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Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012 08:48 am
CRYING OVER TIERSThank you for publishing an article that brings more light onto the State of Illinois’ five-tier retirement systems [see “For state pensions, use a scalpel not an ax,&rdqu...
Thursday, Oct. 11, 2012 05:12 am
UU PERSPECTIVEAs a former Catholic, I was not surprised by Bishop Paprocki’s recent public statements. In my youth, I heard similar admonishments from the pulpit. Indeed, that is one of the reas...
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012 10:39 am
HELL AND VOTINGI am sitting here on a Sunday morning contemplating the words of my bishop. Strong words they were indeed and well worth contemplating. Last week I, along with everyone else, was admoni...
Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 07:53 pm

Residency requirements

LIVING FOR THE CITYOn Nov. 6, Springfield residents will have an important opportunity to vote on an advisory referendum to reinstate the residency requirement for new Springfield city employees. Resi...
Thursday, Sept. 20, 2012 04:20 pm

Rodney Davis and Illinois outsourcing

MEDISCARE EXPLAINEDRodney Davis is so “pro Wall Street” that he advocates handing over Social Security tax funds to the same Wall Street investors, financiers and bankers who stole hundred...
Thursday, Sept. 13, 2012 02:55 am
GAMBLING OUR FUTUREMitt Romney, the devout Mormon, may have lowered his standards to win this presidental election. For decades The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons) and its fa...
Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012 09:21 am
RAPE IS RAPEI really could care less what Missouri Congressman Todd Akin recently said regarding rape victims, stupid as it was, especially for someone running for office. But I do care grea...
Thursday, Aug. 30, 2012 02:54 am
FITNESS HELPS LEARNINGThe American Heart Association applauds Gov. Pat Quinn’s plan to sign Senate Bill 3374 into law on Saturday, Aug. 25. This legislation establishes a P.E. Task Force which m...
Thursday, Aug. 23, 2012 08:30 pm
NONVOTERS LOUD AND CLEARTed Cruz [see “The people’s choice! Only, not really.” By Jim Hightower, Aug. 16] may be a nut and he may have only had 4 percent of the people who walked int...
Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 12:01 pm
CHICK-BASHINGYou have shown your liberal bias by publishing Chris Britt’s newest cartoon bashing Chick-fil-A. The company doesn’t preach hate, or intolerance in any fashion. The media aske...

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