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Monday, Dec. 16, 2013 12:01 am
I had a few more thoughts on the subject of town histories. (“What they had to do,” Nov. 27, 2013.) I noted in that piece that the story of any of Springfield civic siblings –Decatur, Champaign ...
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 04:23 pm
 A while back I lamented Illinois’ failure to set up its own exchange at which citizens without health insurance might learn about and apply for affordable coverage. Today, Business Insider pro...
Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 12:01 am
Bruce Rauner’s term limits referendum lurks like a submerged snag in the Sangamon. (See “Fixing the wrong problem,” Sept. 26, 2013.) Interested readers might want to read this useful summary in ...
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 01:54 pm
 My father likes to recite the poem Trees by Joyce Kilmer. “I think that I shall never see / a poem lovely as a tree.” We’re quite the tree and bird family. My mother’s email even has bird in the address....
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 04:08 pm
Crain’s Chicago Business recently took its own look at why the State of Illinois failed to set up its own state-run exchange under the Affordable Care Act. The result is that uninsured Illinoisans w...
Friday, Nov. 22, 2013 12:39 pm
Today, White Oaks Mall welcomes Bachrach, the newest retailer to hit the mall’s changing landscape over the past year. The Bachrach brand is a menswear brand based upon European aesthetics.&nb...
Monday, Nov. 18, 2013 09:08 am
Downtown Springfield had a 10,000-square-foot children’s museum from 1996 to 2001,  which closed from a lack of money and interest. Which raises a question: The proposed new on will succeed bec...
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013 08:25 am
 More on the subject of local histories: Helen Van Cleave Blankmeyer wrote a history of Sangamon County titled The Sangamo Country. I don’t recall if it was commissioned by or merely published ...

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