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Who was Dr. Seuss?: How a rebellious frat boy reinvented children’s literature

For all the stories Dr. Seuss has told you, have you ever heard his own? How a boy from Springfield, Mass., become the man whose work is the gold standard of children’s literature? It started with alcohol. In the spring of 1925, Theodor “Ted” Geisel was a senior at Dartmouth College. He spent his time in a […]

Some Things are Built to Last

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Driving the same car for 77 years wouldn’t be too bad if it was this car. Allen Swift of Springfield, Massachusetts, completed college in 1928. His father bought him a Rolls Royce Piccadilly P1 Roadster as a graduation gift. Swift took good care of his car, and drove it until his death in 2005. Show More Summary

Rauner Yet to Act on Reverse Mortgage Bill

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has yet to act on reverse mortgage legislation he received in late June. Photo Credit: Steven Vance, under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 The Springfield budget wars between first-year Gov. Bruce Rauner and...Show More Summary

Springfield budget turmoil leaves ACT, other school testing in limbo

For years, Illinois' high school juniors took the ACT college entrance exam for free at school, like their brothers and sisters and friends before them.

Springfield man charged with murder in July 16 shooting death

Police said Thomas Lienau fought with an acquaintance and then shot him.

Investors see golden opportunity in Chicago's budget woes

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has warned Chicago homeowners that property tax bills could "explode" without budget relief from Springfield. The Chicago Public Schools are facing massive budget cuts that would force hundreds of layoffs. Residents across the city are paying higher fees for water, vehicle stickers,...

Federal judge orders Rauner to keep Medicaid money flowing in Cook County

Another pressure point in the Springfield stalemate was relieved Thursday when a federal judge ruled that payments owed to Cook County health care providers who serve the poor must be made despite the absence of a state budget.

Illinois Business Owner and Son Plead Guilty in Commercial Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Bruce Swisshelm, 68, Battlefield, Missouri, and his son, Bruce Swisshelm II, 43, Springfield, Missouri pleaded guilty in two separate but related cases, to their roles in a more than $5.5 million bank fraud scheme.  Swisshelm pleaded guilty to bank fraud and money laundering. Show More Summary

NRA Announces 2015 National Rifle & Pistol Championships Event Sponsors

FAIRFAX, Va. – The National Rifle Association is proud to announce U.S. Secure Coins, Springfield Armory, MyGunDB, Patriot Ordnance Factory, and Sierra The post NRA Announces 2015 National Rifle & Pistol Championships Event Sponsors appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

'Suits' Season 5, Episode 5 Recap: 'Toe to Toe'

In the latest episode of 'Suits', Harvey's ambulance crashed into the tree, and his gurney is now heading for the edge of the Springfield Gorge.

Cullerton tries to play statesman, ends up in budget muck

Senate President John Cullerton stepped to the microphone Wednesday at the James R. Thompson Center in the Loop and tried to play statesman in the Springfield stalemate, calling for a do-over on negotiations and suggesting that approving a budget is the most important task at the Capitol.

Help Banish The Motherhood Penalty

We, at MotherWoman, want to applaud Massachusetts State Treasurer Deb Goldberg's Roundtable Discussion on best practices for wage equality held at UMass Center at Springfield last Friday. Treasurer Goldberg articulately highlighted the...Show More Summary

Bass Pro Shops teams up with National Rifle Association for NRA Freedom Days In-Store Event

Free event will offer seminars, giveaways, and a chance to win a NRA Freedom Days experience. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Bass Pro Shops The post Bass Pro Shops teams up with National Rifle Association for NRA Freedom Days In-Store Event appeared first on Hunting and Conservation News.

Sunday morning feel good story

In Springfield, Illinois, a homeowner had an altercation with two fellows outside his home. But they forced their way into his home when he tried to get away from them, he plugged them both and they were arrested easily, you know, because they’d been plugged and went to the hospital where they were arrested. I […]

Officially-Licensed Duff Beer Is Coming

Good news, Simpson’s fans! You no longer have to enter a magical portal and emerge in Springfield to go to Moe’s Tavern to get some Duff Beer. Fox has announced that it will be releasing officially-licensed…

4 Marines Killed in Chattanooga Are ID'd

Details are emerging on the victims in yesterday's shooting spree in Chattanooga. The four Marines who were killed have been identified as Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, 40, of Springfield, Mass.; Lance Cpl. Skip Wells of Marietta, Ga.; Sgt. Carson Holmquist of Jacksonville, NC; and David Wyatt of Chattanooga. Sullivan served in...

4 Marines Killed In Chattanooga Shooting Identified

All four Marines killed in a lone gunman's shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Thursday have been identified by family members and military colleagues. Marine Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan of Springfield, Massachusetts, was identified on the Facebook page of the India Battery, 3rd Battalion, 12th Marines early Friday. A second victim, U.S. Show More Summary

Happy Hour Specials Are Back On The Menu For Illinois Restaurants, For Better Or Worse

Who said nothing gets done in Springfield? Thanks to your elected representatives, for the first time since 1989 bars in Illinois are now able to offer Happy Hour specials. [ more › ]

Unsolicited advice for Madigan, Rauner

Tribune Editorial Board member Kristen McQueary and Tribune columnist Eric Zorn, the self-styled Common-Sense Caucus, resume their occasional written conversation today to discuss the Deadlock under the Dome in Springfield.

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