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Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:19 am
 Illinois has elected just two wealthy people to major statewide office in the last 20 years: Former U.S. Sen. Peter Fitzgerald and Gov. Bruce Rauner.Both candidates won because they ran as firm,...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:18 am
We welcome letters. Please include your full name, address and telephone number. We edit all letters. Send them to editor@illinoistimes.com.PROGRESS ON THE PAPERSIn the April 13 Illinois Times, Al...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:17 am
 At the Better Government Association’s Monday evening forum on “The Future of News: Covering the Capitol,” more than one of the journalists and editors on the panel agreed the news busines...
Thursday, May 11, 2017 12:16 am
 As I reflected on last month’s Earth Day and the current attack by the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress on the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), I considered what impact t...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
HOLD ON TO DREAMSAfter the women’s movement marches earlier this year, new and emerging leaders organized the recent Springfield Women’s March, held April 25. I’ve been watching and admiring the...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 Yeats’s famous line of poetry during the dark times after the Great War comes eerily down to us today: “Things fall apart, the centre cannot hold.” Yet in the preliminary French elections ...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 Journalism, which is supposed to help make sense of our turbulent world, can’t seem to make sense of itself.In addition to “news,” we’re now getting “fake news” (stuff that’s compl...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 In normal times, a 40-minute, late-April meeting to talk about the budget between a governor and the House Speaker would be so routine that it would likely go unnoticed by pretty much everyone u...
Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am

A new book recounts building the U of I main campus

 I expect that the main campus in Urbana and Champaign of the University of Illinois is the Downstate town that many Springfieldians know best after their own – in some parts the prettiest and...

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