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Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
When it comes to Internet Service Providers and high-speed Internet, the consumer marketplace has hardly been a model of competitiveness. Some of us are lucky enough to be able to choose from two prov...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
Last December, Bruce Rauner appeared on a WLS Radio talk show program and revealed that he planned to form a new campaign committee to counter the power of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan.“We...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Lots of folks consider them an essential part of their Thanksgiving feast: A big dish of whipped sweet potatoes, topped with a thick layer of marshmallows, baked until the tops of the marshmallo...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
The Phoenix Center will observe Transgender Day of Remembrance tonight from 6 p.m. until 7 p.m. at the organization’s offices at 109 E. Lawrence Ave. The event has been growing nationally since its ...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
The Human Rights Campaign has confirmed what most of us already know: Springfield is a reasonably welcoming place for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. HRC is a national civil rights grou...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am

A drummer who hasn’t missed a beat in 90 years

 I can only barely keep time, but while I could never be a drummer I love to talk with my father about the drummer’s craft. He’s worked as a professional musician for 76 years now – he’ll...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 What sounds come to mind when gypsy-jazz music gets mentioned? If it’s soaring vocals, speedy guitars and swinging bass you are in the realm of the Chicago-based Fumée Gypsy Project. This las...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
This month’s Illinois Issues cover story on “Young black males” is recommended reading as the nation turns its attention again to Ferguson, Missouri. In the article by Maureen Foertsch McKinney,...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 If you are eager to eye an eagle this winter, head to Starved Rock State Park near Utica. Like swallows returning to Capistrano, bald eagles wing their way to the park every year, seeking fish f...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
 My husband’s been saving for a motorcycle, and I was excited about riding on the back hanging on to him – sexy and fun! But then he came home with a Vespa, the little Italian scooter. It jus...

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