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Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 GREENS OVER GOLDIllinois Times reported that the Springfield Park District has met with a golf management firm about potentially privatizing the management of its four public golf courses (Cap C...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Earlier this year, the Veterans Affairs Administration denied the Tampa Tribune’s Freedom of Information Act request for the names of VA hospitals where veterans died because of delays in medi...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Let’s check our weaponry: 93,000 machine guns – check! – 533 planes and helicopters – check! 180,000 magazine cartridges – check! 44,000 night-vision goggles – check! 432 mine-resist...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am

Looking back while going over the Donner Pass

 During four Junes since 1994 I’ve moved to and from Illinois and the West Coast. On that first trip, orange and yellow U-Haul and Penske rental trucks settled on the big roads by the hundreds,...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 Every year around the Fourth of July Springfield celebrates Independents Week by appreciating and patronizing independent, locally owned businesses. There are dozens of reasons to shop Local Fir...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
INFLATION CESSATIONIn the June 19 Illinois Times, Jim Hightower urges raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour (“A bold shift in America’s minimum wage debate”). But why raise it to onl...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
 The U.S. Senate held a vote recently to bring up legislation allowing student debt holders to refinance old loans at lower current interest rates. The motion to debate the “Bank on Students Em...

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