air balloons. The fun takes place at two locations, on t...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 Ah, August – that time of year when the going gets tough ... and Congress gets going.On vacation that is. And, to be fair, maybe Congress needs a vacation. All the stress of not passing laws a...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m not sure why, but the surprise appearance by former Gov. Jim Edgar at the Illinois State Fair’s Republican Day last week didn’t generate much media coverage. Despite the fact that Edga...

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