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Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:01 am
OBAMA, DURBIN DOING THEIR JOBA recent letter published in the State Journal-Register criticized President Obama and Senator Dick Durbin on immigration reform. The writer echoed the unrelenting chorus...
Thursday, July 10, 2014 12:01 am
 SKETCHY FACTSI am writing in response to Chris Britt’s cartoon (“Church of Hobby Lobby”) in the July 3 edition of Illinois Times. I enjoy editorial cartoons as much as anyone does. Should...
Thursday, July 3, 2014 12:01 am
 GREENS OVER GOLDIllinois Times reported that the Springfield Park District has met with a golf management firm about potentially privatizing the management of its four public golf courses (Cap C...
Thursday, June 26, 2014 12:01 am
INFLATION CESSATIONIn the June 19 Illinois Times, Jim Hightower urges raising the national minimum wage to $15 per hour (“A bold shift in America’s minimum wage debate”). But why raise it to onl...
Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am
 WRIGHT ON TILL THE ENDI wish we never knew the name Emmett Till. But it will be forever emblazoned in our nation’s history because as a 14-year-old young man, Till was pulled out of his bed in...
Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:01 am
 GAS FROM THE PASTWhat a difference in gasoline prices from when I started helping my dad at age 14 at the gasoline station he ran. Gasoline was 25.9 cents a gallon except during f...
Thursday, June 5, 2014 12:01 am
 SEPARATION OF PRAYER AND STATERegarding the opinion piece “Exclude me in your prayers,” by James Krohe Jr. in Illinois Times (May 29), I don’t believe anyone’s right to practice their re...
Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:01 am
LEARNING CURVESDid anyone else find it odd that Jeanne Allen of the Center for Education Reform didn’t spell out what she means when she says she wants parents to “take 20 years of lessons learned...
Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:01 am
WHO’S WHO?I am trying to identify the organization or reason this photo was snapped in Springfield in 1923. Only the date is on the back.I think I have identified it as being a convention of the Kni...
Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:01 am
 SHAKE A PAW, VOTEWe need your help to vote for Springfield, Illinois, in the Bark For Your Park Contest. The winner will win $100,000 to build a PetSafe dog park and four other cities will also...

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