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Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:17 am
 During the lead-up to the recent special legislative session over the state budget and a tax hike, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s staff studied whether their boss had the power to force legislators to at...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:16 am
SOLAR PARKING METERSThank you Bruce Rushton, for your excellent article on parking, including the Decatur idea, worth considering, of yanking all the parking meters. [See “Time expired?” July 20.]...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:15 am
 Last week I strolled around the U.S. Capitol in the early evening, stopping for a while to watch an orderly protest rally against the Republican plan to obliterate Obamacare, at that hour being...
Thursday, Aug. 3, 2017 12:14 am
 Sooner or later, every rookie reporter must face the ugly facts: Somewhere, sometime, there will be a school board meeting she will have to cover. A veteran opinion monger like me faces a simila...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:19 am

The dilemmas of public power on a warming planet

 As I write this the weather is, as my grandmother used to say, sultry. Central Illinois is not on the Gulf coast, but Gulf air is in central Illinois much of the year. The damp heat typical of s...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:18 am
We the People are being burgled. Again. The latest hit is just the latest in a long string of political robberies, a nationwide crime wave being pulled off by moneyed elites and their political henchm...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:17 am
In the end, Mike “Z” Zolnierowicz had only one choice. Gov. Bruce Rauner’s top political lieutenant, the man everyone calls “Z” who was most responsible for winning the 2014 Republican prima...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:16 am
 RACE DISCRIMINATIONPublications aimed at senior citizens are constantly reminding us about the importance of getting in and staying in shape through programs of regular exercise. And there is no...
Thursday, July 27, 2017 12:15 am
Gov. Bruce Rauner has a plan for schools, but he won’t disclose it or verify his financial projections until the General Assembly sends him their bill so he can veto it. He has called the legislatur...

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