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Thursday, May 4, 2017 12:01 am
 A year ago, Mayor Jim Langfelder in his state of the city address talked about streamlining the city’s approach to requests for public records. Now, the city is saying that drafts of an enviro...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:21 am

Cat is leaving Peoria for a prettier woman

 For 90 years, “Caterpillar” was just a different way of spelling P-e-o-r-i-a. But the company has decided to move its entire executive team of some 300 people out of the River City to Chicag...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:18 am
MASTER PLAN FOR TREESAs Arbor Day approaches, it is sad to see Springfield having lost so many of its trees to storm damage and disease over the last few years. The downtown, neighborhoods and parks h...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:17 am
As the U. S. Senate heads to the White House to hear the administration’s assessment of North Korea’s nuclear capability, and as President Trump continues his threat to use preemptive military str...
Thursday, April 27, 2017 12:16 am
Leaders on Capitol Hill are about to turn their attention to health care reform again. While “repeal and replace” has the most attention, what is at stake is beyond the fate of the Affordable Care...
Thursday, April 20, 2017 12:21 am

Staying in touch with my inner pig farmer

 I was at my desk in 1982 when the phone rang. “Hello.”“What the hell is a pork belly?” It was Lewis Bergman, calling from New York City. Lewis was former editor of the New York Times Mag...

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