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Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:23 am

The dead still have things to teach us

 Cemeteries are not only places to park dead uncles while they await their maker. They also are, or were, parks, picnic grounds, trysting places, settings for patriotic rituals and party venues f...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:21 am
If you were worried that House Republican Leader Jim Durkin wasn’t taking his primary race seriously enough, think again.As you may already know, Leader Durkin is being challenged by Burr Ridge Mayo...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:20 am
 GROWING UP IN JACKSONVILLEThanks to David Blanchette for an excellent article on Jacksonville (“Jacksonville has a lot going on”) in the Dec. 7 edition of Illinois Times.I was privileged to...
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:08 am

AG no help when government hides

 Remember Candace Wanzo?She’s the secretary of state employee who was escorted from her office last May and remains both under investigation and on the payroll at the rate of $7,278 per month w...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:19 am
One of the best things about Doug Jones’ win over Roy Moore in Alabama is that it energized the state’s long-dormant Democratic Party and chastened the Republicans. There is nothing like a win to...
Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017 12:18 am

Spending for police and fire is out of control

The city of Springfield’s pending financial disaster is much more a problem of priorities, and less a problem of revenue. Informal comments already suggest that there is nothing left to cut, but the...
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:24 am

Spreading white poverty and failing schools

 It is possible paint a picture with numbers. The State Journal-Register did it the other day when it used data from the Illinois Report Card, the state’s education data source, to draw before-...


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