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Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 As national lawmakers consider bills to reform the United States’ immigration laws, a group of immigration reform advocates is using its members’ bodies as a form of protest. Fast For Famili...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am

Stephen A. Douglas and Illinois’ populist past

 The prospect is in store of two rabble-rousing populists trading insults for the next seven months. Each will try to tap the deep vein of grievance that runs through a middle class convinced tha...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Every review about the music of Billy Don Burns compares him with the greats of country music such as Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings. Indeed, Burns has rubbed shou...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
 My boyfriend works at a hardware store and can fix things, and in the past six months, his sister and her husband have asked him to install their new kitchen faucet, mend their fence (with the h...
Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:01 am
Curses, foiled againA clerk at a Radio Shack in Clearwater, Fla., identified Andre T. Puskas, 20, as the suspect who tried to rob the store because Puskas worked there. The clerk told police that Pusk...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield’s troubles with open government

 Mayor Mike Houston calls the shots at Springfield city council meetings. And hizzoner wasn’t much interested in following rules or listening to anyone when nine people signed up to speak about...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 Whether the weather acts like it or not, spring is officially here. At this point, even calling the season “spring,” however the weather, is a relief, if not an actual respite. Fortunately,...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am
 PUBLIC REMARKS CUT OFFThe Open Meetings Act mandates that the City Council allow the public to address it, subject to reasonable rules. Reasonable City Council rules provide that any member of t...
Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:01 am

Reform groups on both sides want change

 One thing is certain: no one is happy with the current state income tax. Conservative groups like the Illinois Policy Institute say the income tax increase of 2010 should be allowed to expire, w...

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