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Wednesday, June 27, 2018 12:00 am

Cornelius on paid leave

Astute observers may have wondered why Samuel Wheeler, Illinois state historian, was the one who showed off Lincoln relics to a reporter in a recent CBS News spot that ran coast-to-coast, putting t
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Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 am

Bergner’s, Sears are shutting down

 With the corporate parent of Bergner’s declaring bankruptcy and Sears struggling, two of the city’s oldest and largest department stores, both in White Oaks Mall, are shutting down.But the d
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 21, 2018 12:00 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
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Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 am

Felon beats the odds

Jason Spyres was driving last week when the email arrived: Your Stanford application has been updated.It’s an improbable story that began in 2001, when a suspicious clerk at a United Parcel Service
Upon Further Review
Thursday, June 14, 2018 12:00 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
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Thursday, June 7, 2018 12:00 am

City, ALPLM contemplate Lincoln books

 Anyone who suspects that faith in government institutions might be lacking need look no further than a behind-the-scenes kerfuffle involving the city of Springfield and the Abraham Lincoln Presi
Upon Further Review
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 12:00 am

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
Upon Further Review
Monday, June 4, 2018 12:00 am

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 the press conference, Denise Rotheimer (whos

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