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Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am

Springfield’s oral history tradition

 In “Squabbling over the inheritance” (June 12), I lamented the fact that the Illinois State Historical Library, which has collected and preserved materials on the state’s political, social...
Thursday, July 31, 2014 12:01 am
At a luncheon this week the first graduates of the Sangamon CEO program described the businesses they created, the people they met and the life lessons they learned. The high school students spent a b...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 FEMALE PRIEST SHOULDN’T STAYI was really interested in the article on the woman Catholic priest that was in the most recent issue of Illinois Times (“Woman priest defies Catholic diocese,”...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing.The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. Polls in r...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 Most of us celebrated July Fourth by barbecuing and setting off some fireworks. Some of us might have paused for a moment to reflect on that thing Jefferson wrote about 238 years ago: The Declar...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
 “This morning,” 1,063 respondents were told the evening of July 17 during a Capitol Fax/We Ask America poll, “Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner released an economic plan for I...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am

Is a bad tree worse than no tree at all?

 The house came ready-made but the yard didn’t. Thus it was that, in addition to the picket fence and the rose trellis, my parents decided to plant a tree in the front yard. They did this becau...
Thursday, July 24, 2014 12:01 am
It has now been 100 days since more than 200 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by a group called Boko Haram. The occasion was marked by a meeting of the girls’ parents with Nigerian President Good...

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