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Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
Have you heard about High Frequency Trading? HFT is sweeping, purely speculative financial transactions that have been made possible by huge leaps in technology. Done by super-fast computers, using ma...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am
“There was no money allocated at all before the election of 2010,” Gov. Pat Quinn told Chicago TV reporter Charles Thomas about allegations that the governor had spent millions in state anti-viole...
Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:01 am

If you liked Dan Walker, you’ll love Gov. Bruce Rauner

 “To those who have grown rich on the public dollar, to those who have won secret grants and contracts, to those in government who put themselves first and the taxpayers second – to you I bri...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
REQUIRED READINGLauren P. Duncan’s takeout story, “Cash helps Rauner climb” (Feb. 27), ought to be required reading for everybody who votes in this month’s Republican primary, probably the Nov...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Every few days, we learn yet one more way in which government’s expanded surveillance powers intrude upon our privacy and civil liberties.In January it was the revelation that spy agencies in the U....
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 You know what America needs? More jobs, that’s what.Not Wal-Mart-style jobettes, but real jobs – stable ones with good salary and benefits, union jobs so workers have a say in what goes on,...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Some Illinois Legislative Black Caucus members are saying “I told you so” in the wake of a stunning state Auditor General’s investigation into misspending, waste and possibly even fraud in...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Would vote-buying improve elections?

Am I the only one? Watching the Republican gubernatorial primary reminds me of a homecoming king contest that pits the quarterback whose dad bought him a convertible against the student council vice-p...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Comes news this week of the passing of Florence “Flossie” Hardin, in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 102½. A longtime Springfield resident and spouse of prominent attorney John Hardin, Florence at ...

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