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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

BOB BARTLETT March 7, 1929 – Nov. 8, 2015

 My stepfather was not a super man, or a super dad for that matter. Who he turned out to be is rare enough. Bob Bartlett was an old-fashioned, decent fellow who kept his feelings, if not his opin...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:01 am

LLOYD INSLEE Jan. 21, 1947 - Jan. 13, 2015

 In 2001, our family bought a house owned by the one and only, slightly odd, mostly eccentric, ZZ Top look-alike Lloyd Inslee. He would spend each subsequent Thanksgiving and family gathering at ...
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...

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