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Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 12:11 am
 Like most states, Illinois is struggling with a severe teacher shortage. And, also like most states, that shortage is felt most profoundly in the area of special education. There is, however, an...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 03:33 pm
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Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018 12:31 am

J.B. Pritzker, Democrat for governor, reflects on Bruce Rauner, learning from failure and plans to change Illinois

 Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker, D-Chicago, lives by the mantra that the “the early bird catches the worm.” “I’m a guy who gets up pretty early in the morning, and my staff hates it becau...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018 12:08 am

Choral Society director Marion van der Loo closes her four-decade career with a flourish

 “One of the things I had said all my life was, I want my own chorus,” said Marion van der Loo. “I wanted a chorus where I chose the music, I taught the music and I conducted the music.”I...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018 12:11 am

The 99th District House race pits two nice guys against each other

 The two men running for the 99th District State Representative seat in the Nov. 6 general election had the exact same thing to say about each other:“He’s a nice guy.”Democrat Marc Bell and...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018 12:10 am

Springfield’s 1908 fires continue to smolder

 “Whites have often feared that greater freedom for others necessarily implies a loss for themselves” – Michael Cassity, Chains of Fear (1984) In recent weeks, much area media attention has...
Monday, Aug. 13, 2018 08:00 am

Photo Gallery

A sampling of the many musical performances at the Illinois State Fair. ...
Thursday, Aug. 9, 2018 12:10 am

On the issues, with Betsy Dirksen Londrigan and Rodney Davis, incumbent

 She’s 47, he’s 48. Both grew up in central Illinois, married hometown sweethearts, and they each have two sons and one daughter. Serious family health issues have shaped both of their outloo...
Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018 12:10 am

How Flight 710 helped change aviation

 We were veritable Jetsons.Between 1970 and the mid-1980s, scores of propeller-powered planes crisscrossed Illinois, offering daily service between such towns as Jacksonville and Mt. Vernon. No t...

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