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Thursday, March 5, 2015 12:01 am
 On Monday staff writer Bruce Rushton broke the story on illinoistimes.com that Vince DeMentri, anchor for WICS television news, had been involved in an election night bar fight at Hooters with G...
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015 12:01 am
Mayor Mike Houston lost Tuesday’s primary election, but he can hold his head high for running a campaign focused on the issues and his record as mayor, which isn’t nearly as bad as the final vote ...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 We are pleased to hear that Gov. Bruce Rauner has recognized the need to give independence to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum by making it a stand-alone state agency. Now it ...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
On Sunday, Feb. 12, 1865, his 56th birthday that would be his last, Abraham Lincoln was apparently working at his desk in Washington, D. C. Records show that he was in a merciful mood. After a long co...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 Could we get Sen. Dick Durbin and other public officials to apply some common sense before promoting another big “clean coal” project? It is only natural for job-hungry politicians to crow a...
Thursday, Jan. 29, 2015 12:01 am
One Springfield alderman has taken great offense at being accused by a fellow alderman of “pontificating” during city council debate. Indeed, the accusation doesn’t seem quite right. To pontific...
Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015 12:01 am
 It was good to see some of the Obama swagger return during Tuesday night’s State of the Union address. When the polls and the elections are going the wrong way, when the culture wars and the r...
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015 12:01 am
For the past 10 years the Dominican Sisters of Springfield have been both learning and teaching that there’s a lot more to racism than some people not liking other people. See our cover story, “Ro...
Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 12:01 am
 We commend to you this week two pieces of writing about writing. On p. 14 our Jackie Jackson happily describes poet John Knoepfle’s new book of essays. “If you ever loved the Trout Lily Caf�...
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014 12:01 am
Everywhere we look there is a surprising amount of hope for the new year. Even Democrats are saying Bruce Rauner could be another Jim Thompson, an amiable dealmaker who can get things done. Racial pro...

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