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Wednesday, March 9, 2016 10:23 am
 In “Unplugged” I wondered why Illinois’ internet service is so backward. I probably should have specified Downstate Illinois. These days Comcast customers in suburbs can get se...
Sunday, Feb. 28, 2016 10:38 am
A faithful reader was kind enough to share her own recollections of Adrian Belew in Springfield. She writes: ...
Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 02:38 pm
 This week in the print edition of IT we reran an old Prejudices column of mine about the brief sojourn of rock guitarist Adrian Belew in mid-Illinois. That version of the column had to be edited...
Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016 05:38 pm
 In 2014, in "Where is Illinois?" I stuck my big nose into the issue of regional identity. You would think that the one inarguable fact about Illinois is that it is a Midwestern place. Wal...
Friday, Feb. 12, 2016 10:52 am
 In "Back on the roads again," I noted that Mr Rauner's proposed budget  would cut funding for public transit in the Chicago area (in spite of increased demand). I asked, is it wise ...
Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016 05:00 pm
U.S. Rep. John Shimkus (R.-Paranoia) is a sponsor of  the SAFE Act, recently passed in the House by representatives fretting that members of ISIS might gain entry into the U.S. disguise...
Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 11:25 am
 At the Downtown Springfield Inc. annual awards dinner in January at the Wyndham City Centre, the Springfield Mayre Jim Langfelder talked about the most recent developments in the Bluffstone LL...
Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016 04:51 pm
 Reader Jay Kitterman CHA, director of the Culinary Institute at Lincoln Land Community College, writes to remind me that the death of Indian restaurants in Springfield in 1981 I d...
Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016 11:55 am
Last week I remarked on a pretty good new book about corn and the Midwest from the U of I Press. (See “Where corn is god.”) I didn’t know it then, but when I became a magazine journalist ...


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