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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:21 am
The latest Illinois credit rating downgrade from Fitch Ratings is chock full of phrases that could be used in the next campaign cycle against the governor and other incumbents.The one that’s made th...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:20 am
 AN URBAN PARKJames Krohe Jr.’s Feb. 2 Dyspepsiana column, entitled “More parking downtown?” seems to provide an opportunity for community dialogue about the future of the area now called t...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:19 am
The Senate’s so-called “grand bargain” isn’t soup yet, but if legislators need any further incentive to keep trying, they should read the latest downgrade report from S&P Global Ratings. �...
Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:18 am
In Illinois, Lincoln’s essential premise of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been corrupted into “government of the casinos, by the casinos, and for the casino...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:21 am

The newest idea for the Y block is the worst

 First it was going to be the site of a courts complex, then of a new Lincoln museum. After that hope fizzled it was going to be home to a showcase mixed-use development, but the City of Springfi...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:20 am
Uncle Sam wants you.Not the symbolic Uncle Sam, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard of him. He’s a lawmak...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:19 am
Question the timing all you want, but last week’s legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an official appropriation is long overdue and is completel...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:18 am
BEVERAGE TAX ACTWhile the recent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act story (“Lawmakers propose tax on sugary beverages,” by Alex Camp, Jan. 19) didn’t mention it, a complaint that has been made bef...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:17 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho...

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