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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
As the State of Illinois cuts back its financial support and hours of operation for parks and historic sites, volunteers and donors are more important than ever. Last week the New Salem Lincoln League...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
  SIMPLE TIMES, GOOD PEOPLEI just read Anita Stienstra’s Sept. 24 piece about George and Winnie Colin (Poetry, Etc. blog, “Remembering George Colin”). Throughout my 20 years in Springf...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
When my Grandmother Platt put on her white linen dress and the hat that made her look like a duchess and announced that we were going shopping, it only meant one thing – a day of adventure “downto...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
Some people have a myriad of recurring nightmares about being publicly embarrassed, such as rising to give a speech and realizing you know nothing about the topic – then realizing you’re naked.You...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 OK, so what we’re gonna do today is discuss some congressional races that you may or may not care about in order to talk about the governor’s race, which you probably do care about since you...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am

Is recycling food waste a fad or the future?

 As much as 40 percent of the food that Americans buys in the supermarket is tossed uneaten into the trash, according to estimates from the USDA and the federal EPA. Edibles go bad in the fridge...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Mddle East peace could begin in the Midwest, at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Why not? The historic progressive institution is thinking big and reaching wide by inviting Jimmy Carter, the fo...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 CUT WEB LOOPHOLESI fully agree with Jim Hightower in the “The darker side of amazon.com,” Sept. 25, where he notes that most online purchases, in effect, are subsidi...

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