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Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:19 am
MAYOR ON THE MUSEUMI would like to provide an update regarding the actions I have taken as mayor for the City of Springfield, along with the aldermen, in support of keeping the Illinois State Museum s...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:18 am
 In his appearance at the Presidential Library Tuesday, one of the great liberals of Illinois politics, Abner Mikva, set many of us to reminiscing as he told stories from his 10 years in the Illi...
Thursday, July 16, 2015 12:17 am
This letter expresses my objection to closing the Illinois State Museum system. I believe that Gov. Bruce Rauner was given bad advice when told to close the museum. Although figures showing the positi...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:18 am

Should Illinois honor the now-dishonored dead?

 Across the South, Confederate battle flags, long regarded with pride as the symbol of a newly risen South, have been coming down from atop statehouses and courthouses. Hyperbolic commentators se...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:17 am
 From 1956 until 2010, CBS television’s daytime lineup included America’s longest-running soap opera: “As the World Turns.” But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound i...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:16 am
 Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proving to be quite adept at skirting responsibility for the current Statehouse impasse and impending government shutdown. He has relentlessly painted himself as...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:15 am
 RACISM. THINK ABOUT IT.In the aftermath of the recent murders of nine citizens at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., various national leaders described the actions of Dylann Roof as “unth...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:14 am
 Don’t close the museum, continued. The one and only public hearing on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s crazy proposal to close the Illinois State Museum is 4 p.m. Monday in Room 212 of the Capitol. Those...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:13 am
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 In the summer of 1970 a small storefront office opened on Washington Street. People began showing up to register for higher education classes. This was something new; a public university was com...

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