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Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 12:01 am
The latest United Nations climate report is arresting because it confirms prior trends of climate change and emphasizes for the first time that dramatic climate change could hit us suddenly. The scien...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

David Brodsky finds his photographic voice in central Illinois

 Before David Brodsky and his family immigrated to the United States almost exactly 25 years ago, with the help of the Springfield Jewish Federation, he was literally a man without a country. “...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
 Here we are at the end of the first month of 2015. I don’t know whether to celebrate, contemplate, circumnavigate, perpetrate, deflate or inflate, so let’s just investigate further.Start you...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
 ALPLM ISSUES NO SHOCKIt really comes as no shock to hear the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library is having problems in funding and oversight, at least not for me. (“A cautionary tale,” by J...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Bills filed for changes in policing and labor

For the first time in a more than a decade, the governor’s office and the Illinois General Assembly are controlled by two different parties, which will make for an exciting and entertaining legislative session. There is no shortage of contentious issues for the legislature to take up. Here are a few bills to watch....
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Dominican Sisters visit those fleeing ISIL

 The drive from Qaraqosh to Erbil usually takes about 40 minutes. In mid-2014, the trip took closer to four hours, thanks to a highway snarled with thousands of cars fleeing a terrorist group wit...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Sgro faces challenge on park board

 George Bush – the first one – was in the White House, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet (or claimed to) and Jerry Garcia was still leading the Grateful Dead when Leslie Sgro became ...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Illinois finishes first year of concealed carry

 More than 2,000 Sangamon County residents received a license to carry a concealed firearm in the first year under a state law enacted in 2014.The Illinois State Police released data showing 2,08...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am

Aldermanic candidates struggle with questions

There were nearly enough Springfield aldermen, would-be and otherwise, to field two football teams at a Monday candidates’ forum sponsored by Inner City Older Neighborhoods.But the 21 candidates for...

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