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Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016 12:16 am
Once again, the city of Springfield is planning to demolish the old YWCA building to get the site ready for some potential new development. I questioned the validity of the city’s previous efforts o...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:19 am

Wronging a precious right

 “You cheated!” is the lament of sore losers everywhere. Donald Trump warns – ominously, ludicrously – that the November election will be rigged too, presumably because the Democrats will...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:18 am
In a 1932 dissenting opinion, Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis noted that the benefit of America’s federal structure is that “a single courageous state may, if its citizens choose, serve as a...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:17 am
Gov. Rauner attended a meeting last week of his “Cabinet on Children and Youth,” but it’s not known if he pulled aside one of its members, State Superintendent of Education Tony Smith, for a lit...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:16 am
 ILLINOIS CLEAN JOBS BILLThe Illinois General Assembly can make our state a leader in clean energy. As a progressive leader in Springfield, I know that policy that supports energy-efficiency prog...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:15 am
As you’ll read in Patrick Yeagle’s cover story this week, Springfield is the capital of video gambling in Illinois. It has the most establishments offering video gambling – 176 – of any city,...
Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016 12:14 am
This campaign year has been full of twists and turns. We don’t know what’s going to happen tomorrow, let alone on Nov. 8. So talking about what comes afterward seems premature. But it’s been on...
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 12:20 am

Donald Trump’s run for the White House in 1992

 Donald Trump has run for the presidency before. He ran in 1968 disguised as George Wallace and again in 1996 as Patrick Buchanan. He also ran in 1992, as my excerpted column from Oct. 29 of that...

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