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Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
Every year, we get at least one “corporate fight” in Springfield. Two or more corporations or industries will duke it out over some proposed law change or another. The cable TV industry, for insta...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am

. . .with the Indiana blues again

 I’m packin’ up darlin’, down the road I go…a black top road running to a gravel road then a sand top road and I’ll be gone–“You Don’t have To Go” as performed by Jerry Lee...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 SHAKE A PAW, VOTEWe need your help to vote for Springfield, Illinois, in the Bark For Your Park Contest. The winner will win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park and four other cities will also...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 Last month marked the 10th anniversary of the death of Vince Demuzio, the longtime state senator and a powerful political voice of downstate Illinois. His legacy lives on in a multitude of ways....
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 Imagine a bold headline blaring, “An Army of 1,500 Lobbyists Swarms Capitol Hill.” But that wouldn’t be news, since it happens every day. In fact, an occupying army of Gucci-clad corporate...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
It’s been assumed all along that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s proposal to spend $100 million to help build Barack Obama’s presidential library was designed to put the Republicans on...
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...

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