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Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:20 am
There are always two audiences for formal gubernatorial addresses: 1) Legislators who actually attend; and 2) Everyone else outside the Statehouse who watch it or read about it later.Gov. Bruce Rauner...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:19 am
 A PLEASANT SURPRISEEach week when I pick up the newest edition of Illinois Times, I turn back to read Julianne Glatz’s food column. A week ago, I turned back, expecting to find the featur...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:18 am
It was called a historic occasion Monday evening, because nobody could remember this  happening before in Springfield, but the event seemed ordinary, like something that should happen all the tim...
Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 12:17 am
 In 1893, Chicago hosted the World’s Columbian Exposition, a six-month extravaganza that thrust Illinois into the international spotlight. The event inspired an artistic and educational revival...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:22 am

What ought to be required of a member of the Commonwealth?

 Who gets to be an American? I don’t mean who gets to live here. I mean, who gets to be an American citizen? This large question weighs heavily on the smaller minds on our political right. I re...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:21 am
 The basic problem facing the corporate and political powers that want you and me to swallow their Trans-Pacific Partnership deal is that they can’t make chicken salad out of chicken manure.But...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:20 am
 President Barack Obama seemed to admit almost right from the start of his address to the Illinois General Assembly last week about the need for a more civil politics that he probably wouldn’t...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:19 am
 LEGACY OF EXCELLENCEMany thanks to Illinois Times and Bruce Rushton for the profile of Springfield’s Legacy Audio (“Sounds good”) in the Feb. 11 edition. It made me smile. This company is...
Thursday, Feb. 18, 2016 12:18 am
 The bright spot in Gov. Bruce Rauner’s no-budget budget address is his support for increased state funding for K-12 education. In addition, support is growing for a change in the formula for d...

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