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Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 MORE POLICE DIVERSITYIn 1972, the Illinois State Police hired a young, black state trooper from Rockford to join the force in District 15. He returned to Rockford to patrol the tollway from Rock...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 The fear of measles and news of the Ebola virus have captured news headlines for many months. These are of course serious news stories and deserve our attention. However, there is one issue that...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 Business schools and Wall Street banks preach a strict, anti-social doctrine of corporate management that comes down to this: CEO’s must be idiots. By that I mean the original Greek word “id...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 More than a few Statehouse types have been wondering aloud for weeks what Gov. Bruce Rauner is up to with his almost daily attacks on organized labor. Just what, they ask, is the end game here?H...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am

Father John Garvey, late of Springfield, dies at 70

  “Agnostic though you are you should pray for his health,” John urged me when he heard that critic and essayist Clive James was suffering from cancer. “After [the deaths of Chris...
Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 12:01 am
 We are pleased to hear that Gov. Bruce Rauner has recognized the need to give independence to the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum by making it a stand-alone state agency. Now it ...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 BEACH CLOSURE UNFAIRI am concerned about the future of the Springfield beach, especially following the huge damage award against the city. I fear this will be the final death knell of this impor...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
The vaccine debate recently hit home to my Facebook circle (so, you know, it must be serious now...). As the arguments flew fast and furious (“The CDC is a giant conspiracy to sell vaccines!” “S...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 When I was a tyke, Momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That advice is so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called C...

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