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Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:15 am
 Several months ago, House Speaker Michael Madigan’s chief of staff Tim Mapes made copies of candidate nominating petitions for what appeared to be every single candidate in the state, regardle...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:14 am
TOXIC CAFO EMISSIONSBoth the U.S. House and Senate are responsible for a dangerous provision that was inserted into the omnibus appropriations spending bill signed by President Trump.On page 2,203 of...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:13 am
Speaking in Springfield Saturday at the annual Illinois Innocence Project dinner will be attorney Jerry Buting, of the 2015 Netflix documentary “Making a Murderer” and author of Illusion of Justic...
Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:12 am

Ending credit card signatures

 So long, Shamu.For more than a decade I’ve been signing the name of the world’s most famous killer whale on credit card receipts and signature pads. When I’m not in a hurry, I add a crude...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:20 am

Rally at Capitol underwhelms

 I spent nearly two hours watching last weekend’s gun rally on the Capitol steps and walked away disturbed and buoyant.The good news is, they didn’t get nearly as many folks as hoped, predict...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:19 am
I apologize for turning inward for a personal commentary today, but Susan DeMarco is an admirable example of the virtue of citizen activism. She didn’t dwell in the media limelight, yet she’s one...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:18 am
I’ve read, watched and heard a whole lot of commentary about the upcoming state budget negotiations during the past few weeks, and it pretty much all ignores recent history and focuses instead on on...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:17 am
IMMIGRATION EDUCATIONI’ve known Rosanna Pulido (“The anti-welcome lady,” Fletcher Farrar, April 5) since her entry into the struggle to restore sanity to our immigration policy, and I think it i...
Thursday, April 19, 2018 12:16 am
 Seldom is heard a discouraging word about Abraham Lincoln, around here at least, but Bloomington author and lawyer Guy Fraker, who has written two books on Lincoln’s circuit-riding days, told...

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