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Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:29 am

Is the state museum building at risk?

 Bruce Rauner’s campaign to destroy the Illinois State Museum risks losing tourist income, the services of top scientists and administrators and priceless artifacts, not to mention any claim Il...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Elites tend to be ... well, elite. As in, “clueless” about what your everyday working stiff is thinking.Cluelessness about the masses can become a major occupational hazard for political eli...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:28 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner has hit a brick wall attempting to convince House Speaker Michael Madigan to come to the negotiating table to talk about ending the long governmental impasse, and then working...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:26 am
 GREEN SPACE DOWNTOWNDowntown Springfield, Inc. director Lisa Clemmons Stott continues to make an excellent point in citing housing downtown as key in revitalizing the downtown area. Dr...
Thursday, April 14, 2016 12:25 am
 The state budget crisis is about to come to a head, with Chicago State University about to close for lack of funding, other small universities hurting, piles of fiscal pain everywhere and the po...
Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:22 am

Springfield to gay man in 1993: “We don’t need to know that.”

This week I dust off a Prejudices column from June 3, 1993, when same-sex marriage was illegal in Illinois and many Springfieldians still believed that same-sex love should be too. Tom Chiola, by the...

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