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Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am

I go to a Rotary convention

 Foreign travel is usually regarded as a perk of high office. After I had been elected president of Springfield High School’s Interact Club, the service club for boys, sponsored by the local Ro...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
HELP OUT OF REACHThank you to Toni Hoy for all her hard work and efforts in the struggle to prohibit the Department of Children and Family Services from making custody relinquishment a condition of pa...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Every single day hundreds of families are needlessly torn apart through a broken and inhumane deportation system badly in need of reform. Last year alone more than 368,000 people were deported a...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 He’s back. And, this time, he has eyeglasses. Yes, Rick “Oops” Perry, is back, pitching himself for another presidential run. What fun! Who can forget the Texas governor’s nationally tel...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 I commissioned a We Ask America poll on April 21 of the races for governor, comptroller and treasurer. But I forgot to put the candidates’ party labels in the poll’s questions. The results c...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am

A new map charts the Cubs-Cards divide

 The proprietors of The Upshot drove in a couple of runs for their new web-based news site when they posted a fun interactive map of baseball fandom. Aggregating Facebook “likes,” Tom Giratik...
Thursday, May 8, 2014 12:01 am
 Thanks to Illinois Issues for reporting that the Illinois Department of Agriculture is trying out a new weapon in its battle against gypsy moths, which in their caterpillar stage defoliate milli...
Thursday, May 1, 2014 12:01 am
ON THE STREETSIn the article “Telling their stories” (April 24), Patrick Yeagle did a marvelous job portraying the story and my documentary, Untold Stories: Conversations with the Homeless.In both...

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