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Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:20 am

A look back at AAA baseball in Springfield

 Opening Day is April 2, and in honor of the new season I bring you this column from 1978, when Springfield was, gloriously, home to the Redbirds, the St. Louis Cardinals’ AAA farm team.The pie...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:19 am
 Trump & Company claim they have a sweeping mandate from voters to remake America –but wait, it is just a magic trick – almost half of the electorate chose not to vote in last November’...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:18 am
 You may have heard about a recent Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll which found that Gov. Bruce Rauner’s job disapproval ratings have almost doubled in the past two years, from 31 percen...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:17 am
VISION OF TRUMPSenator Dick Durbin at the Gorsuch confirmation hearing commented that White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said Gorsuch represents the type of judge that has the vision of Trump....
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...
Thursday, March 23, 2017 12:15 am

Lee Hamilton

 As you watch the health care proceedings on Capitol Hill, imagine what things might be like if we lived in more functional political times. In particular, what if Congress were run by pragmatist...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:20 am

The meager harvest from school gardens

 Teaching, it has been said, is like cultivating a garden. Some teachers believe that cultivating a garden is a form of teaching. The kids at Butler Elementary have been growing and harvesting he...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:19 am
It’s time to face up to the obvious: The President of the United States is deranged.I don’t mean that he’s merely idiosyncratic or pushing policies that I think are crazy, nor do I say this as j...
Thursday, March 16, 2017 12:18 am
If Attorney General Lisa Madigan succeeds in convincing the Illinois Supreme Court to consider ordering the state to stop paying employees without an appropriation and the governor’s legal team uses...

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