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Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 06:17 pm
Two heroes emerged at the polls this year, and neither was named Barack or Mitt. Their names are Galicia and Ken – ordinary Americans with extraordinary depths of civic spirit. While nearly 40 p...
Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 10:24 pm
Back in 1992, Latinos made up about 8 percent of Illinois’ population, yet only 1 percent of that year’s total Election Day voter pool was Latino. The trend continued for years. Latinos ju...
Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012 03:05 pm

Illinois Innocence Project helps free imprisoned Chicago man with imperfect compromise

Although Anthony Murray walked out of prison on Oct. 31 a free man after 14 years, gaining his freedom required admitting to a murder he says he didn’t commit. “It’s been a long road...
Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 08:48 pm
Get ready to cast your ballot for funny. March on down to the Hoogland Center for the Arts Nov. 3 for Second City for President. It has our vote, and we’re sure it will have yours, as Chicago&rs...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 01:27 pm
Every fall I remember what it was like to come as a child to this place that’s been my home for almost 30 years: the venerable Spaulding Orchard farmhouse. It’s the first home my husband a...
Thursday, July 26, 2012 10:59 pm
Step right up and witness five incredible rock bands permeating the Prairie Capital Convention Center stage on a Carnival of Madness tour. The lineup will blow your mind – nu metal greats Evanes...
Thursday, July 5, 2012 06:56 pm

Jim Edgar tries to bridge the Chicago-Downstate divide

Jim Edgar is the closest thing the Illinois Republican Party has to a sage. His long career in elective office made him wise – wise enough anyway to retire from elective office – and he ge...
Thursday, June 7, 2012 10:06 am
Legendary rock band Chicago plays in Springfield for one night on Wednesday, June 13 at Sangamon Auditorium, UIS. Sited as #13 on Billboard Magazine’s Top 100 artists of all time, Chicago has wo...
Thursday, April 19, 2012 12:57 am
Poetry and slam poetry lovers will not want to miss two significant visits this week by two important men in each genre. Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein (pictured right) reads at the Vachel Lindsay...

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