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Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 12:01 am
 DEBATE DODGERAfter listening to the radio the other day, it sounds like several local media outlets requested a public forum between the two candidates currently running for sheriff – and it t...
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014 12:01 am
  SIMPLE TIMES, GOOD PEOPLEI just read Anita Stienstra’s Sept. 24 piece about George and Winnie Colin (Poetry, Etc. blog, “Remembering George Colin”). Throughout my 20 years in Springf...
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 12:01 am
 CUT WEB LOOPHOLESI fully agree with Jim Hightower in the “The darker side of amazon.com,” Sept. 25, where he notes that most online purchases, in effect, are subsidi...
Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 12:01 am
 CITATIONS DON’T ADD UPI take a more aggressively skeptical view than does Samuel Johnson of Springfield of Deputy Police Chief Dennis Arnold’s contention that having more officers patrolling...
Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 12:01 am
 IN MY EXPERIENCEThere is no denying that Michael Mayosky is a very talented artist. He painted the benches in front of Recycled Records and did a great job, although it took forever to get them...
Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014 12:01 am
 THE ARTIST’S SIDEI am writing to state my point of view that was not included in your article by Bruce Rushton (“Mural interruptus,” Sept. 4). I cannot put into words my frustration in the...
Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014 12:01 am
 THE WAR ON WARI would not consider myself of the same political bent as IT, or certainly Jim Hightower, but I make an effort to find IT each week so I can read his column. Mostly, I find his wri...
Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014 12:01 am
 30 YEARS FOR WEED“Nobody gets multiple decades for pot!” These words often sing in my ears while discussing my prison sentence with people. When I was 19, I started bringing cannabis from Ca...
Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 12:01 am
 JUDGING CHARACTERMike Lang reported in Illinois Times on various “Conversations on race” (see “Diverse faith groups talk about race,” June 12) that have been initiated by clergy and cong...
Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 12:01 am
 MAMMOTH MEMORIESMary Bohlen’s article about Mammoth Cave (“Cool off in Mammoth Cave, the world’s longest,” Aug. 7) reminded me of my trip so-o-o many years ago. I was about 35 years old ...

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