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Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016 12:13 am

Or corporate takeover?

The Trans-Pacific Trade Partnership, to be voted on by Congress soon, is a quilt of many colors, disparate pieces stitched together. This is a complex bill which you probably will support if you belie...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:18 am

Recalling the broken promise of the PCCC

 We learned July 18 that the directors of the Prairie Capital Convention Center approved the sale of naming rights to the building to the Bank of Springfield. Mike Coffey Jr., chairman of the boa...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:17 am
 The fervent prayer of old-line Democratic operatives and corporate funders is that the Sanders Storm will dissipate now that Hillary Clinton will get the nomination, thus allowing politics-as-us...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:16 am
 “Do you think he knows what he’s doing?” asked a top Republican last week about House Speaker Michael Madigan’s high-profile role at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.Ma...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:15 am
 STOP LAND GRABIllinois is blessed with top-grade, food-producing soil that only a few places in the world can match. Those places are South Ukraine, sections of Argentina and along China’s Yel...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:14 am
 Gov. Bruce Rauner continues to portray AFSCME, the union representing 38,000 Illinois employees, as greedy and itching for a strike, but his case against the union is weak. It was Rauner, after...
Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016 12:13 am
 The Springfield mayor and city council should be commended for discussing a variety of needs facing the city. Infrastructure, a city planner, Hunter Lake and the mansion block, to name a few. Th...
Thursday, July 28, 2016 12:17 am

Are the Rauners giving Illinois a mansion it really wants?

You know how it is. You repaint the living room, and suddenly the furniture looks shabby. So you replace that, which makes the carpet look worn. Over on Jackson Street, they finally fixed the leaky ro...


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