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Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:08 pm

Is the state spending too much to restore the Statehouse?

Ordinarily, I would be thrilled that so many people were discussing the merits of the ongoing historical restoration of the Illinois Capitol. Except they aren’t. They’re discussing “...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 05:06 pm
Warning: Agribusiness is in the lab again, molesting the “molecular machineries” of Mother Nature’s tomatoes.Actually, it’s the already-machined, industrial tomato that lab tec...
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013 03:37 pm
Vachel Lindsay spoke at my mother’s graduation from Springfield High in 1931. I still have the program. Mom adored him. In her eyes he was young, reckless, exotic and incredibly talented. She wo...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:56 pm
REMEMBER THE ALAMO I have written letters to the editor on a variety of issues but have never written one appreciating food served by a local eatery. I am doing it the first time here. I just could no...
Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013 02:54 pm

Restoration makes the Statehouse too grand for politics

Soon, the West Wing of the Illinois Capitol will emerge after two years inside a cocoon of plywood and tarps. The structure was closed off, paradoxically, to make that part of the building both newer ...
Thursday, Sept. 5, 2013 03:37 pm
My life is a tribute to the American Dream. My business partner and I started with 300 record albums and a $20 booth at the local farmers market. That was nearly 34 years ago. Vintage Vinyl in St. Lou...

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