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Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:16 am
 Comedian Peter Berman’s big break occurred when hallucinogenic drug guru Dr. Timothy Leary caught his act and invited the then-University of Michigan student to perform a gig in Los Angeles at...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:02 am
 Take the cover band concept of playing popular songs and combine it with a DJ-style song mashup to make an “oddly entertaining blend of musical alchemy”, and there you have the design behind...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:20 am
 President Barack Obama seemed to admit almost right from the start of his address to the Illinois General Assembly last week about the need for a more civil politics that he probably wouldn’t...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2012 03:02 am

Springfieldians once were prodigious walkers

Yes, kids, I really did used to walk two miles to school. For the whole of my ninth grade year in 1962-63, I often walked from Washington Junior High at 21st and Jackson to our house near the Statehou...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:14 am
 The public is invited to commemorate the birth of Abraham Lincoln by attending the Eighth Annual Lincoln Lecture on Friday, Feb. 12, at 9 a.m. in the Trutter Center at Lincoln Land Community Col...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:15 am
 Three Little Birds is a modern-day fairytale for children ages four and up about the zany adventures of shy, 11-year-old Ziggy. The production is based on a children’s story of the same name p...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:12 am
 My girlfriend got laid off four months ago, along with many of her co-workers. She is not making a serious attempt to find a job and is just living off unemployment benefits. She stays up until...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 12:01 am
 Coming from nearby Bloomington to celebrate Old Abe’s birthday, Old Smoke Band invited Springfield’s own Trina Madonia to sing some lead and background vocals for the occasion. Starting out...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:19 am
 I’m a 35-year-old woman, and I’ve been involved with a guy around my age for almost two years. It’s been “open.” Well, that is, he’s had the freedom to sleep with other people. I hav...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 12:20 am
 The fourth film in the 25th Annual Molly Schlich Film Series is 2015’s Taxi Tehran. When Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi is banned from making movies by the Iranian government, he poses as a ta...

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