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Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:20 am

A look back at 35 years of bungling at the Y block

 Ever know a kid who never quite grew up because her parents wouldn’t let her? The Y block in downtown Springfield is a lot like that. I described the partial clearing of that parcel in 1978. (...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:19 am
A nation’s border is nothing in and of itself. It’s just an inanimate line on a map, in the dirt, on a riverbank. It has no philosophy, personality, feelings or meaning – beyond what people on e...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:17 am
 PRESIDENT TRUMPWhoever said life was smooth? Jefferson said we need a revolution every 12 years to clean out the rot, adjust and start again. Well, Trump has given us that opportunity. But how c...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:16 am
Some of us who worried that Donald Trump if he lost might not concede now have our own concession speeches to write. Congratulations to Mr. Trump and his supporters who are pleased to have taken their...
Thursday, Nov. 10, 2016 12:15 am
Almost a year ago, 178 nations agreed to the Paris Climate Accord which recently was ratified as the first world climate agreement designed to eliminate fossil fuel energy, preferably by 2033. How are...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:20 am

Mid-Illinois in the mid-1800s comes alive again

 Hepzibah was a young woman of a sort we’ve all known – smart, full of gumption and eager for a little bit more from life than life was prepared to give her. “It does seem to me that any on...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:19 am
 The Dakota Access Pipeline is a massive 1,172-mile-long pipeline being constructed by Energy Transfer Partners. It will cut through North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa and Illinois. This pipeline,...
Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 12:18 am
 During any given campaign season, one or maybe two state legislative campaigns wind up running ads on Chicago broadcast television stations. But in the age of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s gigantic camp...

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