Update at 8:42 a.m.:The guy with the gun has been identified as 23-year-old Todd Canady. Original post: It's Monday night and you're out of milk. Mornings just aren't the same without the chocolate milky dregs of your Cocoa Puffs, so a trip to Walmart is in order. Keys? Check. Wallet? Check. Spring ... More >>
I know the Texas Rangers swept the previously mighty Boston Red Sox and we're all atwitter about the American League West division race heading into August ... September ... maybe even October? But what if baseball were governed according to, say, European football standards? You know, the top ... More >>
City of Springfield, IllinoisDid not see that coming. Yesterday, first thing, I pointed out Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's call to arms -- meaning, of course, his call for folks to part with their firearms in exchange for 50 bucks' worth of Kroger groceries Saturday morning at Reunion. Shortl ... More >>
City of Springfield, IllinoisThat's Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway's plan, anyway: Folks who bring an "operational, unloaded firearm" (oh, and an ID) to Reunion Arena on Saturday between 9 a.m. and noon will receive in exchange a $50 grocery card -- from Kroger, sounds like, courtesy such spons ... More >>
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