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Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Michael Higgins, owner of Maldaner’s Restaurant, 222 S. Sixth St. in downtown Springfield, received city approval this week to convert two parking spaces in front of his restaurant into a “parklet...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am

Rauner wants to give ailing Illinois a dose of California

It was sometime just after the new millennium, I think, that Illinois political leaders first started to resemble the first guy through the broken store window crying “Justice!” while looting a TV...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Named after a large rodent otherwise known as a groundhog or sometimes as a woodchuck, these fellers are a trio of dyed-in-the-wool, hillbilly honky-tonkers out to have fun and make music. Haili...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Last week’s NAACP-sponsored community forum on race relations has started a healthy discussion in Springfield. Once again it has raised the subject of minority hiring in the police department. Mayor...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked for went belly up. I haven’t been on a date all year. Friends try to set me up, and I keep giving excuses for why I can’...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• Police charged Arthur Avery, 30, with setting fire to an apartment building in South Daytona, Fla., after they located the arson suspect at a hospital where he was being treate...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Danville’s underground forest reveals the ancient past

 A warm, moist breeze blows through the swampy forest at what is now Danville, Illinois. An eight-foot-long millipede scurries by. Nearby, a dragonfly with a foot-wide wingspan zips through the 1...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Here we are a-moseying along through 2014 like nobody’s business, knocking on autumn’s door with a full week of September live music shows in our laps. The fairs are over, school is in sessi...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 THE WAR ON WARI would not consider myself of the same political bent as IT, or certainly Jim Hightower, but I make an effort to find IT each week so I can read his column. Mostly, I find his wri...

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