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Thursday, May 25, 2017 12:28 am
It doesn’t help much for Illinois editorialists to get angry, bang the table and shout “Unacceptable” about the Statehouse budget impasse, or “Enough,” as they did a year ago. The neutral, b...
Thursday, May 18, 2017 12:17 am
It was the largest commencement in University of Illinois Springfield history, with 1,270 graduates walking across the stage. Their poetic names – Indian, African, Middle Eastern, Chicagoan – refl...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:17 am
 At the Better Government Association’s Monday evening forum on “The Future of News: Covering the Capitol,” more than one of the journalists and editors on the panel agreed the news busines...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:17 am
As the U. S. Senate heads to the White House to hear the administration’s assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability, and as President Trump continues his threat to use preemptive military str...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:17 am
As our Chris Britt says in his inimitable way on p. 4, nobody is excited about the current crop of Democratic candidates for governor. Long gone are the days when a powerful political machine could pu...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:27 am
Every Good Friday for the past 30 years or so a small group of Christians and other compassionate activists follow someone carrying a big wooden cross around downtown, stopping occasionally to sing an...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:16 am
 If you haven’t yet been to the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, get there. The new location, a building leased from the city just outside the Monument Avenue e...
Thursday, March 30, 2017 11:18 am
Other than that, Jackie, how was the conference?If you tried to email Springfield Housing Authority executive director Jackie Newman earlier this week, you received this automatic reply:“I am curren...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:16 am
 It gave us a shudder to hear the new secretary of state rattling his saber this week about Korea. The policy of “strategic patience” with North Korea is over, he said, and “all options are...

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