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Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 CHIEF GOMO MARKERIn James Krohe Jr.’s column last week (“A new Dawn at the Statehouse?” Jan. 23),he pointed his pen to public art, specifically the statues at the Illinois Statehouse and t...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 Recall the national attention, and concern, generated just before Thanksgiving when the country’s largest turkey producer indicated the possibility of a shortage of large, fresh turkeys? There...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 The rich truly are different from you and me – they tend to hold seats in Congress. Our nation purports to be a representative democracy, yet you don’t find many plumbers, mineworkers, dirt...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 I don’t think I’ve seen a Republican – or just about any candidate of any stripe – work as hard for an AFL-CIO endorsement than Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka did.She assiduously courted ...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am

Dragooning jurors to serve justice is unjust

 The United States ended military conscription in 1973, but draft-dodgers still roam the land – ordinary citizens drafted involuntarily into service as trial jurors by the courts. Many objectio...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
“Why so many small babies in Sangamon County?” is the question from this issue that haunts. See page 11 for the article by Lauren P. Duncan, our editorial intern. Sangamon County’s rate for low ...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 HOPE THRIVESI am writing in support of The Hope Institute for Children and Families and the caring, compassionate staff that care for the children there.A few years ago my wife, Linda, and I bec...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
Words I wrote a while back in an Illinois Times op ed letter keep coming back to mind. I said: “Most of us will never commit armed robbery or push drugs. But under the right circumstances every one ...
Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014 12:01 am
 Have you had your daily minimum requirement of triclosan today? How about your dosage of triclocarban? Chances are you have, but don’t know it. These two are antimicrobial chemicals, which mig...

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