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Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am

Would vote-buying improve elections?

Am I the only one? Watching the Republican gubernatorial primary reminds me of a homecoming king contest that pits the quarterback whose dad bought him a convertible against the student council vice-p...
Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01 am
Comes news this week of the passing of Florence “Flossie” Hardin, in Santa Barbara, Calif., at age 102½. A longtime Springfield resident and spouse of prominent attorney John Hardin, Florence at ...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 NURTURING FUTURE LINCOLNSIn 1832, our own Mr. Lincoln called education “the most important subject which we as a people can be engaged in.” Mr. Lincoln’s words have never been timelier. Qu...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 meeting mr lincoln here in springfield that is to say the one in illinoisnot a massachusetts town on the eastern seaboard no the one in illinois where vachel lindsay imagined the president walke...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 In “The Wizard Of Oz,” Dorothy assessed the odd things she was experiencing and said to her little dog, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”Lately, Sen. Pat Roberts ha...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
 Illinois state Sen. Kirk Dillard told Chicago radio station WLS-AM last week that Republican county chairmen ought to try and get Bill Brady and/or Dan Rutherford out of the governor’s race so...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am

Does water conservation add up for Springfield?

 This month, City Water, Light and Power announced it would ask the city council to approve updating the water demand analysis done for the department in 1991, the better to assess how best to me...
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 12:01 am
We don’t agree with the Illinois Policy Institute on much, but when it comes to municipal pensions, the institute is a messenger who shouldn’t be shot. Springfield has the worst pension mess of an...

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