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Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 12:18 am
In Illinois, Lincoln’s essential premise of “government of the people, by the people, and for the people” has been corrupted into “government of the casinos, by the casinos, and for the casino...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:21 am

The newest idea for the Y block is the worst

 First it was going to be the site of a courts complex, then of a new Lincoln museum. After that hope fizzled it was going to be home to a showcase mixed-use development, but the City of Springfi...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:20 am
Uncle Sam wants you.Not the symbolic Uncle Sam, but Sam Johnson. Although he’s been a member of Congress more than a quarter of a century, it’s unlikely you’ve ever heard of him. He’s a lawmak...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:19 am
Question the timing all you want, but last week’s legal filing by Attorney General Lisa Madigan to stop paying state employee wages without an official appropriation is long overdue and is completel...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:18 am
BEVERAGE TAX ACTWhile the recent Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Act story (“Lawmakers propose tax on sugary beverages,” by Alex Camp, Jan. 19) didn’t mention it, a complaint that has been made bef...
Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 12:17 am
The Affordable Care Act has been responsible for improving the health of thousands of low-income central Illinois residents who, with the benefit of insurance, now are under the care of doctors and ho...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:23 am

Springfield’s “new” aldermanic government turns 30

I’m terrible at anniversaries, so I wasn’t surprised that I’d forgotten that this year marks 30 years since the City of Springfield changed from an at-large commissioner form of government to it...
Thursday, Jan. 26, 2017 12:22 am
Buckle up, friends. Most Americans are about to be detoured onto a rough and rocky back road called “Trump Way.” The autocratic tycoon was unabashed on the campaign trail in promising his victory...

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