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Thursday, June 25, 2015 12:22 am
 ENFORCE CURRENT LAWSClose the Illinois State Museum to save money? Some 200,000 people with curious minds broadened their horizons there last year. Surely there are thousands of redundant, out-o...
Thursday, June 18, 2015 12:18 am
 A CRAFTY SOLUTIONWhat if the crafts and trades, with their training programs, teamed up with the Springfield Building and Zoning housing division and Administrative Court to bring houses out of...
Thursday, June 11, 2015 12:16 am
TOURISM KILLERIs killing tourism in this state a good businessman’s action? Any state you name with low taxes has a huge tourism business. Rauner is constantly doing things that hurt tourism in this...
Thursday, June 4, 2015 12:15 am
 HELP THE HOMELESSDespite the fledging economic recovery, the number of our sisters and brothers who are homeless in Springfield was up in the last annual count. As unfortunate as that is, even m...
Thursday, May 28, 2015 12:01 am
 AN OUTSIDERS’ PERSPECTIVEAs someone who has come to know Springfield a little over recent months, I wonder if folks here might like to know how it seems from the outside. These are times when...
Thursday, May 21, 2015 12:01 am
 BLUFF UGLYThis is a comment in response to the April 16 article (“Paying for downtown” by Bruce Rushton) about the development proposed for Fourth and Madison streets by Bluffstone...
Thursday, May 14, 2015 12:01 am
POLICING POLICEPolice management needs to develop a system wherein good cops can report bad cops without the fear of reprisal. Certainly there is a natural sense of loyalty among the police and/or a f...
Thursday, May 7, 2015 12:01 am
 HISTORY COMES ALIVE IS DEADThe Lincoln funeral procession has come and gone, and from my vantage point as curator of historic Edwards Place, it was a smashing success. So many people coming to t...
Thursday, April 30, 2015 12:01 am
TEA PARTY ON IHPARemember when President Obama made his announcement and VP choice at the historic Old State Capitol? It was IHPA that gave him special permission to do so, although the site is n...
Thursday, April 23, 2015 12:01 am
 WATCHING THE WATCHERSI am even more concerned about license-plate readers in the community than Khadine Bennett of the ACLU (“Watching the watchers,” Alan Kozeluh, April 9). Crime-fighting t...

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