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Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015 12:01 am

The classic American diner is dying

 A few years ago, I met an old pal from Springfield in Chicago. We grabbed a bite at the Marquette Inn, the ground-floor diner named after the magnificent 1895 Loop building of that name which ho...
Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015 12:53 am

Rauner demands FOIA to see contract

What, really, is Rauner turning around in state government?...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:19 am

New kinds of cars promise new kinds of parking lots

 Me and parking lots, we go back a long way. I’ve written at least seven columns over the years damning as unwise the undevelopment of downtown Springfield to make spaces for cars. The first on...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:18 am
Peter Georgescu has a message he wants America’s corporate and political elites to hear: “I’m scared,” he said in a recent New York Times opinion piece.He adds that Paul Tudor Jones is scared,...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:17 am
The state fiscal crisis is only going to get worse, and the solution is becoming more difficult by the day.As you probably know, the General Assembly and the governor have not yet agreed on a full sta...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:16 am
THE TELLTALE HEADLINESThis week we saw two headlines that, sadly, sum up exactly how Bruce Rauner operates, and what he has in store for vulnerable populations in Illinois.First, you had news&nbs...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:15 am
When Gov. Bruce Rauner vetoed Medicaid funding for heroin addiction treatment, he kept Illinois in the dark ages while many other states are seeing the light. Roosevelt University released a study rec...
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2015 12:14 am
Since 2002 I have had the privilege of visiting Cuba three times, once with the Illinois Council of Churches, once with the Presbyterian Mission and once with the First Presbyterian Church of Springfi...


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