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Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:02 am
 With Kevin Wasmer (vocals, guitar) and Sam Ganci (drums) as the core of the band’s hard-hitting, melodic sound for several years, the recently recharged Enamel added Nick Beal (bass) and Tyler...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:01 am
I hear trump visitedOur Fair City last nightconvention center filledheard people clappedwhen he vowed he’d notlet syrian refugees intothe country those clappersundoubtedly to a persondescendents of ...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:01 am
Last week I wrote about Paul Prudhomme, the chef who first brought Cajun cooking to America’s forefront. Below are three of my most favorite Prudhomme recipes.This is what Prudhomme made at Chicago�...
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 08:22 am
 In “Going for the fences” (Oct. 2, 2014) I noted that the moguls who rule the game were in a sweat. Both home runs-per-game and runs-per-game were 20 percent lower than the record-setting...
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015 08:07 am
 As much as I enjoy watching them, I dreaded the Cubs’ entry into the playoffs, because that would mean I would be compelled to watch them in every game. I am offended by any team that decor...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:21 am

Charlie Parker’s winning way to disguise English muffins

 To such names as A.L. Ide, Ira Weaver and George Celani (who in the 1980s invented an express air package service out of thin air!), we should now add to Springfield’s roster of distinguished...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:20 am
 In today’s so-called “democratic” election process, Big Money doesn’t talk, it roars – usually drowning out the people’s voice.Bizarrely, the Supreme Court decreed in its 2010 Citize...
Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015 12:19 am
 For months now, Gov. Bruce Rauner has said he won’t negotiate a state budget unless his “Turnaround Agenda” demands are met. In the meantime, he has slashed funding for the child care assi...


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