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Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 12:01 am
Every week that governor-elect Bruce Rauner comes to Springfield he learns that the state’s fiscal condition is far worse than it was when he came the week before. This time he discovered a plan to ...
Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014 12:01 am
It seems downtown Springfield has been discovered by billionaires, and that’s a good thing. Bruce Rauner, who says he’ll fix up the governor’s mansion and move in, was spotted relaxing at the Br...
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014 12:01 am
 On Monday evening, just before the Ferguson decision was announced, the Springfield Race Unity Committee was holding a forum on restorative justice, a method that could improve race relations an...
Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 12:01 am
This month’s Illinois Issues cover story on “Young black males” is recommended reading as the nation turns its attention again to Ferguson, Missouri. In the article by Maureen Foertsch McKinney,...
Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 This week’s cover story by Scott Faingold, “Punk paradise in Southtown,” p. 12, brings to light a little-known cultural phenomenon in Springfield. A half dozen youth-oriented enterprises h...
Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Many of us are hoping that Bruce Rauner won’t be as bad as we think he’s going to be. Even some of his supporters are secretly pleased that Mike Madigan is still in control to shield the sta...
Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 12:01 am
The billboard towering above Wabash Avenue still proclaims, “The Benedictine PROMISE: affordable and attainable undergraduate education.” It is a promise broken. Last Thursday the Benedictine Univ...
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
As the State of Illinois cuts back its financial support and hours of operation for parks and historic sites, volunteers and donors are more important than ever. Last week the New Salem Lincoln League...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 Mddle East peace could begin in the Midwest, at Illinois College in Jacksonville. Why not? The historic progressive institution is thinking big and reaching wide by inviting Jimmy Carter, the fo...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 Springfield Public Schools Superintendent Jennifer Gill is getting high marks for candor in the way she describes the dismal graduation rate, test scores and racial disparities of District 186. ...

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