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Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016 01:18 pm
 I graduated from Springfield High School in 1966. My classmates organized a 50th reunion for the same weekend that the Springfield High School building  turned 100. District 186 staged a...
Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016 01:40 pm
In "Refined, delicate and urban," I talked about the Centennial Building on the statehouse grounds, which was built to honor the first centenary of the founding of the State of Illinois. I, argued, ...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 01:13 am
 If you love classic country music, don’t miss Classic Nashville Roadshow, an authentic traveling roadshow featuring the songs of Dolly, Hank, Patsy, George, Merle and more. The touring concert...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 01:10 am

City pushes for Hunter Lake. Again.

 Not long after an epic drought, good news arrived.“After what Springfield went through in 1954, it is heartening to know that the city’s water supply will be wholly adequate for the next 20...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:20 am

Turning the state fair into an expo of real rural life

 When the Illinois State Fair was first staged in 1853, country people went there to see other country people. Later, city people went to see country people. These days  –  well, I’...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:19 am
 Corporate price gouging is never nice. But gouging people on the price of medicines they rely on to stay alive is worse than not nice – it’s predaceously evil.And if you think corporate mora...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:18 am
 Whenever you see a statement from the Democratic Party of Illinois, you can feel supremely confident that House Speaker Michael Madigan, the party’s longtime chairman, approves of the sentimen...
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016 12:17 am
 Ovarian cancer touches all women. It does not discriminate based on age, race or ethnicity. More than 22,000 mothers, daughters, wives and sisters will be diagnosed with ovarian cancer this year...

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