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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...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:15 am
“This will be the most expensive race of our lifetime,” a Republican friend assured me last week about the apparently already begun 2018 gubernatorial campaign.If Democratic billionaire J.B. Pritz...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:14 am
 UNFULFILLED PROMISESThis is a response to Mark Erickson’s Dec. 15 letter (“Why Trump won”) and to give a different perspective. Trump won the Electoral College due to a growing dissatisfac...
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 12:13 am
We received this message in a holiday greeting card from a friend and decided to pass it along to readers. Following this instruction could lead to peace in Springfield, goodwill to the poor and unive...

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