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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:20 am

The Holy Goalie shoots and scores

 Bishop Thomas Paprocki has curious ways of looking at the world.Homosexuality is sinful. Muslims are the enemy. Exorcism works. These sorts of stances have earned Paprocki plenty of WTFs since h...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:18 am

Lanphier leads the academic pack

 It is too soon – far too soon – to declare victory. But the numbers are in, and Springfield public schools are making progress when it comes to academic excellence for the best and brightest...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:20 am

CWLP faces the future

 I was nervous, opening my latest light bill.Late June and early July had been sweltering, and I don’t skimp on air conditioning. Plus, the air had gone out for a couple of days, forcing emerge...
Thursday, July 26, 2018 12:20 am

Lincoln Library just before dawn

 It is quarter of five, too early for sun’s first rays. A half-dozen people are snoozing in pre-dawn darkness on walkways around Lincoln Library.None have anything thicker than cardboard to cus...
Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:20 am

Marshalls sizes up Springfield

 Life’s too short to look like a homeless person. That’s why I shop at Goodwill.Spend enough time combing racks in Springfield’s thrift stores and you will, eventually and inevitably, find...
Thursday, July 12, 2018 12:18 am

Memorial says no to pot

 Concerned about a burgeoning opioid crisis, the General Assembly has passed a bill that would allow folks with prescriptions for opioids to purchase medical marijuana.But even if Gov. Bruce Raun...
Thursday, June 28, 2018 12:23 am

Free dental clinic coming to Springfield

 The only thing less fun than getting a root canal is not getting a root canal. And so a crowd is expected next month at the Bank of Springfield Center, where dentists from around the state will...
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:18 am

Safe or silly, sidewalks are getting gates

 Forget, for a moment, the deeper mysteries of life, the sound of one hand clapping and why it’s still legal to traffick in bump stocks. For the moment, at least, I’m more interested in inter...
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:23 am

State blasts YMCA plans

  The downtown YMCA building shouldn’t be demolished, says the state Department of Natural Resources, because it’s beautiful, useful and historic – after all, Barack Obama played baske...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 11:38 pm

Another #MeToo moment in the legislature

 If nothing else, the unfolding of a recent sexual harassment accusation against Rep. Lou Lang, D-Skokie, has been melodramatic.Two days before last Thursday's press conference, Denise Rotheimer...

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