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Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Fight continues over ALPLM

 Dysfunction and acrimony were on full display last week as state lawmakers in Chicago discussed the future of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum.Officials charged with running t...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Slogging through the season’s political ads

 William Shakespeare’s comedy As You Like It is famous for the line “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” Nowhere is that more evident than in political adv...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Johnson: The system is “destroying black America”

 A Springfield man is suing two city police officers in federal court for alleged racial profiling following a traffic stop in 2013.Samuel Johnson, who is black, says two Springfield police offic...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Parsons house under contract

 Batman had the Batcave. William Randolph Hearst had San Simeon. The Wicked Witch of the West had an honest-to-goodness castle. And embattled entrepreneur Jeffrey Parsons once had a getaway on th...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Having purposely kept myself in the dark regarding the central conceit at the core of Gillian Flynn’s best-selling novel Gone Girl, I approached David Fincher’s adaptation of it ready to be...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
When my Grandmother Platt put on her white linen dress and the hat that made her look like a duchess and announced that we were going shopping, it only meant one thing – a day of adventure “downto...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
the thin child perhaps nineleaning against the slim treeweeping her mother just deadthe mother who helped acollapsed pregnant friend intoa taxi to get her to a hospitalthe trip was in vain the womandi...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Indian Summer Festival from Lincoln Memorial Garden returns Oct. 11-12. This fun two-day event consists of family friendly activities with a seasonal flair. Kids will love the whimsical Fairy Ga...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Star Wars Reads Day will return to Barnes & Noble on Saturday, Oct. 11. This family friendly event will offer Star Wars readings, light saber demonstrations, a treasure hunt, giveaways, craf...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Along the river and through the woods, on a haunted hayride pulled by hearse you’ll go! The spookiest ride in town has returned to Riverside Park for its 15th year. The hayrides occur every Fr...

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