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Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 12:01 am
 Raise your hand if you want to pay higher taxes.I’m guessing not many hands went up. No one wants a higher tax bill without a very good reason. I’m leading a group of Springfield citizens wh...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 02:01 am

What do you call Springfield residents?

 Many years ago, when the creeks ran clear  and deer roamed free in the wooded groves of downtown Springfield, I was leaving Lanphier Park after watching the Springfield Redbirds play a ball...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 FOR THE BIRDSGreat article about birds and wildlife habitat (“What do the birds tell us?” Jeanne Townsend Handy, Feb. 6). Thank you for sharing!I have a question about a bird sound that has...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am

Combining President’s Day and Valentine’s Day, an essay on presidential marriages

 For more than 200 years, the White House has been a center of American politics. In some administrations, it is also a haven of romance.All but one president was a married man, and in three inst...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 There’s a growing army of the working poor in our U.S. of A., and big contingents of it are now on the march. They’re strategizing, organizing and mobilizing against the immoral economics of...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
 One of the reasons why people near Treasurer Dan Rutherford are so nervous these days is because of the possibility that other employees might come out of the woodwork with even more allegations...
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 12:01 am
At Monday night’s Citizens Club meeting to ponder Sangamon County’s low ranking in health indicators – 80th among 102 counties in Illinois – a new guard seems ready to move in where the old gu...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 09:01 am
 A counselor recently advised, “an informal setting,” adding that it is “an effective way to build a better relationship.”That sounds like advice that a love counselor might offer to coup...
Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014 12:01 am
 LAUGHTER BEST MEDICINEThank you for your recent article on Mike Pittman’s eclectic life in Springfield in which his ventures have now led him to doing a One Mic Stand Comedy Show (“Funny Bus...

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