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Thursday, March 10, 2016 12:11 am

Visit Mason City for a movie, comedy and a down-home meal

 When I was in seventh grade, my friends and I got our parents to drop us at the local small-town movie theater on Saturday nights. We would buy tickets at an enclosed booth, shell out a quarter...
Thursday, March 3, 2016 12:10 am

A Rescuing Illinois report finds state executive and legislative Inspectors General lack power and resources to crack down on corruption. Is that the plan?

 It’s tough being a government watchdog in one of the nation’s most politically corrupt states.That’s the message from those who’ve run state Inspector General agencies responsible for un...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:01 am

Visual artists paint a more lively Springfield arts scene

 On Monday, Feb. 8, Illinois Times invited a small group of leaders in the Springfield visual art community to a luncheon at the Inn at 835 for the purpose of discussing the current state of pres...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:12 am

Vern LaGesse and Friends of Sangamon Valley work to preserve our natural heritage

 Wherever you are right now, odds are the world surrounding you is made of human-designed objects. With a stretch of the imagination, perhaps this world can become one of nature, filled with acre...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:11 am

JULIANNE GLATZ Sept. 11, 1953 - Feb. 4, 2016

 Julianne Glatz was many things.Food writer extraordinaire for Illinois Times. A mother of three. A singer talented enough that she performed in Carnegie Hall. She was even the French connection....
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:09 am

Legacy Audio makes noise outside Springfield

 They come from everywhere to these metal warehouse-like buildings with a gravel parking lot, hidden behind a plain-looking fourplex on Sangamon Avenue.Bill Dudleston, owner and founder of Spring...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:12 am
 In 2013, one out of every 266 people in Illinois was in prison. For African-American residents, it was one in every 68 people.That’s just one of the shocking facts illustrating the serious rac...
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 12:10 am

PHILIP J. ROCK May 4, 1937-Jan. 29, 2016

 Philip J. Rock, 78, former president of the Illinois Senate, died Friday, Jan. 29.  Rock, a Democrat widely regarded on both sides of the political aisle as a statesman, was an effective se...

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