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Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:19 am
MENTALLY ILL INMATESI just wanted to make sure you and your readers know that this administration and the Illinois Department of Corrections have taken considerable steps to enhance the delivery of ca...
Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018 12:18 am
 Mayor Jim Langfelder’s end-of-year selection of Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plan for a park on the YWCA block, renamed the North Mansion block, fell on Springfield’s holiday season like a lump of...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:10 am

Is state government ready for Armageddon?

 Oh dear – the North Koreans are threatening the United States with a preemptive nuclear strike. In November, Kim Jong-un ordered a test launch of the Hwasong-15 missile, which has the potentia...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:09 am
In this, the final issue of 2017, we are grateful for many things. For another year, our 42nd, of Illinois Times surviving in business to have a voice in this raucous and turbulent world of public aff...
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:08 am
This was an interesting year that’s just concluding, wasn’t it? And here’s the thing: I suspect 2018 will be just as intriguing.Let’s start with some good news. The economy had a good year in...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:20 am

Logan Hay, once Springfield’s best-known citizen, is forgotten

 The Illinois Bicentennial looms. In the Illinois that exists, the Rauner administration looks forward to beer parties and pantomime shows. In the Illinois of my daydreams, historians scribble aw...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:19 am
 In September Amazon, the $136-billion-a-year, multi-tentacled monopolist, sparked a prairie fire of excitement among state and local economic development officials when it coyly announced its in...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:18 am
 “I’m not in charge,” Gov. Bruce Rauner said recently, “I’m trying to get to be in charge.”Rauner said he’ll “get to be in charge” by taking away House Speaker Michael Madigan�...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:17 am
 WASTE IN CITY GOVERNMENTI did a little research on the sizes of several police departments in Illinois and found that Springfield has more per capita than other cities of comparable size. My pro...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:16 am
Nobody laid a glove on the popular and confident Mayor Jim Langfelder during his appearance at Citizens Club last week. In answer to questions, the mayor made clear he has no intention of reducing pol...


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