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Thursday, March 22, 2018 12:14 am
You could choose any number of marquee dilemmas to illustrate how broken congressional politics has become. Guns, Russian interference, climate change – Americans want progress on all of them and ge...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:19 am

Trying to keep central Illinois fertilizer out of the Gulf

 Last August the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced the Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” – an area of low oxygen (hypoxia) that can kill fish – is the largest ever measur...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:18 am
The most common measurement that the media, politicians and corporations use to tell us whether our economy is zooming or sputtering is Wall Street’s index of stock prices. The media literally spews...
Thursday, March 15, 2018 12:16 am
 PLEASE PRINT PUZZLESI wish to peacefully protest (on paper) the proposed banishment of puzzles from the back page of your weekly edition. Working crosswords on a screen is not something I would...
Wednesday, March 14, 2018 12:17 am
House Speaker Michael Madigan cares most about three House votes: The votes every two years for both the next Speaker and the House rules; and the vote every ten years on the new state legislative dis...

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