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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:02 am
 Named after a well-traveled country blacktop south of Springfield, New City Road likes to mix it up with the audience, combining showmanship and comradeship of the band to reach listeners and br...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:01 am
 genesispoem #1I think our great maker had it okay maybe a little confusion about light and dark but on target until that sixth day I think things would be a lot better now and back through much...
Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:01 am
 My mind was on Jamaica when writing last week’s column for reasons that had nothing to do with its most famous dish: my new grandson, Peter. Although Peter was born in the United States, his b...
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 03:00 pm

Last-minute Bedrock 66 show promises soaring musical highs

  Robert Ellis will perform tonight at Bar None FOR FREERobert Ellis's second album Photographs was named one of the top 50 albums of 2011 by American Songwriter magazine.Matt Vasquez's ba...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 06:05 pm

David Bourland set to become exhibit manager

Mansion curator moves to museumDavid Bourland set to become exhibit managerThe curator of the governor’s mansion has been tapped to go to work for the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Mu...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 04:46 pm
  This is nowhere near what it was likeNot long ago, I had the honor of being asked to be the DJ at the wedding reception of some friends. OK, “DJ” might not be the most technically...
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 04:01 pm

Highlights from the second issue of Illinois Times

It didn't take long for Illinois Times to find controversy back in 1975. The second issue featured an exposé on Sangamon State University's internal struggle for power and self-determination, along with an angry letter against the ERA....
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 08:16 am
 In “Merge, right?” and “Honest, officer, I didn’t see it coming,” I ventured the opinion that the State of Illinois does not set the licensing bar for automobile drivers high enough...
Monday, June 22, 2015 02:23 pm
In "The razor blade in the apple," I examined Mr. Rauner's proposal to freeze property taxes, exempt local governments from the Prevailing Wage Act and allow those governments to limit wh...

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