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Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Independent films will be shown in Springfield this weekend at the 13th annual Route 66 Film Festival. This Friday, Nov. 7, from 6 p.m. to 1 a.m., and Saturday, Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 a.m., r...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 This Friday through Sunday, Nov. 7-9, the Royal Hanneford Circus descends on the Prairie Capital Convention Center to offer six dazzling circus performances, presented by the Springfield Ansar S...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Yesterday, the famed Beatles tribute show band, makes a stop at the Hoogland Center for the Arts for one night only, this Saturday, Nov. 8, at 8 p.m. Formed by Lennon impersonator Don Bellezzo,...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Back then it was worse

 After enduring the barrage of political ads spewed forth during the recently concluded election campaign, one starts to wonder if the tone of the political debate could sink any lower, and if ca...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
OK, that’s it – no more Mr. Nice Guy from me when covering the avarice and arrogance of corporate power! The monopolistic grabfest has now turned personal. It’s about beer, the nourishing nectar...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Some of you will read this column before the election, and some of you will read it after. I suppose I could’ve written two columns, but I’ve been kinda busy, so let’s talk about one of the weir...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 I’ve always despised cold cereal, even as a child. Occasionally I’d be seduced by cheery cartoon characters on commercials and nag my mother into buying Fruit Loops or Rice Krispies. But aft...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
The Open Meetings Act is pretty simple when it comes to the Internet: Public bodies are required to post on their websites notice of upcoming meetings, agendas for meetings and minutes of meetings. Ho...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
An ad hoc committee wrestling with governance questions at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum has retained the former director of the Smithsonian National Museum of American History t...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Shouldn’t profit-seeking nonprofits pay property taxes?

The debate that Illinois ought to be having about government finance is not how much property owners should pay in taxes, but which property owners should pay. Large quasi-corporate nonprofit corporat...

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