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Thursday, March 8, 2018 12:16 am
Two events in Springfield this week recalled more hopeful times in U.S. politics and government. In the play All the Way at the Hoogland Center for the Arts – there’s still time to see it and you...
Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:16 am
 Big policy changes can happen fast. Politics and economics can move quickly. That’s one lesson I got from Dr. Jerry Kruse, dean of the SIU School of Medicine, when I interviewed him on health...
Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018 12:17 am
This is the moment for Daniel Biss, the unmonied egghead from Evanston who now has a good shot at the Democratic nomination for governor (see “A rise in polls could mean a rise in problems for Biss,...
Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 12:15 am
 Trump was pretty good – for Trump – in his State of the Union speech, but did you see the Democratic response from Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III? Could we bring that Kennedy to Illinois...
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 12:18 am
This week Sen. Chuck Schumer said he is withdrawing his offer to fund President Donald Trump’s border wall as part of the upcoming deal on immigration and funding the government. But White House pre...
Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018 12:01 am
 Even people who don’t like Donald Trump are breathing a sigh of relief that, although he’s not in very good shape, his doctor said he’s in “excellent health.” If the pres can get by wi...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:16 am
 This week we welcome our new journalism intern, Megan Swett, a student in University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. Megan, from O’Fallon, recei...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:18 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder’s end-of-year selection of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan for a park on the YWCA block, renamed the North Mansion block, fell on Springfield’s holiday season like a lump of...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:09 am
In this, the final issue of 2017, we are grateful for many things. For another year, our 42nd, of Illinois Times surviving in business to have a voice in this raucous and turbulent world of public aff...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:16 am
Nobody laid a glove on the popular and confident Mayor Jim Langfelder during his appearance at Citizens Club last week. In answer to questions, the mayor made clear he has no intention of reducing pol...


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