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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:23 am

Was Downstate really a pop food laboratory?

 Writing about diners and diner food lately (see “Off the menu” and “Breakfast of a champion”) has left me hungry to know what other contributions to the nation’s waistline can be trace...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:22 am
If you are a presidential aspirant and you have to tell people that you are a person of integrity – there’s a very good chance that you are not.And those odds at least quadruple if you have to hir...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:21 am
The concept of a public meeting on Nov. 18 by the four legislative leaders and the governor sounds nice, but will it actually move the ball forward and break the months-long governmental imp...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:20 am
 LIGHTS NOT A PRIORITYInternet sites that facilitate the donation of small amounts of money by large numbers of people, known as “crowdfunding,” are a wonderful innovation.Many teachers, for...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:19 am
This was the week that the ice began melting at the Statehouse. Child care cuts were largely restored. Cuts to home care for seniors were reversed. Unemployment compensation reform may be on the way....
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:18 am

For Veterans Day, remembering one soldier’s strange journey from Illinois to Wales to the battlefields of Korea

 The most dangerous place in the world on Aug. 15, 1950, was the Pusan Perimeter. On that day, Second Lieutenant Bob Evans arrived in-country, part of the under-strength, poorly equipped and ill-...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:17 am
 On Thursday, Nov. 12, from 5:30-7:30pm, join local authors Barb Olson, John Knoepfle and Sandy Baksys as they sign and read short bits from their new books – The Aloe of Evening (poems) by Kno...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:16 am
 Throughout his career in Washington, Raymond LaHood has purported that partisan pettiness is hindering our nation’s ability to successfully face its challenges, which range from a crumbling in...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:15 am
 This Saturday, relax and enjoy a solo concert by classical guitar virtuoso William Yelverton. His acclaims and accolades are large in scope, including being named a Prize Winner in the Guitar Fo...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:14 am
 I’m a 31-year-old single guy with a problematic pattern. Women I ask out seem to love how I’m open and very complimentary from the start, but then, suddenly, they get cold feet. It seems tha...


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