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Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:01 am
now that I’m getting sorta oldI better make my apologies toyou kids while I still can andam fairly sane too late to say todemi but here goes for you otherthree: I never meant to hurtany of you but I...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:01 am
 When my Illinois Times colleague David Hine asked if I would devote a column to chilli in advance of the Super Bowl, my response was, “Sure, as long as I can spell it with two lls.” But trut...
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 11:55 am
Last week I remarked on a pretty good new book about corn and the Midwest from the U of I Press. (See “Where corn is god.”) I didn’t know it then, but when I became a magazine journalist ...
Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2016 10:51 am

Governor says Senate wants more time

  The nomination of Springfield attorney Don Tracy as chairman of the Illinois Gaming Board has been put on hold....
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 08:09 pm

Mautino spent big on election workers while unopposed

In the weeks leading up to the general election of 2010, Mautino spent $8,000 on poll watchers, plus $2,750 for precinct walkers plus an additional $2,050 for precinct workers. Quite a chunk of change, considering that Mautino was unopposed at the ballot box that fall....
Monday, Jan. 25, 2016 03:26 pm
 Back in June of 2015, in “The Razor blade in the apple,” I speculated about the likely effects if passed of Mr. Rauner’s ballyhooed property tax freeze. Among its provisions, the Rauner ...
Friday, Jan. 22, 2016 08:52 pm

Auditor general spent six figures at gas station

While a state representative, Illinois auditor general Frank Mautino spent more than $213,000 from his campaign fund at a Spring Valley service station in less than 11 years, according to reports filed with the Illinois State Board of Elections....
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 03:30 pm
 Illinois Times was gratified by the number of entires that we received for the Visitors Guide Cover Art Contest. We would like to thank all of the 56 participants who submitted entries. Your eff...
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 12:30 am
There’s a moment in the needless but seemingly obligatory Ride Along 2 in which everything clicks.  Reluctant partners and pending brothers-in-law James (Ice Cube) and Ben (Kevin Hart) are in...

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 Illinois Times was gratified by the number of entires that we received for the Visitors Guide Cover Art Contest. We would like to thank all of the 56 participants who submitted entries. Your eff...

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