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Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Rauner continues tradition of dodging the press

 Last week was a turbulent one in the media for Gov. Bruce Rauner. He dodged questions from journalists, took questions from union adversaries, and held a press conference for an empty room. Raun...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Youthful businesses crowd-source a nonprofit

 Over the years there have been many attempts to revitalize Springfield’s long-dilapidated Southtown neighborhood, including having it designated by the city council “a housing and urban rede...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 Alex Garland’s Ex Machina is a film that revolves around appearances, all of them deceptive. But none more than the movie itself, as its promise of the new is nothing but a lie. Sporting a hig...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 “As goes the leadership of the top 100 cities, so goes the country’s economic future,” suggests Jim Clifton, Gallop CEO, in The Coming JOBS War. “Fixing America’s biggest problems and ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
what a weekend all us lincoln loverslocal and out-of-towners unitedthe effort was worth it people wererespectful from where we were onfourth street stood silent as the hearsewent by its black ostrich ...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 According to the press release, “The Fat Ass 5K and Street Party for Charity is not your grandfather’s 5K. Unless your grandfather is cool. Then it’s totally his 5K.” The 3.2-mile race r...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 The Springfield Civic Garden Club brings knowledge, expertise and May flowers to the livestock section of Illinois State Fairgrounds Sale Barn 26 this Saturday, May 9, from 8 a.m. until noon. Th...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
The Powers That Be are very unhappy with you and me. They’re also very unhappy with senators like Elizabeth Warren, activist groups like Public Citizen, unions like the Communications Workers of Ame...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
The new legislative “working groups” designed to hammer out compromises on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s “Turnaround Agenda” finally began meeting in secret last week. At least one of them got a bit h...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 Yes, I know that asparagus is available in groceries these days pretty much year round, but it’s still something best enjoyed in spring, just plucked as it shoots from the earth in nearby fiel...

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