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Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:19 am
 Inequality doesn’t just come out of the blue, it’s intentionally created by decisions that elites make – usually behind closed doors, so those knocked down don’t know what (or who) hit t...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:18 am
 Just days before the 2010 general election, then-Sen. Rickey Hendon (D-Chicago) introduced then-Gov. Pat Quinn at a Chicago rally by calling Quinn’s Republican opponent a “racist,” among o...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:17 am
 APPROVE THE DOWNTOWN DEALBright New Day Investments, LLC, Rick Lawrence’s downtown project on the corner of Sixth Street and Monroe, is before the City Council with a TIF request. Mistakes hav...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:16 am
 This week we welcome our new journalism intern, Megan Swett, a student in University of Illinois Springfield’s Public Affairs Reporting master’s degree program. Megan, from O’Fallon, recei...
Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018 12:15 am

A call for a “coalition of conscience” with civil rights and labor

 While Martin Luther King, Jr. is best known for his “I have a dream” speech, the civil rights icon delivered a major speech in Springfield on labor, economics and civil rights on Oct. 7, 196...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:21 am
 Let’s talk about two daily essentials: breakfast and, of course, beer.Mass marketers of breakfast cereals have been in a downward sales spiral for about a decade, so they’re getting back to...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 01:17 am
 Politicians are masters of legislative camouflage. By this I mean that they are very good at making you think legislation is doing one thing when in reality it accomplishes another goal.One of t...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:22 am

The newest draft city plan is a good one

 The Springfield city council has before it a draft of a new comprehensive city plan, City of Springfield Comprehensive Plan, “Forging a New Legacy,” intended to guide development in the capi...


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