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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:13 am

A pro-union Republican challenges a pro-gun Democrat

Organized labor will have a friend in the State Capitol no matter who wins the 96th District state representative race on Nov. 6.Democratic incumbent Sue Scherer of Decatur was a longtime union member...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:12 am

Open house at Sacred Heart Convent Chapel

 You’ve likely driven by the Sacred Heart Convent Chapel many times without realizing you are passing by an architectural gem filled with spectacular stained glass. The Sacred Heart Convent, on...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:11 am
 As a freelance writer, I enjoy writing about an eclectic range of topics – health and fitness, nutrition, museums, travel, advocacy, government, local businesses, community leaders, wedding pl...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:10 am

15th Annual Green Symposium for Central Illinois

 Solar panels, monarch butterflies, energy efficiency, eco-designed chairs, clean energy, rooftop gardens, manufactured construction and pollinator pockets are just some of the sustainability top...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018 12:09 am

Visit Black Hawk, John Deere and Ronald Reagan in northern Illinois

 Black Hawk, John Deere and Ronald Reagan are an unlikely trio, but you can honor all of them with a trip along the Rock River. Stop to see the stately trees at White Pines Forest State Park and...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018 12:09 am

Will public money help?

 If nothing else, hundreds of thousands of dollars in public money buys hyperbole.“This is, indeed, a once in a generation opportunity,” Timothy Killeen, University of Illinois president, sai...
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
Best of Springfield Runoff voting has ended. The readers choice for Best of Springfield will be announced in the October 25, 2018 issue and at the Best of Springfield Party on October 25, 2018, at the BOS Center. For event info and tickets go to https://illinoistimestix.com/events/best-of-springfield
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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...

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