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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 11:19 am
Though dystopia fatigue may have had something to do with it, I couldn’t help but come away from The Scorch Trials, the adaptation of the second novel in the Maze Runner series, feeling weary.&nbs...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 11:13 am
Perhaps the most surprising thing about Baltasar Kormakur’s Everest is that I watched it with a sense of fascination rather than emotional engagement.  This account of an ill-fated expedition...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:22 am

The fear of immigration in Illinois belies the facts

 Brother Trump is the savior come to rescue America, in the opinion of a majority of self-identified Republicans. On the stump he works crowds into a fever with his perorations against immigrants...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:21 am
 Meet Scott Walker, corporate whore and lousy gambler (with taxpayer money, of course).The Wisconsin governor says he should be America’s next president because he’s a proven budget whacker w...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:20 am

Address at the reopening of Dickson Mounds

 Rich Miller is on vacation.Eleven thousand years ago no human beings yet lived in the central Illinois river valley. The climate was cool and glaciers from the last great ice age still covered p...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:19 am
NECCESSARY NEGOTIATIONSSince Abraham Lincoln’s time, Springfield residents have relied on local newspapers to provide information and insight about local and state matters.Because Springfield is hom...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:18 am
 Three Springfield-area legislators told their audience at the Better Government Association “Idea Forum” at the Sangamo Club Tuesday they are as frustrated as anyone over the budget impasse....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:17 am
 In 1952, when I was entering second grade, my mother and I moved from my grandparents’ house to an old Victorian house on the corner of Douglas and Governor. Like many families in those days,...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:16 am
 This Thursday, bring your leashed pet(s) to Southwind Park and join the Animal Protective League, along with animal welfare organizations around the world, for a Remember Me Thursday pet walk an...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:15 am
 Music lovers will not want to miss this one-of-a-kind concert that brings two legendary musicians side by side in a stellar live performance combining blues and classical music. Join “harmonic...


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