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Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am

Finding ourselves gets harder all the time

 You would think that the one inarguable fact about Illinois is that it is a Midwestern place. Walt Hickey, a writer for Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight, commissioned a web poll of self-identifie...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
A couple of us picked the few remaining green beans and eggplants, while others harvested Swiss chard and white radishes. A grocery bag full of sweet potatos is what’s left of the plot of deep-green...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 IN MY EXPERIENCEThere is no denying that Michael Mayosky is a very talented artist. He painted the benches in front of Recycled Records and did a great job, although it took forever to get them...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 I have met Barack Obama twice. And I must say, I expected greater things.I have shaken hands with every president from Harry Truman to Obama. Some were memorable, some inspiring, some just guys ...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 In the U.S. alone, the cosmetics industry pulls in some $70 billion a year in sales of what’s commonly called “makeup.” But lipstick, blush, mascara, etc. are not the only kind of makeup t...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 The Illinois House Democrats launched their direct mail and TV program weeks earlier than the House Republicans in an attempt to knock the GOP candidates down before they even had a chance to st...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am

Gotham has always drawn Springfieldians to the bright lights

 It is natural in this season to think of New York City, but this year I have been thinking of it in a happier light than the 9/11 anniversary casts on it. I had reason to read the interview that...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Voters are turning out in record numbers for this year’s Best of Springfield survey. The ballot, beginning on p. 28, appears in the print edition for the last time this week, but online voting conti...

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