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Fall Guide
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Tastes change with the weather

 When it comes to cocktails, fall is a tweener season.Not too hot, not too cold, autumn demands beverages that can, at once, warm and refresh the palate. It’s a time to get reacquainted with li
Music
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 12:00 am

Little old band from Texas closes fair

For ZZ Top, Oct. 23, 2013, was, in part, the measuring stick for last Sunday’s grandstand show to close the state fair.It was barely three years ago that the three-same-guys-three-same-chords (just
Feature
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Chatham temple eyes expansion

 At sunset one recent Thursday, Dr. Dharmendra Nimavat pauses outside the Hindu Temple of Greater Springfield, where he is installing new flags to replace storm-tattered banners.New complete-with
News
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Outside Illinois, fair business varies

 Amid an epic state budget impasse that has curtailed social services and upped the state’s backlog of unpaid bills past $8 billion, the Illinois State Fair thrives.Claiming poverty, Gov. Bruce
Music
Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016 12:00 am

Fair concert features politicians, nostalgia

 Springfield Mayor Jim Langfelder hoisted the two-fingered rock-and-roll salute, the crowd booed at the mention of Gov. Bruce Rauner. And there were also plenty of pyrotechnics and never-gets-old
News
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am

Former alderman faces suspension

 A former Springfield alderman is facing a possible 90-day suspension from his legal practice by the Illinois Supreme Court.The case against former Ward 5 Ald. Sam Cahnman argued by the Illinois
News
Thursday, July 21, 2016 12:00 am

ALPLM gets a new director

 The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum last week welcomed its fifth director since opening day in 2005.Alan Lowe is somewhat a lifer in the world of presidential libraries, having s
Feature
Thursday, July 14, 2016 12:00 am

Business brisk for migrant construction workers

 Less than 90 minutes after quitting time, the last member of this work crew from Mexico emerges, freshly showered, from the bathroom in a house that’s walking distance from a farm where they a
News
Thursday, July 7, 2016 12:00 am

Candidates engage for November election

 Pity candidates for judicial posts.While folks running for alderman or mayor or governor or the legislature can talk about darn near anything they want in their campaigns, those who want to be a
Breaking News
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 12:00 am

Appointment at odds with federal regs

Days after Gov. Bruce Rauner appointed a former lobbyist as director of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, the new director’s powers have been cut due to a potential conflict with federal environmental regulations.

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