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Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:20 am

Re-treeing Springfield means transplanting attitudes too

 Careful readers of his paper will know that Sustainable Springfield is encouraging businesses and landowners to allow the organization to plant native and/or non-invasive tree species on their p...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:19 am
2016 has certainly been an odd year for the political and corporate elites. They certainly couldn’t predict (and then subsequently stayed in denial about) the groundswell from the masses in terms of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:18 am
After what happened last week, it’s clearer than ever that Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan has no fear of what Gov. Rauner could do to his members this fall. And Madigan has even less fear of...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:17 am
 THE TIF PUZZLEIf you’re wondering who, if anybody, will make an argument against extending the downtown TIF, Sen. Andy Manar has been making a strong and convincing one since he got to the Sen...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:16 am
There is no more apt description of the just concluded legislative session than Gov. Bruce Rauner’s: “Stunning failure.” He was pointing at the Democrats, as usual, but he is the one who failed...
Thursday, June 2, 2016 12:15 am
This is an edited version of remarks Paul O’Shea delivered to the Citizens Club May 27.I agree when Bob Gray says that the 1925 Myron West City Plan of the City of Springfield was exemplary. This wa...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:19 am
 The beatings of American workers (wage slashing, axed benefits, union busting, mass firings, offshored factories and brutish abuse of worker rights) have been increasing in frequency, intensity...
Thursday, May 26, 2016 12:18 am
 It has looked to me for a very long time that House Speaker Michael Madigan has been waiting for an existential state crisis to force Gov. Bruce Rauner to back completely away from his anti-unio...

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