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Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 poetrywall poem # 1My granddaughter, Cressida, wrote this poem on the Poetry Wall of our summer cabin when she was 10. She added a drawing of a cat calmly walking away, a dead bird on the ground...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 The Round Barn: Volume Three. Beloit City Press, 475 pp. $24.95Upon finishing volume three of The Round Barn, a Biography of an American Farm, I am envious. I want to become a time traveler – ...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Come on down to Sangamon Auditorium on Monday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m. for The Price is Right Live, an interactive production of the hit TV game show by the same name. This high-energy stage show...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Celebrate the biodiversity of Illinois at the Illinois State Museum on Saturday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This free event is designed to raise awareness for the wide variety of plant and animal...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 On Saturday, Nov. 15, from 5-7 p.m., join Africans in Central Illinois and Grace United Methodist church for a night of African culture, fun and support of a worthy cause, the Doctors Without Bo...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 A stunning surprise coming out of this year’s elections is that the most dominant contenders were not glad-handing braggarts, but the least likely of participants: shy people. Indeed, these we...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 Bruce Rauner out-performed his fellow Republican Bill Brady’s 2010 gubernatorial election performance in every region of the state last week. As I write this, with less than half a percent of ...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Food columnists, Julianne Glatz, Springfield, Illinois Times, Chef, Chicago restaurateur extraordinaire Kevin Boehm, chefs, restaurant life, Ratatouille, Jon Favreau, Carl Casper, Roy Choi, Los Angeles, Miami, Dustin Hoffman, Twitter, food truck, Cubano s

 I first heard about Chef, the movie, months ago from Springfield native and Chicago restaurateur extraordinaire, Kevin Boehm. “It’s about the restaurant business,” he said. “Hope they ge...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Roy Green loves trees. The New York state native is director of stewardship and sustainability at materials company Gunlocke, and he says growing up around his grandfather’s heavily forested estate ...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
Abraham Lincoln and the state lottery go together like, well, let’s face it. They don’t go together at all. But that hasn’t stopped House Speaker Michael Madigan, D-Chicago, from tacking an over...

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