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Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:18 am

Should Illinois honor the now-dishonored dead?

 Across the South, Confederate battle flags, long regarded with pride as the symbol of a newly risen South, have been coming down from atop statehouses and courthouses. Hyperbolic commentators se...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:17 am
 From 1956 until 2010, CBS television’s daytime lineup included America’s longest-running soap opera: “As the World Turns.” But times change, and now a real-life human drama of profound i...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:16 am
 Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner is proving to be quite adept at skirting responsibility for the current Statehouse impasse and impending government shutdown. He has relentlessly painted himself as...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:15 am
 RACISM. THINK ABOUT IT.In the aftermath of the recent murders of nine citizens at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, S.C., various national leaders described the actions of Dylann Roof as “unth...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:14 am
 Don’t close the museum, continued. The one and only public hearing on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s crazy proposal to close the Illinois State Museum is 4 p.m. Monday in Room 212 of the Capitol. Those...
Thursday, July 9, 2015 12:13 am
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 In the summer of 1970 a small storefront office opened on Washington Street. People began showing up to register for higher education classes. This was something new; a public university was com...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:21 am

A Sangamonian makes, and writes, history in the West

 These days, a man who stands at the edge of Springfield and gazes at the wide open spaces to the west and imagines herds grazing contentedly is a shopping center developer. A century and a half...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:20 am
Oh, joy! Oh, goody! Oh, happy day! For those of us who love the loopy side of American politics, our dream of some serious loco for 2016 has arrived: Donnie Trump in the race. For president. Of the Un...
Thursday, July 2, 2015 12:19 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan likes to send “messages.” He doesn’t often explain what those messages are, but last week’s surprising defeat of a bill to give the Chicago Public Schools a 40-da...

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