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Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againRocco Tumbarello, 41, stole stuff from a home in West Boynton, Fla., authorities there said, but he didn’t get far. He lives across the street. The victim came home to find his 4...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Mike Houston reflects on 12 years as mayor

Having finished third in the Feb. 24 primary, Mayor Mike Houston is finished as mayor. But he isn’t categorical about running for elective office in the future, nor is he shy about defending his rec...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Of all the designated drinking events on the American calendar, none contains the unabashed sanction of society more than the Irish celebration known as St. Patrick’s Day. Thanksgiving Eve may...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
WISHING HOUSTON WELLI can’t understand why the “shredgate” issue, in the news for 18 months, suddenly became again newsworthy a week before the election. To my recollection, nothing has come out...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Video gambling out of control, says one lawmaker

 You can find them in gas stations, golf courses, restaurants, liquor stores and even a TV repair shop. More than 19,000 video gambling machines had spread across the state by the end of 2014, tu...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates want fair share of gambling revenue

 Candidates for alderman in Springfield’s Ward 2 say they would fight for a residency requirement and to make sure their ward gets a fair share of money from video gambling.The two candidates s...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 There are some films that get past your better judgment. These are called “guilty pleasures,” movies that you can’t really defend from a critical point of view yet you enjoy despite the fa...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 Senate Bill 57 recognizes today’s “modern family” by allocating parenting time and decision-making between both parents (see “Lawmakers move to update divorce, child custody law,” Marc...
Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:01 am
 bovis poem #3 I know you have been on tenterhooks to hear the names of prize bulls well I won’t keep you waiting any longer Green Notch Segis Ginger was pretty good Highland Caesar Lochinvar d...

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