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Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 BEACH CLOSURE UNFAIRI am concerned about the future of the Springfield beach, especially following the huge damage award against the city. I fear this will be the final death knell of this impor...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
The vaccine debate recently hit home to my Facebook circle (so, you know, it must be serious now...). As the arguments flew fast and furious (“The CDC is a giant conspiracy to sell vaccines!” “S...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 When I was a tyke, Momma warned me not to eat anything unless I knew where it came from. That advice is so sensible that even Congress acted on it in 2002, passing a straightforward law called C...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
 I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a governor openly and loudly laughed at on the House floor. At least not while he was present.Gov. Bruce Rauner was doing pretty well with his legislative audi...
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 12:01 am
On Sunday, Feb. 12, 1865, his 56th birthday that would be his last, Abraham Lincoln was apparently working at his desk in Washington, D. C. Records show that he was in a merciful mood. After a long co...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 REMEMBERING STRATTONIn your Dec. 25 issue, Mr. Bill Ward wrote (“The name game,” letters) that the main distinction of Gov. William G. Stratton was that he was the only governor tried for co...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 With the huge budget hole created by the recent 25 percent tax cut to both Illinois’ personal and corporate income tax rate, lawmakers must make critical decisions about whether to make deep c...
Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 12:01 am
 J.P. Morgan was recently socked in the wallet by financial regulators who levied yet another multi-billion dollar fine against the Wall Street baron for massive illegalities.Well, not a fine aga...

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