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Liquor license saga evidence Elgin is indeed the city in the suburbs

The couple approached the liquor commission in 2013 and was denied a license in part because of concerns ... is an example of why Elgin calls itself the city in the suburbs. Like a city neighborhood — ... read more

The short-lived Pink Glove took a gamble on gay nightlife in the 1950s

Marble Hall, one of the city's oldest buildings, most storied whiskey saloons and "the toniest gambling den in town," operated at 625-631 N. Broadway from 1867 to 1947. Founder Fred Snyder was a rugge... read more

A New Treatment for Bowel Problems: Eating 1,000 Parasitic Worm Eggs

Intestinal parasites might turn most people’s stomachs, but for some people suffering from ulcerative colitis, the creepy crawlies might actually reverse intestinal discomfort and symptoms. A new stud... read more

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Marvel invites you to a Super Marriage

Hello again, fellow comic readers! This week’s new comic Wednesday pick is Marvel Comics’ “Astonishing X-Men #50,” a book that promises to generate a bit of controversy. Spoiler alert! If you don’t wa... read more

Ram Food finally awarded license to sell beer and wine

Acting in its role as the city's liquor control commission, Wednesday afternoon the City Council approved a limited packaged goods license for Ram Food on Elgin's near west side. "They're really just ... read more

NYT: Gun ownership continues long decline

Via aggregator Daily Newsbin , some deliciousness: After months of negative stories about 2016 frontrunner Hillary Clinton which were almost bizarrely inaccurate and had to be repeatedly retracted, ... read more

The politics of (downward) envy

With its latest Tough Love proposal for dole bludgers, the Abbott Government has reached a point where many people are saying "enough already", write Peter Lewis and Jackie Woods. Attacking the unempl... read more

Australopithecus sediba: Not the "Missing Link"

The headline at the CBS news website: "2 Million-Year-Old Skeletons Reveal Man-Ape Link." This comes after AOL News on Sunday ran a headline, "Scientists to Unveil Possible Missing Link Between Man an... read more

Will ‘God’ Save Kavanaugh?

Ray McGovern works with Tell the Word, a publishing arm of the ecumenical Church of the Saviour in inner-city Washington. He holds a Certificate in Theological Studies from Georgetown University. read more

Reader Participation: America's Worst DMVs

The Reason brain trust is thinking about doing a feature on America's worst Departments of Motor Vehicles. If you've had an especially unpleasant experience at a DMV and would like to nominate it, ple... read more

Casino dream looks like a reality this year -- Gambling debate nearly over before it started

Proponents paint rosy pictures of cascading new revenues shaken from the pockets of gullible tourists, opponents envision nightmare scenarios as the city is walloped by pathologies ... shunting it to ... read more

An Entirely Possible Legend: Vikings Steered Ships Using “Sunstones”

But scientists are finding new evidence to support the existence of what was once considered a mythical navigational tool: the sólarsteinn, or sunstone. It all starts with an Icelandic legend about a ... read more

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