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Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:17 am
MAKING A SCENEIn response to Scott Faingold’s Dec. 17 Illinois Times cover story, “Making a scene,” which asks the question “Will Springfield pay more for better music?”, I think the answer,...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:16 am
 It was 40 years and a few months ago that a group of visionary entrepreneurs gathered in Springfield to start a weekly newspaper they called Illinois Times. They found a ready audience and, more...
Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2015 12:15 am
 Trucks: we see them every day on Illinois roads. We ride alongside them on the freeway. Many may be surprised to learn that the professional trucking industry has been a critical part of making...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:21 am

Should children be permitted in cultural venues?

 While visiting an old friend in Evanston last weekend, I attended a Ceremony of Lessons and Carols at Northwestern University’s Millar Chapel. It was typical of such performances – hard benc...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:20 am
 Aah, ‘tis the season for family, friends, eggnog, chipmunks singing Christmas carols – and all-out, no-mercy, blow-’em-all-to-hell war.Not war like in Afghanistan. No, no – this is the f...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:19 am
 One of the realities of Illinois legislative politics is that our state’s system tends to discourage competition. Byzantine ballot access laws, a highly partisan legislative district map-drawi...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:18 am
WATCH WHAT YOU RECYCLEA recent opinion (“The recycling drop-off”) by James Krohe Jr. in the Dec. 10 Illinois Times discussed Lake Area Disposal’s decision to close their recycling drop-off facil...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:17 am
 The best thing about the holiday season is the spirit of generosity that covers the land. Church groups provide meals for the unfortunate. Charities gather coats and toys for children. Motorcycl...
Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2015 12:16 am
 Hilda, Ingrid, Helen and her younger brother, Siegfried, were new students. The three girls were placed in my eighth-grade class at St. Alphonsus, a large Catholic school in a blue-collar neighb...

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