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Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 MORE THAN JUST PLAYA column on Springfield’s coming Kidzeum (“Having fun saving the world,” James Krohe Jr., Nov. 7) challenged the premise that play museums are a learning experience.Sure...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 The first Thanksgiving is often associated with the Pilgrims. More than two centuries later, President Abraham Lincoln was the first to make it official.This year marks 150 years since Lincoln�...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am
 Illinois union leaders are reportedly mulling several options about what to do in the governor’s race. But the only thing the leaders appear to agree on so far is that anti-union Republican ga...
Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2013 12:01 am

Thanksgiving and the War of 1812 in Illinois

 Thanksgiving is the time of year when some white people serve up a heapin’ dish of guilt. The season reminds us all of the circumstances of the founding of the nation, when it was the white pe...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 KING OF BLUESI read the review in Illinois Times today about B.B. King at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS. (“The thrill is gone,” Bruce Rushton, Nov. 18, illinoistimes.com). I thought I would share...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
 I could walk you to within very few feet, perhaps inches, of the exact spot I was on at 12:30 p.m., Nov. 22, 1963. I was on the Butler Elementary School playground playing Artillery Ball after l...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Election days can be dizzying – like trying to absorb a three-ring circus with all three acts going at once.In last week’s elections, the national media focused tightly on the center ring, where t...
Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
Back in mid-August, near the end of his summertime TV advertising blitz, Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner scored 14 percent in a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll of likely GOP primary vo...

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