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Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:20 am

Illinois buys Con-Agra a house-warming gift

 Well, looks like we got taken again by a big out-of-town jasper. The Omaha-based processed food giant Con-Agra – parent of Chef Boyardee, Swiss Miss and other take-in fast foods – is moving...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:19 am
 With the 2016 presidential campaigns in full swing, the burdens of the working middle class have taken center stage. And believe it or not, there is bipartisan support from the front-runners on...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:18 am
 The Illinois Senate had been scheduled to return to Springfield on Oct. 6 after not being in session since Sept. 9. But last week the Senate President postponed session until Oct....
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:17 am
 A TOP-HEAVY 186I support Springfield Public School District 186 – I always vote “yes” on bond issues for schools. However, 5.3 percent of our budget spent for administration is not “slig...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:16 am
 Sometimes friends get into financial or legal trouble but they’re still friends, and those troubles don’t wipe out the good that they’ve done. We and hundreds of others are sad to see Gold...
Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 12:15 am
 People who care about the United States’ place in the world often fret about challenges to representative democracy from other countries. I’d contend that the more formidable challenge comes...
Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015 12:21 am

Dead poets are better remembered in books than buildings

 The only class of people less happy to confront dead writers than high school sophomores are probably mayors. Dead writers cause more trouble in their hometowns than even the most factious of th...

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