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Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:29 am
I suppose it’s too much to expect that we get an honest debate about the need for more state revenues in the already active gubernatorial race. Candidates will be candidates and voters will be voter...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:28 am
 GOOD GOVERNINGOur current governor still has no clue what governing is. It is not about issuing ultimatums; it is about working with the legislature, no matter what party or length of time in of...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:27 am
Every Good Friday for the past 30 years or so a small group of Christians and other compassionate activists follow someone carrying a big wooden cross around downtown, stopping occasionally to sing an...
Thursday, April 13, 2017 12:26 am

When Lee surrendered and Lincoln died

 Holy Week is a reflective time for people of many faiths, and Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday are marked by tens of millions around the world. However, Holy Week in 1865 was a definin...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:20 am

When it’s Illinois history, books aren’t long enough

 For some time I have been working on a history of mid-Illinois. One might ask – several potential publishers did – how one can make an interesting book of even modest size with facts and sto...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:18 am
 As the Senate’s two leaders tried again to find the votes to pass their “grand bargain” last week to end the state’s two-year governmental gridlock, Gov. Rauner began spending more than...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:17 am
 WORKING WITH DEMSTrump says he wants to work with the Democrats now. Good. Please start by apologizing to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, then, as a show of sincerity, withdraw Neil Gorsuch fr...
Thursday, April 6, 2017 12:16 am
 If you haven’t yet been to the Springfield and Central Illinois African American History Museum, get there. The new location, a building leased from the city just outside the Monument Avenue e...

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