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Thursday, Aug. 16, 2007 02:45 pm

Don’t wait till it’s too late to show someone you care

Untitled Document Aidah Mahmood’s e-mails were easy to ignore. The first one, on May 28, was a single rambling paragraph into which she had condensed an incredible horror s...
Wednesday, July 18, 2007 04:43 pm

Why the 2,300-page ISP report is likely to raise more questions than it answers

Untitled Document Back in December 2005, I spent several days in a Sangamon County courtroom watching a middle-aged man stand trial for possession of marijuana. Set up in a sting...
Wednesday, July 11, 2007 10:47 am

Here’s the real story about Springfield, USA

Untitled Document Simpsons schmimpsons. Who needs ’em? So what if Springfield, Vt., whomped us in USA Today’s contest to host the animated family’s movie pre...
Wednesday, June 27, 2007 07:30 pm

Explaining the capital city isn’t easy

Untitled Document Here at Illinois Times, we have a new full-time staff writer, which qualifies as a truly blessed event at our lean, mean little journalism machine. Her name is ...
Wednesday, May 23, 2007 02:32 pm

Give this column to your friends who don’t know their O’s from their A’s

Untitled Document If you’re the kind of person who solves crossword puzzles with an ink pen, responds with the right questions faster than the contestants on Jeopardy!, and...
Wednesday, May 9, 2007 10:06 am

A-type career woman becomes an atypical mom

Untitled Document Michelle Higginbotham is allergic to children — not literally, but almost. “I don’t like babies, and you can quote me on that,” ...
Wednesday, April 25, 2007 10:01 pm

Legislation to require breath-alcohol ignition devices stirs controversy

Untitled Document Picture this: You’ve got floor seats for a sold-out concert, a date with the object of your obsession, a full set of fresh threads, and your hair looking ...
Thursday, April 12, 2007 02:33 pm

Rejected Springfield firefighter applicant shines as Chicagoland police officer

Untitled Document Maybe you remember Michael Newman. For a few months, in the summer of 2005, he made news as the guy who wanted to be a Springfield firefighter but was disqualif...
Wednesday, March 28, 2007 02:32 pm

Alderman says city needs to stop westward expansion

Untitled Document If you’ve ever lived in an actual city, you might not think of Springfield and the term “urban sprawl” in the same sentence. Or the same parag...
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 02:33 pm

The mystery of the school door that suddenly went on the attack

Untitled Document I’m not a fan of horror movies, but I think most of them start with a beautiful girl enjoying a carefree life, then suddenly being attacked by a monster. ...


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