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Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

The biracial Run The Jewels played the night of the grand jury decision

 On Monday, Nov. 24, I was faced with a quandary. Several months back, a friend had gotten us tickets for a nightclub concert scheduled in St. Louis that night by high-profile rap duo Run The Jew...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
One of the enduring myths in American legend is Abraham Lincoln’s first love, a New Salem girl named Ann Rutledge. The subject remains hotly debated among Lincoln scholars today. The relationship �...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
Thanksgiving – a time of grace and family sharing – will start with an extra-graceful act from the White House this year.Just as every president since Lincoln has done, Barack Obama will grant cle...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Variations can be found worldwide, although they’re most common in Europe. And it’s a safe bet that the roots of those found in other parts of the planet are from there, too. Holiday yeast b...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The General Assembly is poised to do something about bobcats running rampant by allowing hunters to shoot or trap the varmints for the first time since the 1970s, when a dwindling population for...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield is a pretty big deal, which is why Godfather’s Pizza decided to test a new product here and in Chatham, Decatur and Pekin. The nationwide pizza chain rolled out its new pretzel-cru...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am

New approaches promise safer streets for walkers

 Most unexpected turns to the right put someone in jeopardy – the Republicans’ insistence on spending cuts for federal health research is but one example – and that is as true on the street...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Utilizing acoustic instruments in a bluegrass-folk-pop-ish style, the five players in ClusterPluck (don’t you just love saying that name?!) bring it on and score high. Chris Rader (vocals, ban...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
It seems downtown Springfield has been discovered by billionaires, and that’s a good thing. Bruce Rauner, who says he’ll fix up the governor’s mansion and move in, was spotted relaxing at the Br...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 My girlfriend says she likes that I’m smart but says I can be “on” too much of the time. For example, if someone pronounces a word wrong or uses it incorrectly I’ll correct them. If they...

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