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Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:20 am
Uncle Sam wants you.Not the symbolic Uncle Sam, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard of him. He’s a lawmak...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:19 am
Question the timing all you want, but last week’s legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an official appropriation is long overdue and is completel...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:18 am
BEVERAGE TAX ACTWhile the recent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act story (“Lawmakers propose tax on sugary beverages,” by Alex Camp, Jan. 19) didn’t mention it, a complaint that has been made bef...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:17 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield’s “new” aldermanic government turns 30

I’m terrible at anniversaries, so I wasn’t surprised that I’d forgotten that this year marks 30 years since the City of Springfield changed from an at-large commissioner form of government to it...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:22 am
Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called “Trump Way.” The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:21 am
On a fairly regular basis back in the day, state Sen. Barack Obama would walk up to the Senate press box and bum cigarettes off me. That was when people could smoke in the Senate chambers and back whe...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:20 am
 WAR ON COPS?As Barack Obama’s presidency came to an end, there was a lot of talk about how his tenure impacted police officers. In the last few years there have been several high-profile trage...

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