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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

OSSIE LANGFELDER Aug. 2, 1926-Oct. 21, 2015

Ossie Langfelder could have ended up in China. Or Decatur. Or any number of places besides Springfield, where he ended up mayor.He was not initially impressed with the capital city when his family mov...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

LOLA SUSAN LUCAS Jan. 5, 1954-April 25, 2015

 When Lola Lucas posted a personal in Riverfront Times, “Gomez, John Steed, Corwin of Amber seeks perchance Morticia, Emma Peel, Deirdre – raven-haired swf intent on sabbaticals to Britain,�...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:11 am
 Joy a holiday also-ran There’s no question that David O. Russell’s Joy has a great deal going for it. It sports an incredible cast, including key members from previous efforts Silver Linings...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:10 am

A Christmas memoir

 We lived in the country during the 1930s when I was a kid. We would do about the same thing every day, all summer long. Brother Jack and I would run to the front yard when we heard a car approac...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:12 am

Will Springfield pay for more and better music?

 Illinois Times invited a small group of area music promoters, booking agents and festival organizers to dinner at Obed and Isaac’s on Dec. 2 to discuss the presentation of live, original music...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:11 am
With children the annual return of that mysterious personage called “Santa Claus,” with his budget of gim cracks and appropriate presents, is full of excitement and is looked forward to with absor...
Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015 12:01 am
 Thu. Dec. 17Hillbilly Casino, Jukebox Casanova and SS WEB at Bar None, 245 S. Fifth St.Thu. Dec. 17Epsom, Naked Spirit, Heart Attack Man, Attic Saltat South Town Studios, 11th St. and South Gran...
Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015 12:12 am

Governor wants more revenue but spinning off taxpayer-owned assets and services is risky business and ultimately requires asking the tough question: “Why do this?” – A BGA Rescuing Illinois report

 When Gov. Bruce Rauner announced plans in October to sell the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago, he made a pitch worthy of his deal-making days in the private sector. “We’ve got to drive v...

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