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Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
At Monday night’s Citizens Club meeting to ponder Sangamon County’s low ranking in health indicators – 80th among 102 counties in Illinois – a new guard seems ready to move in where the old gu...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 09:01 am
 A counselor recently advised, “an informal setting,” adding that it is “an effective way to build a better relationship.”That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to coup...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 LAUGHTER BEST MEDICINEThank you for your recent article on Mike Pittman’s eclectic life in Springfield in which his ventures have now led him to doing a One Mic Stand Comedy Show (“Funny Bus...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 I started a chapter of the Progressive Democrats of America in Springfield a few years ago. Since then our chapter has grown to include the Greater Springfield Area. At an event last fall in fro...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 Without a doubt, the most overlooked aspect of Bruce Rauner’s multimillion-dollar TV ad buy has been his advertising campaign’s repeated attacks on Gov. Pat Quinn.“Career politicians are r...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am

Should people change the people’s government?

 Proposals to change the Illinois Constitution, I’ve noticed, are like UFO sightings: They tend to come in bunches. At the moment, the skies above Springfield are filled with strange apparition...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
Gov. Pat Quinn gave an upbeat State of the State address, but nobody is convinced. There have been too many cuts and bill-paying delays for anyone to believe the state is on the mend. It is good to se...
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 12:01 am
 CHIEF GOMO MARKERIn James Krohe Jr.’s column last week (“A new Dawn at the Statehouse?” Jan. 23),he pointed his pen to public art, specifically the statues at the Illinois Statehouse and t...

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