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Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 THE WAR ON WARI would not consider myself of the same political bent as IT, or certainly Jim Hightower, but I make an effort to find IT each week so I can read his column. Mostly, I find his wri...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

‘Is the world deaf and blind?’

 Last week Illinois Times published in this op/ed space “A letter of anguish from Dominican sisters in Iraq”, who have developed a bond with the Dominican Sisters of Springfield over the past...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 Trial lawyers will tell you that any good prosecutor could convince a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.Well, meet that ham sandwich! Here in my burg of Austin, Texas, the grand jury has just ...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 “We should have billions of dollars every year as part of our budget process … (to) maintain and expand our infrastructure,” Bruce Rauner said last week, according to the Chicago Tribune.R...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am

Why not a Y block wetland?

 For years, “green space” in downtown Springfield meant a weedy parking lot. These days greenery of a handsomer sort abounds, in curbside flower beds, in planter boxes and urns, in hanging ba...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 The first stage of Springfield’s rail relocation has started with groundbreaking last month on an underpass at Carpenter and 10th streets.  Although funding for the full relocation projec...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 30 YEARS FOR WEED“Nobody gets multiple decades for pot!” These words often sing in my ears while discussing my prison sentence with people. When I was 19, I started bringing cannabis from Ca...

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