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Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:05 am
Never let it be said that Chris Hembrough, president and CEO of the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, is a man who doesn’t put his money where his mouth is. After reading a recent Illinois Ti...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:04 am
 It comes as no real surprise that director James Mangold draws comparisons between the X-Man character Wolverine and the classic Western gunfighter Shane in his latest film, Logan. Among all of...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:03 am
 With St. Patrick’s Day falling on a Friday in 2017, our celebration of all things Irish and Celtic stretches for more than a week. Since the long-running St. Patrick’s Day Marching Band Para...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:02 am
 Our longest-running Celtic-influenced band continues performing like nobody’s business during the St. Patrick’s Day celebration in Springfield, albeit with a new lineup in action. Though the...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:01 am
first 100 days poem # 3hurray, hurray, let’s trumpitfor our brave new world! we can dump mountain tops into streams again we can use all  the coal we can mine and all the oil we can pump or buy...
Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:01 am

On longevity and politics

 I had a transformative experience recently. I was standing in my late wife Julianne’s teaching kitchen next to my daughter (and fellow IT food columnist) Ashley Meyer and longtime friend Chef ...
Wednesday, March 8, 2017 08:42 am

Cop contacted several pathologists to find experts

After failing to persuade Dr. Jessica Bowman to establish a cause of death for Cory Lovelace, Quincy police detective Adam Gibson went searching for other pathologists. He found several. Dr. Ja...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 09:26 am
 You really ought to go see "Shifting Sands: Springfield's Architectural Legacy, Part 2," a photographic portrait of a changing Springfield. Co-curated by the excellent Erika Holst, a regula...
Tuesday, March 7, 2017 09:25 am

Lovelace murder trial enters second week

The ex-wife of a former Adams County prosecutor charged with murdering his wife in 2006 testified Monday that the defendant was physically abusive and suggested strongly that he was a killer."I don'...

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