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Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 12:06 pm

Dogs love to talk. Pity they have nothing to say.

Ever notice that there is only two letters’ difference between dog and blog? The dog and blogger are kin to the extent that too many of each are noisily eager to share their ignorance with every...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 01:15 pm

Is the bus the future of short-haul intercity travel?

While I was coming of age in central Illinois in the 1960s, the motor vehicle that figured daily in my life was not a car – I didn’t have one – but the bus. I rode buses to school, I...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012 05:35 pm

What are the leaping fish trying to tell us?

The two Old Friends (I am told) were sitting at breakfast. Old Friend No. 1 recalled the summer nights of her youth when she would join her beau on the banks of Lake Springfield, there to mix Wheaties...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 03:31 pm

The soft case for hard time for Bill Cellini

The feds want Bill Cellini to get at least six and a half years in a steel box when he is sentenced in October in Chicago. His lawyers have argued that the feds seem to forget that Cellini was not con...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 05:26 pm

City council approves gambling measure 7-2

Springfield bars, restaurants and fraternal organizations will soon be able to offer video gambling legally, thanks to a 7-2 vote by the Springfield City Council on Tuesday.The nine aldermen seemed we...
Thursday, July 19, 2012 01:02 pm
Tara McClellan McAndrew’s The Lighter Side of Springfield History comes to the Hoogland Center for the Arts for two weekend performances in July. The multi-media comedy that uses quick vignettes...
Thursday, July 12, 2012 04:43 pm

Springfield mulls repeal of ban on video gambling

Springfield could raise money for infrastructure improvements from video gambling if the city council approves a measure introduced last week. Springfield mayor Michael Houston introduced a proposal t...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 09:01 am

Would require annual reports, include inmate evaluations

Illinois prison inmates may soon qualify for early release once more under a bill passed by state lawmakers last week. If approved by Gov. Pat Quinn, the move would address state prison overcrowding t...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 07:28 am

Lifting campaign contribution limits if SuperPACs spend big

Illinois lawmakers are reacting to a controversial ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court with a bill that could take Illinois back to the days of unlimited campaign contributions. The bill’s sponso...
Thursday, May 31, 2012 01:06 pm

Livestock farms to pay fees for EPA enforcement

Large livestock farms would have to pay for pollution permits under legislation headed to Gov. Pat Quinn’s desk. The Clean Water Funding Fairness Act, which passed through the Illinois House and...

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