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Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:19 am
NECCESSARY NEGOTIATIONSSince Abraham Lincoln’s time, Springfield residents have relied on local newspapers to provide information and insight about local and state matters.Because Springfield is hom...
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:18 am
 Three Springfield-area legislators told their audience at the Better Government Association “Idea Forum” at the Sangamo Club Tuesday they are as frustrated as anyone over the budget impasse....
Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015 12:17 am
 In 1952, when I was entering second grade, my mother and I moved from my grandparents’ house to an old Victorian house on the corner of Douglas and Governor. Like many families in those days,...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:29 am

Preparing children for this world and the next is tricky

Ordinarily I would not trouble the Roman Catholic church with my opinions. Its sacred books are divinely inspired; my columns, alas, are not. I would happily take my nose out of the church’s busines...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:28 am
For today’s report, I have a bunch of statistics for you. Wait – don’t run away! Where are you going? Come back here and sit still while I drill these stats into your head. It’ll be fun, and y...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:27 am
As you probably know already, Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger said last week that the state government’s backlog of unpaid bills will hit $8.5 billion by the end of December, up from about $6 bil...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:26 am
BALANCING ACTDistrict 186 once had a very healthy balance. (“Balancing school books,” Patrick Yeagle, Sept. 3). Then a group was voted into office that spent the district into bankruptcy. Now the...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:25 am
It seems almost surreal for Springfield to go on with business as usual when there is so much going wrong. The Illinois State Museum is about to shut down for no good reason, homeless shelters through...
Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015 12:24 am
Hostility towards immigrants had been building for years. By the middle of the decade, xenophobia reached its peak, leading to a widespread belief that immigrants were threatening to destroy American...


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