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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 One of the more amazing spectacles in the days after the government shutdown ended was the obsession in Washington with who won and who lost in the showdown. Yes, the capital is focused on next ...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
The very fine public servant, Russ Feingold, cautioned against the steady slippage of our democracy toward autocracy back in October 2001, when he stood tall as the only U.S. Senator to vote against t...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
 The rich irony of Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan denouncing somebody else for attempting to be a “kingmaker” is so obvious and laughable that I can’t help but wonder why a guy who�...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am

Springfield’s Kidzeum promotes “health and wellness”

 If we are to believe the hype – and of course we are meant to believe it – the proposed Kidzeum of Health and Science will save the earth, rescue our children from disease and invigorate the...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 FILM FEST BACKGROUNDI was excited and pleased to see your article in the Illinois Times about the Route 66 Film Festival [Nov. 1 and 2 at Capital City Bar and Grill. Go to illinoistimes.com for ...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 1  all hallows eve sequencehow to cope with that word halloweena time before the day beforea time for welcoming a healthy hoursomething wholesome a pleasing scentlike bread baking in the ov...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 As Lily Tomlin has noted, “No matter how cynical you get, it’s almost impossible to keep up.” For example, imagine if a prestigious group announced that this year’s “World Environmenta...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
 As sponsors try to get the General Assembly to once again consider the issue of expanding riverboat casino gambling, there is growing concern about cannibalism in Illinois. New young casinos lik...
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013 12:01 am
Back when Richard M. Daley was Chicago’s mayor, hizzoner would hold a big, splashy press conference every year with cops and prosecutors and crime victims to unveil his new state gun control legisla...


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