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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...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am

Farmers markets prove remarkably durable

 It’s farmers market time. I’ve washed and starched my reusable shopping bag and hope to be first in line to buy a fine lettuce that reliably voted for the Green Party until the day it was pl...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 Remember those entertainment relics called “lounge singers” who could somewhat sleazily, but mostly cheesily, easily charm the pants off a mannequin? Bill Murray famously portrayed one in th...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner was front and center at the Lincoln funeral reenactment events last weekend, proclaiming his admiration for Abraham Lincoln and his ties to Springfield where, the governor said, Linc...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for most men chivalry is dead. Maybe feminism killed it, and maybe men have just gotten lazy. Well, I was staying over at a (platonic) mal...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
Curses, foiled again• A funeral procession thwarted a man’s attempt to rob a 79-year-old woman in San Antonio, Texas. “We were going really, really slow, so as we passed this bus stop, there was...
Wednesday, May 6, 2015 12:49 am

Captain cites racism, corruption

Capt. Jonathan Davis, head of the Springfield Park District Police Department, has quit. In a letter of resignation dated today, Davis said that the district has retaliated against him for speaking out about corruption and racism....
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Historian Richard Wightman Fox, contributor to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum’s blog and author of the recently published book Lincoln’s Body (W.W. Norton, 2015), made a...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
 Welcome, as we wind our way into the month of May, where the outdoor music starts seeping in and the festivals and fairs are not far away.Let’s start this week off with a howdy-do to the Curve...

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