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Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:15 am
 ABUSE OF TIF FUNDINGI, along with others, am becoming concerned about Springfield TIF spending policies. Tax increment financing, as often espoused, has taxes (generally property tax) removed fr...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:14 am
In anticipation of the new administration taking office Jan. 20, many Americans are asking themselves what they can do to make these perilous times better. The Dominican Sisters of Springfield suggest...
Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017 12:13 am
All Americans face the prospect that very shortly after Jan. 20, Congress will repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). That means between 14 and 17 million people (depending on the report you want to us...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:35 am

Remembering Springfield’s “greatest citizen after Lincoln”

 In 1922 a reporter from the Illinois State Journal dropped by the City Hall offices of Willis J. Spaulding at Seventh and Monroe. Spaulding was then the city’s Commissioner of Public Property....
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:34 am
In Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, it was his frequent, unbridled slaps at Wall Street elites and arrogant, job-busting corporate executives that gave him the “populistic” patina he needed...
Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016 12:33 am
As Mario Cuomo said, politicians campaign in poetry but have to govern in prose. Now we have a president-elect who campaigned in tweets...but still will have to govern in prose.Donald Trump showed gre...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:17 am

Creeping conversions remain a problem after 28 years

 Organizers with the City of Springfield and the Springfield Regional Planning Commission held what amounted to an informal design charette the other day. Citizens were invited to imagine a futur...

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