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Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:20 am

Illinois needs a new state song for a new era

 You know how some songs seem just right for the moment? Charles H. Chamberlain and Archibald Johnston’s isn’t. The state of Illinois made their “Illinois” the official state song in 1925...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:19 am
 The most shocking thing about “Brexit” – the British people’s resounding vote to pull their country out of the European Union – is that it came as such a shock to the British establish...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:18 am
 Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan rose to give his customary year-end speech after the House had concluded its business last week and pointed his finger right at Gov. Bruce Rauner.For month...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:16 am
 ROUNDABOUTSSeveral years ago, the recently retired and greatly missed Dave Bakke of The State Journal-Register wrote an article expressing his concern about what he considered to be the excessiv...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:16 am
 If you think Gov. Bruce Rauner is having trouble getting his Turnaround Agenda approved, try backing significant garbage reform in Springfield. Though earlier mayors (Karen Hasara, Tim Davlin) t...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:15 am

Public servant, writer, raconteur

 IT readers and Springfield residents in general have lost a good friend with the untimely passing of Illinois Times guest columnist Phil Bradley. Bradley, 72, of Chatham, died June 27. At one ti...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:14 am
 This July, take in one of Broadway’s hottest musical comedies. The Legacy Theatre is proud to present Sister Act: The Musical, based off the 1992 cult film favorite starring Whoopi Goldberg. S...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:13 am
 The land between The Rail Golf Course and Business 55 in Sherman will be the site of Sherman’s Homecoming celebration this Friday and Saturday, July 8-9. The fun begins on Friday at 5 p.m. wit...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:12 am
I’m a 44-year-old woman who’s been dating a successful actor for a year. When we met, he told me he was 35. Well, in picking up a prescription for him, I discovered he’s actually 42. I’m relie...
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:10 am

Backed by conservative activists, an upstart legal practice battles against Illinois public sector unions while synching up with the governor’s reform movement, a Rescuing Illinois report finds.

 A small and obscure law firm backed by powerful forces sympathetic to what critics say is Gov. Bruce Rauner’s anti-union agenda is on the front lines of a groundbreaking government vs. labor m...

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