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Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:15 am
 HELP THE HOMELESSDespite the fledging economic recovery, the number of our sisters and brothers who are homeless in Springfield was up in the last annual count. As unfortunate as that is, even m...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:10 am
Now, out of the blue, Gov. Bruce Rauner is threatening to close the Illinois State Museum in his effort to persuade Democrats to vote for workers compensation reform and other parts of his personal �...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:05 am
 A few weeks ago, Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia made a small splash in the press when he took Congress to task for failing to authorize our nation’s ongoing war against Islamic militants. “The s...
Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:43 am

Walker aide critiques the press

The following is a letter from Norton Kay, who served as News Secretary to former Gov. Dan Walker. The letter was printed in the first issue of Illinois Times on Sept. 18, 1975, as a welcome and bit of "advice."...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 AN OUTSIDERS’ PERSPECTIVEAs someone who has come to know Springfield a little over recent months, I wonder if folks here might like to know how it seems from the outside. These are times when...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 It appears certain that drunk drivers, drivers under the influence of drugs, and distracted drivers will continue to kill and injure innocent motorists. Why is it so certain, when everyone recog...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 When the going got tough, Barack got in a huff and then he got gruff.President Obama has worked himself into such a tizzy over the TPP that he’s lashing out at his progressive friends in Congr...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 I spent the better part of last Wednesday asking folks around the Statehouse if they had anything positive to tell me. I went looking for anything that might indicate a silver lining to this inc...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am

Is the California drought an opportunity for Illinois farmers?

 Moving west to California some years ago, I was commanded to pull off the interstate at the state line in the Sierra Nevada. A young man in uniform asked me to open the car so he could inspect w...


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