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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am

Looking back while going over the Donner Pass

 During four Junes since 1994 I’ve moved to and from Illinois and the West Coast. On that first trip, orange and yellow U-Haul and Penske rental trucks settled on the big roads by the hundreds,...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Every year around the Fourth of July Springfield celebrates Independents Week by appreciating and patronizing independent, locally owned businesses. There are dozens of reasons to shop Local Fir...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
INFLATION CESSATIONIn the June 19 Illinois Times, Jim Hightower urges raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour (“A bold shift in America’s minimum wage debate”). But why raise it to onl...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Em...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Have you noticed “the powers that be” employ an entirely different standard for measuring the health of America’s job market than they use for the stock market? They’re currently telling...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 Almost 90 percent of the “Yes for Independent Maps” petition entries tossed as invalid by the Illinois State Board of Elections this month were for people who were either not registered to v...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 This week the winners of the Small Business Owner of the Year awards, sponsored by the Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce, all talked about taking care of their employees and their customer...

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