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Wednesday, March 1, 2017 04:47 pm
 In this week’s column I wondered out loud about the question of the day: If the federales succeed in banishing all undocumented immigrants from Illinois, would that be a good thing or a bad ...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:22 am

What if, after you build it, they come?

 Oh, are we going to have us some fun. Public party space being planned in the form of a new Bicentennial Plaza between Fifth and Sixth Streets at Jackson and a park on the Y block across the str...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:20 am
 Before Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget address last week, Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno made a rare visit to the Senate Democratic caucus meeting.Radogno assured the Democrats that she...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:19 am
SUPPORT CIVIC ORCHESTRAOn Saturday, Feb. 11, my wife and I attended the Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra concert at the Hoogland Center for the Arts. As a longtime observer and participant in the centr...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:18 am
 When headlines warn “Millions face possible deportation,” Springfield should heed the warning. Although this is not a haven for the undocumented, as major cities and border towns may be, new...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:17 am
 Nationalism is returning to a world badly in need of internationalism. An increasing number of countries are moving sharply to the political right, endorsing nationalism, while the public and gl...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:16 am
 In 2005 the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation established the Poetry Out Loud contest, which utilizes poetry as a vehicle to test teenage students on their oration and in...
Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017 12:15 am
 Discover a wide variety of Illinois wines in one relaxed setting on Friday, Feb. 24, from 7-10 p.m. This annual festival is combined with the Illinois Grape Growers and Vintners Association’s...

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