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Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got laid off after my employer lost a big account. I’ve found a new job, but it’s not on my career path and it pays terribly. St...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 For most of us in the 21st century, fall is synonymous with fun. It’s a time for parties, pumpkin carving, corn mazes, costume contests, apple cider, trick-or-treating, haunted houses and more...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 The Old Capitol Farmers Market wraps up the 2014 season with a special Halloween-themed bash this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. In addition to hosting the local farmers, artisans and other...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s something about approaching late October that I always look forward to experiencing. It’s the smell of the cooling air, the feel of warming sunshine, leaves turning and falling in sw...
Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Often musicians who emulate a sound from the past are destined to succumb to the public perception of revivalist or tribute artist, but Charlie Parr consistently rises above such notions while p...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 The most important question asked of Bruce Rauner during last week’s gubernatorial debate in Peoria was posed by Jamey Dunn-Thomason of Illinois Issues.My pal pointed out that Kansas Gov. Sam...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 vermontpoem #41 this morning the lake is still no ripples mar the surface not even my own as I swim no little swallows (black tops white bellies) dip and wheel to catch their insect breakfast th...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 As an old popular song from the 1970s asks, what do you get if you “work your fingers right down to the bone?” Bony fingers.As the hardworking housekeepers for the sprawling Marriott chain o...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 The United States is the only country in the world that regularly sentences children to life and death in prison. On Tuesday, Oct. 21, the Springfield branch of the American Civil Liberties Unio...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 Lace up those sneakers and bust out those energy gels; it’s marathon time! The second annual Springfield Marathon returns on Oct. 19, though runners will need to register no later than Oct. 18...

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