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Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2016 05:20 pm
 Turns out the election was rigged, after all. Voters were asked to chose from among four candidates, and the one who was awarded the most votes was – Illinoisan Hillary Clinton. She lost, h...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 09:36 am
 Some further observation on, and from, Women, Work, and Worship in Lincoln’s Country: The Dumville Family Letters from the University of Illinois Press, which I review this week in “Old le...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 09:18 am
In 2002 I moved to the Chicago area and became a White Sox fan; they won the World Series in 2005. In 2010 I moved to the Bay Area and started following the Giants; they won baseball’s top prize t...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:21 am

How downstate dealmakers got things done

Pragmatism used to be a dirty word in government. The pragmatist was too quick to sacrifice principle for the grimy give-and-take of backroom deals, too eager to exploit the interests of the many for...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:20 am

Mid-Illinois in the mid-1800s comes alive again

 Hepzibah was a young woman of a sort we’ve all known – smart, full of gumption and eager for a little bit more from life than life was prepared to give her. “It does seem to me that any on...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:19 am
 The Dakota Access Pipeline is a massive 1,172-mile-long pipeline being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners. It will cut through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. This pipeline,...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:18 am
 During any given campaign season, one or maybe two state legislative campaigns wind up running ads on Chicago broadcast television stations. But in the age of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s gigantic camp...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:17 am
STANDING ROCK SOLIDARITYI was glad to see the opinion piece in the last edition of Illinois Times (“A tale of two pipes,” Jim Hightower, Oct. 27) about the historic event going on at Standing Rock...

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