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Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:19 am

Communal reading as tells a city’s story to itself

 Unless we are blessed with snow, December hereabouts can be a grim month, which might have been one of the reasons that Vachel Lindsay decided to shuffle off this mortal coil on the fifth of tha...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:18 am
 “We’ve had a great relationship,” exulted a giddy Donald Trump, following his two-day schmoozefest in Manila with the thuggish president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte.Duterte, a self...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:17 am
 Operating Engineers Union Local 150 is making good on its threat to back a Republican primary opponent against House Republican Leader Jim Durkin.The union local’s president, Jim Sweeney, told...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:16 am
 A DEEPER HOLEI write to congratulate Bruce Rushton on his fine article titled “Can I see your papers? No!” in the Nov. 16 issue of Illinois Times.In a time when libraries are faltering with...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:15 am
 The furor over sexual harassment has led to what is being called a “day of reckoning,” with wrongdoers being held to account for their transgressions. The reaction to past abuse, sometimes l...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:14 am
 In case you hadn’t noticed, the world has changed. That, according to Darren J. Root, superintendent of the Auburn public schools, in a recent op-ed for the SJ-R. Superintendent Root noted tha...
Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 12:07 am

Sometimes, they’re different things

 To say that Springfield is going ga-ga over a comprehensive plan would be an exaggeration in more ways than one.Peppered with quotes from Myron H. West, a planner who helped author the city’s...
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:22 am

The bidding is underway for Amazon’s new headquarters

 Usually, Amazon sells stuff at a discounted price. At the moment it is trying to sell something at the highest possible price – a second headquarters operation somewhere other than its hometow...


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