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Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:01 am
 Bread and I have always had a tenuous relationship. I had dreams of crusty artisan loaves and soft, pillowy rolls, but at a certain point, every attempt produced leaden bricks. It wasn’t until...
Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017 12:01 am
While many politicians were saying it’s too soon to talk about gun control, our Sen. Richard Durbin said it’s lawmakers’ job to answer tough questions. “Congress is complicit if it continues i...
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 09:39 am
On my recent visit to the main campus of the University of Illinois, in Urbana-Champaign, the presence of Chinese, Korean and Indian students was marked. The university’s recruiting of the Asian...
Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 09:08 am
Allow me to return briefly to the topic of metered street parking that I took up in September in "Parking smartly." A lot of people say to me, “We should have free parking, like Decatur.” ...
Friday, Sept. 29, 2017 12:54 am

Frank Edwards wants to replace Jimenez

Former Springfield alderman Frank Edwards wants to be a state legislator. Edwards confirms that he’s in the running to replace Rep. Sara Wojcicki Jimenez, R-Leland Grove, in the House of Repre...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 03:18 am
 Since the 1990s, Colorado Springs has been shaped by an inordinate number of right-wing institutions. Yet the Springs also is home to a hardy band of progressives.With Bernie Sanders bringing ne...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:21 am
There’s a sense of anticipation in Mike White’s Brad’s Status, one that unfortunately is never realized.  The writer/director’s previous films – among them The Good Girl, School of Ro...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:20 am
 I am among those many Americans who believe that this country needs more immigrants, not less. (See this column and this column and this column.) I recommend to you therefore a stimulating ...
Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017 12:19 am

An election is just another beauty pageant

 My favorite Miss America was Vonda Kay Van Dyke (1965), forever famous as the first  Queen of Atlantic City to use ventriloquism in the talent portion of the contest. She later wrote a seri...

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