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Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 HELP THE HOMELESSLast week we experienced bone-chilling sub-zero weather. Those who suffer the most when the thermometer drops below zero are our homeless brothers and sisters. This month, there...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 Congress must approve a farm bill. Our nation’s farmers and millions of food-stamp recipients, as well as American consumers, are depending on the leadership of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Mi...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 If Bruce Rauner manages to successfully back away from his recently unearthed statement from December that he favored reducing the state’s minimum wage by a dollar an hour he will have dodged...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am

The legend of the Statehouse cornerstone

Atheists don’t expect to rise from the dead, but one famous dead agnostic came up, as it were, when I was reflecting last week on the fear and loathing that atheists excite among some Illinoisans. A...
Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 12:01 am
Finally, millions who have been denied health insurance are now getting coverage. But when the bills for Obamacare start coming due, it will become more obvious than ever that policy needs to shift fr...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
CONNS’ EXCELLENT VENTURESLet’s start this letter off with some background history that defines the determination and adeptness of Court and Karen Conn to move and rehab the historic, Lincoln-era M...
Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 12:01 am
 What a Christmas little Bastrop had! It’s still a mystery how Santa Claus got it down the chimney, but Bastrop got a nifty present that most children could only dream about: A big honkin’, s...

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