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Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:21 am

Is the city smart enough to pull off the Y block deal?

 How embarrassing. The City of Springfield finds itself in the same bind as the young swain who, wooing a sophisticated lovely, invites her to a posh dinner only to realize at the end of the meal...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:20 am
Although most of us take it for granted, the U.S. Postal Service is an amazing bargain. For only 47 cents, you can purchase a “Forever” postage stamp.Buy one 47-cent stamp, and postal workers will...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:19 am
The Republicans have been saying behind the scenes that they have put four Democratic state Senators “on the bubble” – Tom Cullerton in DuPage County, Melinda Bush in Lake County, Jennifer Berti...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:18 am
 REDISTRICTINGIt’s time we return the power of Illinois government back to the people. Our current political system is broken. It’s rigged against us. The people of Illinois deserve a more ju...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:17 am
Sangamon County is eerily quiet during this election campaign. True, Illinois as a blue state isn’t in play for the presidential election, so that cuts us out of a lot of hoopla. But what about the...
Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016 12:16 am
More than 700,000 Americans are released from prison each year. We expect them to reenter society and be law-abiding, but we make it extremely difficult for anyone who has served time to ever become g...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:30 am

An aging high schooler looks back

 The “I go to my reunion” essay is a staple of the genre. By now there is nothing new that can be said, but readers read them anyway, fearful that other people’s reunions were better than t...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:29 am
 Being a muckracking political writer often makes me feel like a custodian in a horse barn, constantly shoveling manure. Indeed, I’m now a certified Equine Excrement Engineer, having developed...
Thursday, Sept. 15, 2016 12:28 am
 The Washington Post published a story the other day entitled “Meet the wealthy donors who are pouring millions into the 2016 elections.”The paper listed the top ten national donors to so-cal...

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