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Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Let’s switch colors this week from green to blue as we move from the Irish into blues territory. Lots of other things are going on as usual, but we should take a moment to comment upon the blu...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 RECENT RESIGNATIONSI would like to address recent events that concern me and many others with whom I have spoken. These events are the three recent resignations of local elected officials in the...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Funeral reenactment runs into problems

 While organizers scramble for money, some Civil War reenactors are outraged about changing plans for the re-creation of Abraham Lincoln’s funeral on the 150th anniversary of his passing.Reenac...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am

Groups calling for higher taxes on wealthy

The Capitol dome echoed with chants of “We are the 99 percent,” “Whose money? Our money” and “Tax the rich.” Every so often, a hush fell over the crowd as they raised their fists in solida...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Do we really need another version of Cinderella? I didn’t think so until I saw Kenneth Branagh’s ravishing new rendition that’s buoyed by a reverent approach, perfect casting and a sumptuo...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
My family bought our house in 1925. At the time the address was 1207 West Grand Avenue South. During World War II the street name was changed to MacArthur Boulevard. Now, 90 years later, we are gettin...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
make a serious stab at accounting forthese two books’ incredible longevityinfluence popularity (even though fewread them these days and knowing themis the mark of an educated person)not many childre...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 The Springfield Figure Skating Club’s annual Spotlight on Ice returns to the capital city this weekend for three dazzling performances. The theme of this year’s showcase is “It’s Magic�...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 This Saturday, March 21, at 7 p.m., join the Springfield Handel Society for a performance of the Easter portion of Georg Frideric Handel’s “Messiah.” Written by G.F. Handel in 1741-1742, t...
Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
 On Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. join the University of Illinois Springfield’s ECCE Speaker Series for a Women’s History Month presentation on the exploitation of girls and women via sex traf...

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