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Wednesday, April 9, 2014 08:32 am
 Last summer, teacher, poet and recording artist A.D. Carson left Springfield to pursue his Ph.D. at South Carolina's Clemson University, leaving a notable gap in local culture (the fact that he...
Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:40 pm
 In the fall of 2012, I remarked (“They’re b-a-a-a-c-k”) on video evidence that confirmed the presence in a Morgan County woods of an adult cougar. The animal was then only the fourth know...
Monday, April 7, 2014 02:45 pm
This morning Rich Miller over at Capital Fax.com responded to a recent report comparing Chicago charter schools outcomes to those at the city's neighborhood schools. [The] over-emphasis on takin...
Friday, April 4, 2014 01:27 pm
Thinking about epistolary romancing for last week's column (Please mister postman), I wondered, Do romantic emails excite the same kind of response as the old-fashioned love letter? I used to t...
Friday, April 4, 2014 12:00 am

IT goes to photography contest reception

Guess where IT was last night?  At the Hoogland Center for the Arts where our star helps hold down the floor in the lobby. Last night was the reception for winners of the Prairie Art Allianc...
Wednesday, April 2, 2014 10:47 am

Illustration contest open to kids

Happy Poetry Month! As part of the April celebration, the Vachel Lindsay Association and Vachel Lindsay State Historic Site are hosting an illustration contest for students kindergarten through s...
Monday, March 31, 2014 01:03 pm
 Whatever one thinks of him – and I made clear in Price of Demagogues that I think that his ambition consistently outran his judgment – Stephen A. Douglas was a singular character. John Mas...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 11:43 am
Good news. The Chicago district of the National Labor Relations Board recently decided  that Northwestern football players qualify as employees of the university and thus can unionize if they c...

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