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Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 DRIVING IT HOMEI would like to make a comment about your article “Driving while black” (Patrick Yeagle, Dec. 19). I have never seen a city of Springfield police car parked at a U-turn on I-5...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 The Springfield Baha’i community is celebrating the recent approval by the U.S. Senate of a resolution condemning Iran’s continued state-sponsored persecution of its Baha’i citizens. Senat...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am

The rise of the all-purpose preposition

 These days, the editor’s desks of most newspaper and web news outlets are occupied by the very tender bottoms of bright boys and girls who are younger than some of my house plants. These are t...
Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014 12:01 am
For our Jan. 1, 1976, edition, Illinois Times asked local leaders to prognosticate on the year ahead. Irv Smith, then the Sangamon County Superintendent of Schools: “I think it’s predictable Sprin...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 PENSION PLANNINGI don’t know Mr. Krohe so there is nothing personal in this reply to his rant about state employee pensions (“Promises, promises,” Dec. 12). However, as someone who worked ...
Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013 12:01 am
 Timmy Geithner has landed.The Secretary of the Treasury in President Obama’s first term resigned early this year, and we lost track of him for months. But in November, Geithner reappeared, hav...

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