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Area update: Couple's attorneys argue decision should stand

SPRINGFIELD — Attorneys for a same-sex couple who were denied the opportunity to hold their civil union ceremony at a bed-and-breakfast west of Paxton say that an administrative law judge's finding that the B&B's owner discriminated against them should stand — plus the $80,000 in fines the judge has recommended be brought against the business.

Don Follis: Familiar voice comes from spending time together

A few years back on an overnight train from Shanghai to Beijing, I lay in my sleeper berth thinking about the quick-acting professor with whom I had spent the previous week.

Religion calendar, Jun 3-10, 2016

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Champaign church celebrates 150 years

CHAMPAIGN — Champaign's Salem Baptist Church celebrated its 150th anniversary on May 22.

The church held a variety of festivities leading up to Sunday's events, which featured Bishop Edward M. Clark, a son of Salem Baptist.

Clark is now affiliated with the Liveoak Baptist Church in College Park, Ga.

The celebration theme was "We've Come This Far By Faith."

Religion calendar, May 27-June 3, 2016

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Don Follis: Extended times of prayer crucial for Michigan pastor

Seven years ago a friend told me about a Michigan pastor who prayed a lot. She had seen the blog of Pastor John Piippo, and said she thought I would like what he wrote about prayer (johnpiippo.com).

Religion calendar, May 20-27, 2016

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Religion calendar, May 13-20, 2016

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Don Follis: Memoirs give words to life's most enduring questions

I never tire of knowing another person's story. Since the first of this year, five newly-published memoirs have thoroughly drawn me in. If you will put even one of these book on your summer reading list, your mind will stretch and your heart will grow.

Religion calendar, May 6-13, 2016

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