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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...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am
 Oh my goodness, where do we begin? TheSeptember run on getting all the happenings in before autumn falls upon us is in full swing. Look out!The Krannert Center at the University of Illinois Urba...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:15 am
 “Here and Not Here” is a Springfield Art Association-hosted exhibition that appropriately spans two of the SAA’s exhibition spaces – the M.G. Nelson Gallery and The DEMO Project. This co...
Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015 12:01 am
 “Hi, Mom! Hey, how much do chicken wings cost at the store? Some guys are coming over tonight to play cards, and I want to make hot wings. I’m going to have to get them at the groc...
Thursday, Aug. 6, 2015 12:01 am
 In June I ate a multi-course meal at Niche, one of St. Louis’ most highly acclaimed and innovative restaurants. Each course was beautifully presented, some components having been delicately pl...



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