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Thursday, March 24, 2016 12:20 am
 “He was a god in that district,” a high-level Rauner guy told me about state Sen. Sam McCann’s poll numbers from before this year’s Republican primary campaign began.Benchmark polling ta...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:03 am
 Here we are full of holiday spirit, and hopefully spirits too, ready to finish off the holiday season with Christmas and next week’s New Year’s Eve. This year our weekend is a bit off as the...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:14 am
 See some of the Midwest’s top comedians this Saturday during the Best of the Midwest Comedy Showcase. The show features up-and-coming comedians from central Illinois, Chicago and St. Louis. Lo...
Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 12:03 am
 Ah, November comes and I feel the sadness and sorrow in my bones, even with these wonderful, extra sunny days. That normal slowing down of fall combined with the time change just knocked me for...
Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015 12:18 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner took it on the chin for several days in a row this month.The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute’s recent poll of southern Illinoisans showed Rauner’s approval rating absolu...
Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 12:01 am
 Would you like to drink a shrub? I’m not talking about drinking bushes you might have in your yard, but a class of sweet/sour beverages that is centuries old. But shrubs are enjoying a renaiss...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:11 am

Decatur’s Midwest Inland Port turns transportation into economic development for the whole region

 It all began with a napkin.The international food-processing company Archer Daniels Midland was paying $250 per shipping container to transfer its goods between two railroads in Decatur, and the...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:03 am
 Our happening little scene in Springfield continues to burn up the music atmosphere at an incredible rate. Here we go on a trip through marvelous music-making mayhem.Congratulations to the Black...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Occasionally I see something that is so bizarre, so out of place, so wrong that I have to assume I’m hallucinating. For example, I could have sworn I was delusional when I heard about the Nati...



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