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Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:02 pm
 Born in Dublin, Ireland, and now living in Philadelphia, Penn., John Byrne takes Celtic and American music of folk origins and keeps it alive by continuing musical traditions while making it all...
Wednesday, June 8, 2016 11:01 am

My dining adventures from around the world

 My most memorable dining experiences have ranged from the bizarre to the sublime. When I travel, I try to seek out and immerse myself in the local food and music culture. What makes a meal memor...
Monday, June 6, 2016 01:20 pm

Daniel Stowell returns to Lincoln Papers

Daniel Stowell is returning to work at the Papers of Abraham Lincoln project after more than a month on paid administrative leave, but it's unclear why he was placed on leave in the first place....
Thursday, June 2, 2016 11:56 am

Democrat says Mautino should step aside

State Sen. Laura Murphy, D-Des Plaines, says that embattled auditor general Frank Mautino should leave office due to a pending federal investigation into his campaign spending while a member of the Ge...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:20 am

Re-treeing Springfield means transplanting attitudes too

 Careful readers of his paper will know that Sustainable Springfield is encouraging businesses and landowners to allow the organization to plant native and/or non-invasive tree species on their p...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:19 am
2016 has certainly been an odd year for the political and corporate elites. They certainly couldn’t predict (and then subsequently stayed in denial about) the groundswell from the masses in terms of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:18 am
After what happened last week, it’s clearer than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Rauner could do to his members this fall. And Madigan has even less fear of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:17 am
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:16 am
There is no more apt description of the just concluded legislative session than Gov. Bruce Rauner’s: “Stunning failure.” He was pointing at the Democrats, as usual, but he is the one who failed...

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