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Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013 12:01 am
“Everything’s on the Web.” It’s laughably untrue, but there is still too much stuff for most of us to make sense of. Thus the debate now raging on the Internet – by which I mean a lot of peo...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 A RIVER RUNS THROUGH ITI read with great interest your recent article about the Sangamon River (“Paddling the Sangamon River water trail,” Jeanne Townsend Handy, Nov. 7). I grew up along the...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 We were young. We were innocent. We were naive. And from that afternoon on, nothing was the same.I had just finished lunch in the Gizmo at Knox College. As I walked down the long sunlit gallery ...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 Goldman Sachs churns out enormous profits from its high-rolling, casino investment schemes, while also churning out fat paychecks for its top executives. They literally sack up the gold, even as...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am
 Perhaps the biggest loser in last Tuesday’s historic passage of a gay marriage bill in Springfield was the National Organization for Marriage.The group, based in Washington, D.C., has been at...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am

Why do so many cities with history not have a history?

 Most towns of any size have history that is worth reading about, but surprisingly few have a good history in which they might read it. By “a good history” I mean a single-volume history for...
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013 12:01 am

City secrecy is a crime, but cops won’t take report

 I went to the Springfield Police Department last week to file a police report.What’s the offense?, the cop at the front desk asked.“Violation of the state Open Meetings Act,” I said.“Who...
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013 12:01 am
RAISING DISTRICT 186 FEESI have been following with interest the variety of proposed tax increases to benefit School District 186. I should begin by acknowledging that a strong school system is paramo...

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