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Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 The war is over 150 years ago; a week later Lincoln is dead. Now it is three weeks till his body is finally laid to rest in Springfield. At first it seemed bizarre and maudlin to plan a reenactm...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
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 You don’t need a Walmart front-door greeter to find the flaw in the company’s recently announced boost in worker wages: it’s not enough. Not enough to pull its lowest-paid workers out of p...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am
 At last, America’s political leaders indicate that they now hear the voices and feel the pain of the poor and of the millions of working families slipping out of the middle class.Congress had...
Thursday, April 16, 2015 12:01 am

The governor doesn’t want to pay to bury the poor

 Balancing a budget on the backs of poor people who are on their backs seems cold even for a member of the New Republican Party. In early April, Mr. Bruce Rauner suspended reimbursements paid by...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
 SAY NO TO CAFOsIt is with sadness and disgust that I’ve learned about the proposed mega-hog operations for Menard and Cass counties. My husband, Dale, and I are from Wisconsin but lived in Peo...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
“Frances Platt, whatever happened to that wonderful mind of yours?”That was Miss Elizabeth’s greeting to my mother after not seeing her for years. The question was asked in a booming voice heard...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
And away we go – off on another crazy cruze with Ted.Cinch up your seatbelts, for Sen. Ted Cruz (fueled by his raw ambition and flaming jet-powered ego) has come screeching out of the GOP’s presid...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am

Should the State of Illinois sell the Thompson Center?

 News came last week that the liberty-loving Mr. Rauner wants to free the people of Illinois from the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago. He took steps to establish its fair market value, thus t...
Thursday, April 9, 2015 12:01 am
Jim Langfelder’s decisive win for mayor should give him the confidence to breathe energy into city hall. His first order of business is to recruit new leadership for City, Water, Light and Power, wh...

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